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Texas softens restrictions for services at places of worship

6 months 2 days 11 hours ago Tuesday, April 21 2020 Apr 21, 2020 April 21, 2020 8:55 PM April 21, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

A day after state parks reopen, the first step in Gov. Greg Abbott’s effort to start up the Texas economy again, officials give the OK for in-person religious services to resume.

Updated guidelines to churches soften previous restrictions. The letter released Tuesday afternoon states houses of worship should conduct services remotely when possible while clarifying the government is making only recommendations.

The revised rule gives the green light for churches to allow gatherings while maintaining social distancing.

Read the full document of guidelines for houses of worship in Texas here.

The adjusted guidelines also encourage churches to have anyone over the age of 65 to stay home and to ask anyone who is sick to not attend.

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