Some Religious Services Begin Again on the South Fork

Religious services on the East End are slowly regaining a semblance of normalcy, but there is still concern about the spread of the novel coronavirus, especially with spikes in other areas of the country.

Many faith-based leaders are still taking precautions, even as a federal judge blocked New York State from enforcing COVID-19 restrictions that limit indoor and outdoor religious gatherings. Judge Gary Sharpe enjoined Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Attorney General Letitia James from enforcing some of the capacity restrictions put in place by executive order to contain the spread of the virus in a decision on June 26. Two Catholic priests from upstate New York and three Orthodox Jewish congregants from Brooklyn brought the suit, arguing that the restrictions violated their First Amendment rights to practice their religion.

Some Religious Services Begin Again on the South Fork

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