Kemp urges Georgians not to attend in-person religious services

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Governor Brian Kemp is urging Georgians to not attend religious services, including Easter services, even those that are described as “drive-in.”

Authorities say law enforcement agencies have received reports that participants of drive-in religious services are not staying in their vehicles, but are instead leaving them to allow children to play, use restrooms or otherwise congregate.

“I greatly appreciate faith leaders across our state who have made the tough decision to stop the spread of COVID-19 by suspending in-person religious services. Their leadership is literally saving lives,” Kemp said. “To all Georgians celebrating Easter this Sunday, I am pleading with you to not attend any services in person. If you attend worship services in person, you risk exposure to coronavirus – potentially endangering your life, the lives of your neighbors and your loved ones. I know this decision is difficult, but we will get through this together.”

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