Kemp requests no in-person Easter services this weekend


Drive-in services have led to distancing problems, governor says, so Georgians should participate via online or call-in religious services instead  —

Governor Brian P. Kemp on Good Friday afternoon urged Georgians to plan for online or call-in religious services, including Easter Sunday on April 12, and to avoid any in-person services, including outdoor venues.

“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,” said Governor Kemp.

“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,” Kemp said.

For drive-in services, law enforcement have received reports that people are not staying in their vehicles. For example, people will leave their cars to let their children play, go to nearby restrooms, or otherwise congregate.