Are places of worship essential?
Are in-person church gatherings considered an essential service or not? Amid a global pandemic, people are asked to be distant from each other. Some in the Christian faith and other religions though are crying out for in-person gatherings even if it is against COVID-19 health restrictions. Tobias Tissen is a minister at the Church of God in Steinbach, Manitoba who has been fined twice for allowing the congregation to meet in person in the parking lot of the church.