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Wiregrass churches hit with COVID-19

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Published: Jun. 28, 2020 at 5:18 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -A pair of Wiregrass churches have been hit with COVID-19. One church went back to online services this week while the other church has been forced to closer their daycare.

Covenant United Methodist Church had a child to test positive that participates in their weekday childcare service. The child showed no signs of the virus but was tested after the mom was diagnosed with COVID-19.

The daycare was closed and cleaned on Friday. The nursery was not available for today’s services according to a social media post.

While the plan was to reopen on Monday the daycare has not made a final decision just yet.

Wiregrass Church on West Main moved their services to online only today after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

The church posted a message on Facebook about the decision.

On Saturday 24 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Houston County. That is the most cases for one day since the Alabama Department of Public Health began recording the numbers back in March.

When the virus first began, Governor Kay Ivey closed non-essential businesses including churches to try and flatten the curve.

Since the state moved to a “Safer At Home” policy on May 21 the numbers have climbed. On Saturday a new 7-day increase record was set.

Cities like Montgomery, Birmingham and Mobile have either approved mask ordinances or are considering doing so this week.

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