This afternoon Arkansas’ Secretary of Health and Governor Asa Hutchinson’s office¬†issued a new health directive¬†generally prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people.

You can read the directive here.

The directive does not apply to places of worship, like churches.

That means that churches are allowed to meet.

However, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the state strongly encourages churches to limit person-to-person contact at their meetings and help churchgoers practice social distancing of six or more feet.

Our friends at Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. have put together a list of ideas and resources for churches in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Family Research Council offers a list of ways that churches can meet and stay connected with each other without taking unwise risks or exposing people to the coronavirus.

Their ideas and resources include ways churches can gather, serve, and stay informed as the outbreak unfolds.

They also offer prayer requests for our nation and legal resources for churches.

You can download Family Research Council’s ideas and resources for churches here.