IN Senator says religious gathering guidelines updated

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Ind. (WEHT) — Indiana Senator Jim Tomes said there’s updated guidelines for religious gatherings.

The Posey County Republican says some of the restrictive language on previous policies — like shall and must — have been replaced with encourage and recommend.

Senator Tomes says this gives clergy more flexibility on how to conduct services.

The Indiana State Department of Health guidelines still say live-streamed or other virtual services are best and should only use the minimum number of necessary personnel for any services. Staff and volunteers who are not speaking should wear masks and at drive-in services, everyone should stay in the car. Additionally, portable bathrooms should not be allowed on the property.

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(This story was originally published on April 21, 2020)


The indiana state department of health guidelines still say live-streamed or other virtual services are best.
And should only use the minimum number of necessary personnel for any services.
Staff and volunteers who are not speaking should wear masks.
And at drive-in services -- everyone should stay in the car.
Portable bathrooms should not be allowed on the property.

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