Kentucky Churches Are Packed On Easter Sunday And Police Officers Are Giving Churchgoers Quarantine Notices
Before Easter Sunday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear revealed that he was going to take drastic measures to make sure that anyone who attends church gatherings in person this weekend will be ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days.
He said officials are aware of only about six churches in the commonwealth that are still planning to hold in-person services.
Anyone attending such a gathering will be notified it is misdemeanor violation of the emergency orders issued by the Governor and Kentucky Department for Public Health. The Governor said the order is for all mass gatherings and not just worship services.
Gov. Beshear said Kentucky State Police will be recording the license plate numbers of any vehicle seen at the gatherings. Local health officials then will contact the people associated with those vehicles and require them to self-quarantine for 14 days.
“Folks, we shouldn’t have to do this,” the Governor said. “What we’re asking is for you to love your neighbor as yourself. We shouldn’t have to do this.”
Today, many Kentucky churches were packed and police officers were seen taking down license plate numbers and putting notices on church-goers cars telling them that they were to self-quarantine for 14 days.