State Fire Marshal releases protocol for outdoor religious services


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- The state Fire Marshal has released guidelines for churches planning to hold outdoor religious services.

“In accordance with Governor John Bel Edwards’ COVID-19 Proclamation to be released May 1,
2020, any outdoor religious and places of worship venue must adhere to strict mitigation
standards in preventing the spread of COVID-19,” Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning said in a statement. “The general operating matrix will require spacing of groups, limiting concentration of people, strict use of PPE, and frequent sanitizing.”

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