Capitol Hill Baptist Church meets outside in D.C. for first time since judge's ruling against mayor's COVID-19 restriction

by Laura Mize · Oct 20th, 2020 1:38 pm

Last Updated Oct 21st, 2020 at 10:25 pm

Capitol Hill Baptist Church met outdoors in Washington, D.C., on Sunday after a judge granted a temporary injunction on Friday against Mayor Muriel Bowser's coronavirus restrictions against religious gatherings.

The restriction limited indoor or outdoor religious gatherings to 50% of capacity, with a cap at 100 people. As a result of the restriction, the church had been meeting outdoors in Virginia, but filed a lawsuit seeking permission to gather in Washington, D.C. The church is located within the district.

Sunday's gathering took place in Anacostia Park. In an online announcement prior to the service, church leadership asked attendees to wear face masks, maintain social distancing, and to bring their own Bibles and printed bulletins from home.


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