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Reopened Georgia Church Hit With COVID-19 Cases

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 May 2020 11:16 AM EDT

A reopened Georgia church is stopping in-person services again after several families became infected with the coronavirus.

The Christian Post reported Monday that Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle had restarted in-person services on April 26. However, the church announced on May 11 it would suspend “in-person worship services for the foreseeable future after several families contracted COVID-19.

“Our hearts are heavy as some of our families are dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 virus, and we ask for your prayers for each of them as they follow the prescribed protocol and recuperate at home,” the church said in a statement.

“Though we feel very confident of the safe environment we are able to offer in our facilities, the decision was made … that we would discontinue all in-person services again until further notice in an effort of extreme caution for the safety and well-being of our families.”

A Northwest Georgia Health District spokesperson told WDEF-TV that officials were investigating a total of three COVID-19 cases associated with the church.

The church noted that only about 25% of congregants had been involved in in-person services during the time it was reopened.

Jeffrey Rodack

Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.

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A reopened Georgia church is stopping in-person services again after several families became infected with the coronavirus.
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