Sunday, April 26, 2020

Settlement Reached With Kansas Churches Challenging COVID-19 Limits On Services

After two Baptist churches in Kansas obtained a temporary restraining order  against enforcement of a provision in Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's COVID-19 executive orders that ban religious assemblies of more than ten congregants (see prior posting), the governor has reached a settlement with the churches. Hutchinson News reports:
The proposed resolution to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court would allow congregations in Junction City and Dodge City to conduct in-person services if attendees complied with safety protocols. It also created a window for the governor to revise her mass-gathering order so it would no longer apply to religious meetings.