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Churches live stream services amid coronavirus

Posted at 7:15 AM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 10:17:54-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Large churches throughout San Diego are scaling down services in an effort to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Miles McPherson, Senior Pastor of The Rock Church, says they normally get 12 to 13 thousand people who attend services at their seven campuses.

Now, attendees who show up for worship won’t be allowed inside. A message sent out to members let them know about the change.

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“All of our physical Rick Church campuses will be closed for the foreseeable future. However, we are still going to have church and it’s going to be awesome,” McPherson said.

“Here’s what’s going to happen. On Sunday at our normal times – 8, 10, 12, and 6, we will be broadcasting all of our services online on all of our platforms,” he added.

McPherson also said church staff are taking precautions for those inside by sanitizing surfaces and not shaking hands.

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Click here to watch the live Sunday services.

The Rock Church isn’t the only religious organization making changes amid COVID-19.

The San Diego Catholic Diocese says, beginning Monday, all daily Masses will be cancelled, but they will be streaming Sunday Mass in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

The Diocese adds that churches will remain open for parishioners who want to pray and seek spiritual assistance. It’s unclear how long Mass will be cancelled.

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Click here for more information, or to watch Mass online.