Church COVID Restrictions

COVID-19 and the Struggle for Worship in Canada

"The article is simply intended to alert American believers of the shuttering of places of worship in Canada that seems more stringent than similar closures in the United States.... many American evangelicals have limited or no knowledge of churches to our north who are facing similar or more rigorous restrictions from various parts of the Canadian government. This is their story." - P&D

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New Mexico church responds to $10K fine for holding services amid COVID-19

"The church was fined for allegedly violating restrictions on in-person worship services and mask mandates implemented by the New Mexico Department of Health. The restrictions, which went into effect on Dec. 15, require churches located in “red-level” counties to cap attendance at 25% of capacity." - CPost

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John MacArthur's church has multiple COVID cases, staff pressured to keep silent: report

"L.A. County requires places of worship to report to the Public Health Department when there are at least three COVID-19 cases within a span of two weeks, after which the agency determines whether there is an outbreak. GCC did not respond to a request for comment by press time." - C.Post

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Justices order review of Colorado, New Jersey worship limits

"The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered lower federal courts in Colorado and New Jersey to reexamine state restrictions on indoor religious services to combat the coronavirus in light of the justices’ recent ruling in favor of churches and synagogues in New York." - BPNews

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Hope for CA Churches: Justices Order Review of Virus Rules

"The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a lower federal court to reexamine California restrictions on indoor religious services in areas hard hit by the coronavirus in light of the justices’ recent ruling in favor of churches and synagogues in New York." - CLeaders

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Survey: Americans trend toward acceptance of church defiance of COVID-19 restrictions

"When asked if they agreed with the statement, 'If the government told us to stop gathering in person for worship I would want my congregation to defy the order,' 34% of respondents who participated in the October survey agreed (with 16% strongly agreeing). By contrast, 21.8% of Americans surveyed in March said that they agreed (with 10.7% strongly agreeing)." - CPost

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In a 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court sides with religious groups in a dispute over Covid-19 restrictions in New York

"In a 5-4 ruling, the US Supreme Court sided with religious organizations in a dispute over Covid-19 restrictions put in place by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo limiting the number of people attending religious services." - CNN

Also, Supreme Court blocks worship restrictions (WORLD)

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