LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Earlier this week, Gov. Andy Beshear strongly recommended that churches cancel services amid the coronavirus outbreak.
"I wouldn't recommend it if I did not believe it was necessary," Beshear said about churches closing. "Especially if you look at our churches, we do have high senior populations in them."
Beshear also took to Twitter this morning as many churches in Kentucky followed his recommendation.
As a person of deep faith I know this morning is tough for many of us, not being able to attend our church service in person. We are doing what is needed to help protect ourselves and those around us. Thank you for coming together to help keep our communities safe. ^AB— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) March 15, 2020
Southland Christian Church, Immanuel Baptist Church and Centenary United Methodist Church are among the churches in Lexington that decided to cancel in-person Sunday service. However, all three are also among churches that offer virtual services, meaning people could stream services on the church website.
Cathedral of Christ the King was among churches that decided to not cancel services. However, the church still offered its virtual service through its Facebook page for those that felt uncomfortable coming to church.