Trump threatens to override governors refusing to reopen ‘essential’ churches amid pandemic

India Today | May 23, 2020 at 11:55 AM
  • President Donald Trump has labeled churches and other houses of worship as “essential” and called on governors nationwide to let them reopen this weekend even though some areas remain under coronavirus lockdown.
  • Following Trump’s announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines for communities of faith on how to safely reopen, including recommendations to limit the size of gatherings and consider holding services outdoors or in large, well-ventilated areas.
  • The draft guidance discussed reopening in steps.