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Starting Sunday, some Wake County churches will gather for drive-in services

Posted April 17, 2020 5:06 a.m. EDT

Starting this Sunday, churches in Wake County can hold drive-in services.

Wake County’s amended and extended stay-at-home order gives places of worship this option.

Up until now, churches have been streaming their services, with congregation members gathering online for fellowship and sermons.

But starting this weekend, Wake County commissioners are allowing churches to meet in a drive-in service.

Church-goers can park their cars and tune into the radio to hear the message.

Wake County Commissioners said they understood it was important for some congregations to meet--but they are reminding congregations of the vital importance of social distancing, and churches will be required to make sure cars have six feet of separation between them.

Commissioners credited social distancing with slowing the spread of COVID-19. Wake County’s stay-home order is extended through the end of the month.

Stay-at-home orders for Durham and Orange counties, among many others, were already scheduled to run through April 30.

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