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When Will Elim Open?
With some churches in Duluth open for worship the question becomes, when will Elim open for in person worship again? The answer still remains, we don't know.
At the present time Governor Walz declaration allows churches to open at 50% capacity, with restrictions on uses of face coverings, social distancing and other protective measures. At the current time that means that Elim could open to about 125 people, but the sanctuary couldn't hold that many and still maintain the social distancing necessary for minimal protection. A more realistic number would probably be around 75 people. This would create potential problems if more than that number of people would show up for worship. For example, a long time member shows up on Sunday morning a bit late and the maximum capacity has already been reached. Would the member understand when they are told they are not able to enter the church?
Another consideration is Elim has not yet prepared to adequately disinfect the worship space after a mass gathering. A handheld disinfecting machine that will quickly and effectively sanitize the pews and other areas people touch has been ordered, but it is still at least a month out before it will arrive. Worshipers will need to be assured that the space they enter is clean and safe before they will feel comfortable coming to worship.
With this being said, Elim's Church Council has chosen not to open the building until at least September. The Council will review this decision at its August meeting and will update the congregation with any new information.
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