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Despite coronavirus risks, some Texas religious groups are worshipping in person — with the governor's blessing

COVID-19 has spread rapidly in Texas, and many congregations closed their doors and moved religious services online. But there are some religious groups who say it’s their right to remain open because they believe they provide an essential service to their communities.

by Kiah Collier, Perla Trevizo and Vianna Davila, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
Worshippers arrive for a church service at City on a Hill Church  in Houston. Rubber gloves were handed out as people arrived and a sign on the door asked people to sit six feet apart as a precaution. April 1, 2020.

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