Religious organizations can increase capacity with vaccinated-only sections in Washington state

Religious organizations are allowed to reserve sections for those who are fully vaccinated.

REDMOND, Wash. — Washington Cathedral in Redmond is preparing to open in-person worship to more people thanks to new guidance from Gov. Jay Inslee’s office.

“Anything that can increase capacity is good news for us,” said senior pastor Tim White. 

White’s church was able to make the transition to online services during the height of the pandemic. Now, his church is preparing for another change. 

“We’ve been really blessed the whole time. Our churches have grown with the online services — we had 40,000 at Easter,” White said.

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