Worshipers Heed Gov. JB Pritzker's Plea to Stay Home Easter Sunday, Celebrate Safely Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Governor of Illinois, JB Pritzker, has asked for churches to not hold in person worship services on Easter Sunday. Most places of worship complied with the governors wishes, due to the evidence provided by the State showing an increase in COVID-19 cases being related to gatherings at places of worship. Many Christian churches in Chicago, including Holy Name Cathedral and Canaan Community Church, have switched to an online or virtual format for Easter services. Although not what they had originally planned, church leaders made mention of incorporating the pandemic, in addition to lack of a physical building, into their sermons and messages.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Kirsch, Jesse, "Worshipers Heed Gov. JB Pritzker's Plea to Stay Home Easter Sunday, Celebrate Safely Amid COVID-19 Outbreak" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Law and Public Policy. 6.