Coronavirus Facts Only: Church in a COVID-19 world could mean tickets, reservations needed

Every day during this COVID-19 pandemic our health editor Fred Bodimer will host a 20 minute podcast with the latest information on the virus outbreak.

Fred Bodimer
April 27, 2020 - 4:28 pm

How will attending church change once restrictions ease? Father Tom Reese, senior analyst with Religion News Service and Dr. Fred Buckhold, a SLU Care general internist at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital try to answer that question. 

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Father Reese says church services may go from one service for 500 people to 10 services for 50 people at a time. He says parishioners will have to be socially distanced.  And tickets or reservations may be needed to attend a service. 

Communion may come down to simply placing communion wafers at each seat in the pews. 

Dr. Buckhold addresses plans to re-open some St. Louis County Parks with restrictions -- and addresses a new study on using Pepcid as a possible treatment for coronavirus.

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