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Outdoor Services Should Be Allowed with Reasonable Precautions
People of faith have been denied the opportunity to attend religious services that could provide hope, solace, and a sense of community during this time of social distancing and isolation due to the coronavirus.
We know it is possible for churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues to operate safely through reasonable precautions, including outdoor services, social distancing, and limitations on the size of gatherings.
Further, we have a constitutional right to practice religion that should not be impeded through overly restrictive executive orders. Governor Murphy should recognize that religious services are no less essential to people's needs than retail services, such as lottery and liquor sales, that have been allowed to continue.
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