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.
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