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Churches stop in-person services as Kansas sets virus record

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 18:02:33-05

TOPEKA, Kan. — Some churches in Kansas have suspended indoor, in-person worship services and the capital city’s zoo even has tightened its rules as the state set another record for new coronavirus cases.

The bishops of the two Episcopal Church dioceses that cover Kansas this week directed their congregations to suspend services and meetings.

The United Methodist Church bishop for Kansas and Nebraska also encouraged its churches to suspend in-person services until further notice if they are in counties “identified as being in critical or dangerous statuses.”

Kansas averaged a record 2,553 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases a day for the seven days ending Friday.