By Message Staff
BATON ROUGE, La. (LBM) – After the Monday announcement about loosening COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings by Gov. John Bel Edwards, Chief H. “Butch” Browning, the state fire marshal, issued specific guidance today for churches regarding how to conduct in-person worship services during Phase Two of the reopening of the state’s economy.
In general, places of worship must continue to adhere to strict mitigation standards for preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, but may make greater use of seating capacity — up to 50 percent — while spacing individuals and groups to limit concentrations of people.
The complete set of “Open Safely” instructions can be found by clicking here. Changes from Phase One guidance are highlighted in yellow.