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Churches React to Uptick in COVID-19 Cases

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Jun 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-27 22:13:11-04

After the recent uptick of COVID-19 cases across Oklahoma over the last few days, church leaders say they are back on high alert.

A Green Country Pastor tells us that faith is the number one thing helping many of the people they work with to overcome the emotions that have come with the pandemic.

Many are working to keep their churches a safe place to feel safe.

Before, like many other churches, Life.Church adjusted to the pandemic by offering service and prayer groups online and through social media.

Once places of worship were allowed to open again, they added masks, gloves, sanitizing stations, and social distancing to safely support those who would like to return to praising in person.

The Pastor of Life.Church in South Tulsa, Tome Dawson, tells us, "we see the numbers going up that’s why we are diligent about not only meeting but exceeding what our local government officials are recommending as far as when you gather together we are taking that very seriously”

Pastor Dawson says they still have half of the usual seats in their sanctuary and will continue to keep services smaller.

More information on how Life.Church and Metropolitan Baptist Church are keeping people safe.

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