Churches should be treated the same as the local McDonald’s. When they had a COVID-19 case at their facility, they closed – very briefly – for a deep clean, and then promptly reopened again. A church with a case of COVID-19 should be treated the same way.
Likewise, as customers at McDonald’s/Superstore/Costco are required to wear masks, church goers could be asked to do so as well.
Furthermore, allowing seating at a percentage of building capacity would make sense. It appears that big box stores have no restrictions; so a large church building too could accommodate more than 50 people while maintaining social distancing.
Places of worship should be open – just as other places are.
Bernice Wubs, Surrey
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