How Metro Detroit churches are adjusting to new mask guidelines

Starting Saturday, Michigan lifted mask requirements for most indoor and outdoor areas for fully vaccinated residents. The move complies with the newly issued guidelines of the CDC.

“Even though the mandate has been lifted, we will still wear masks,” said Pastor Larry Jordan of the Family Victory Fellowship Church in Southfield.

Jordan said he was comfortable with the decision to still wear masks.

“People have different levels of comfort. Some people are scared. Some people are not afraid. But I think since the responsibility I have as a spiritual guide is to make sure everyone is comfortable, ”Jordan said.


Jordan said they will keep their masks for the time being and will continue their cleaning protocols as well.

“We’re going to make it a gradual process,” said Pastor Tim Holzerland of Shepherd King Lutheran Church in West Bloomfield Ward.

Holzerland said they’ll keep their masks at least for now.

“We want as many members and guests who come with us to the service to feel as comfortable as possible,” said Holzerland.

Pastor Mike Rice of Faith Covenant Church in Farmington Hills said his church will give people options. You can stream the service live or go in person.

“Our first service will stay the same. So that includes masks for everyone who participates and social distancing at 6 feet. The change we’re making next weekend is that on our second service shift, we’re going from 6 feet to 3 feet and then making masks optional, ”said Rice.


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