Around Buffalo, several churches are hoping to keep their doors open even if services are looking a little different than they once did. With COVID-19 numbers rising around the community, there is a growing need for preventative measures to keep church goers safe. At the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, in person attendance numbers are limited, encouraging everyone else to join virtually via a livestream of services and church meetings. Attendees are social distanced between the open pews, are required to wear masks and are asked to sanitize their spaces on the way out. In addition, booklets provided to attendees about the service are rotated between morning services so as to be sanitized after each use.


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