Governor Addresses Return of Worship Services in Arkansas [VIDEO]


Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson appeared today wearing a Star Wars mask this May 4th when he addressed the issue of resuming worship services in his daily COVID-19 update. Churches are able to resume service with certain guidelines as part of “phase 1” in Arkansas.


  • Online Platforms are strongly encouraged
  • Signs advise no entry if recent fever, symptoms, or contact with positive patient
  • 6-foot physical distancing except for family groups
  • face coverings worn at all times inside by anyone over 10 years of age
  • Worship leaders and performers may remove their mask when addressing the congregation
  • 12-foot physical distancing required at these times
  • Hand sanitizing stations at entrances
  • Meet and greet times moved outside as possible
  • refreshments offered outdoors only
  • lines for entry and exit be monitored for distancing
  • no physical contact
  • eliminate use of items touched by multiple people like collection plates/books
  • Avoid having people come forward to common alter
  • no classes for youth or childcare
  • sanitize common areas


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