Churches have Sunday service indoors for first time in nearly two months

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – This Sunday is the first that churches are able to congregate and have service inside since the Stay At Home Order began back in March. 

The guidelines for reopening say places of worship should practice social distancing, separate people in the pews and be at 50% capacity. 

Greg Hurley, the pastor of the Solid Rock Worship Center, says his church is doing two services this weekend since they can only be at half capacity. 

“We’re just excited to be able to come back with some type of bodies in the seats. It’s been several weeks now that we’ve been having service online to an empty building, so this morning is gonna be very exciting. We’ll probably have somewhere in the neighborhood of 75-80 here this morning and 75-80 tonight,” Hurley said. 

Places of worship officially could open on May 11, but this marks the first day they can hold regular Sunday worship service inside.