State Health Officials Respond to Trump Essential Church Openings
Dave Bishop | May 23, 2020 AT 10:41 am
(From MNN) -- The C-D-C issued new guidelines after President Trump demanded states re-open churches, synagogues and mosques for Memorial Day weekend.
Negotiations continue between Governor Tim Walz and Minnesota’s faith leaders.
Commissioner Jan Malcolm says the state Health Department will continue to strongly recommend social distancing, limitations on the number of people, no direct person-to-person contact, and “no singing, painful as that is.
She said, "the data’s pretty darn clear that talking and loud talking and singing are pretty important transmission risks especially, again, in close quarters.”
The Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, others in the state and some Lutheran churches plan to allow services to resume Tuesday.