Kentucky governor Andy Beshear urged last week for church services to be canceled statewide amid the coronavirus pandemic. A church in Murray went against the suggestion, and a visitor at Sunday’s service has now tested positive for COVID-19.
University Church of Christ in Murray advised its congregation, which included around 150 people Sunday, to self-quarantine for the next 10 days, it said in a since-deleted Facebook post. The person diagnosed with coronavirus is not from Murray, the church said.
Friday, the Calloway County Health Department announced it has its first coronavirus case in the county, which Murray is a part of.
The person who was diagnosed in Calloway County spent time with the church visitor, according to WPSD-TV. The infected woman works at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, the TV station reported.
When Churches ignore medical advice, people suffer. You don’t lack faith when you listen to medical professionals, you express your faith in God’s ability to use others.