MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – Governor Tony Evers is reiterating options for religious gatherings and services ahead of Easter.
Under the Safer at Home order, Gov. Evers says churches and religious entities are considered essential. Any gatherings must include fewer than 10 people at a time if it occurs in a room or confined space.
Because of this, Gov. Evers says churches and religious entities wishing to conduct services while still complying with the Safer At Home order have a few options to conduct services via:
- Parking lots with congregants staying in cars
- Streaming online
- Having small gatherings with fewer than 10 people in each room with multiple services
While Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order is enforceable by any local law enforcement official, including county sheriffs, the governor’s office has not asked law enforcement to supervise or take enforcement steps against religious gatherings.
Churches and religious entities are encouraged to review and comply with all DHS guidelines, including guidelines for community and faith-based organizations available here.