Washingtonians are allowed drive-in religious services

May 7 2020, 11:06 am

As part of phase one of reopening Washington’s economy, Governor Jay Inslee has released guidance allowing religious, spiritual, and faith-based organizations the ability to conduct drive-in services as of Wednesday, May 6.

“Faith is so important at all times, but especially during times of crisis and difficulty,” Inslee said in a Wednesday press release.

The new guidance allows people to come together at drive-in spiritual services. These services require people to drive up in an enclosed vehicle with only members of the same household and require all windows, sunroofs, and convertible tops to remain closed.

Those who are sick must stay home, and no more than 10 people are allowed in a single vehicle.

“Our goal has always been to keep Washingtonians safe and healthy, and this option allows them to do that while participating in religious, spiritual and faith-based activities,” said Inslee.