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Revised Executive Orders from the Governor

Nov. 14, 2020 — The 25-person limit effective November 16, 2020 does not apply to places of worship. EO-63 requires wearing face coverings and this applies to religious services. EO-67 does not restrict the numbers that can attend religious services to the 25-person limit if a number of requirements are met (the ones already in the TAM). However, the 25-person limit does apply to things related to churches that are not religious services. That means Mission and Ministry programs and anything else that is not a service is limited to 25 or less.
Requirement to Wear Face Covering While Inside Buildings–EO-63 (pdf)
Phase Three Tightening of Certain Temporary Restrictions Due to COVID-19–EO67 (pdf)

A Notice from the Cabinet of the Virginia Conference:

Nov. 13, 2020 — As you may be aware, this afternoon Governor Northam issued changes to COVID-19 mitigation efforts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, including limiting public gatherings to 25 or less. These are effective Monday, November 16, and we do not know yet what application this will have to churches. That is all we know at this time.

Please continue with your safe worship plans for this Sunday, November 15 as your local conditions and your Health Church Team (HCT) guide.  We will share additional information as soon as it is available.

Questions should be directed to your district superintendent. Contact information may be found here.

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