Relaxed restrictions allowing more people to gather for Easter


EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — While health officials say it’s still not a time to let your guard down, relaxed restrictions are allowing more people to gather for Easter.

Last year, a stay-at-home order remained in place and there were no in-person Easter services at churches.

Church capacity restrictions have eased up since then and houses of worship in Rhode Island can welcome 75% of their congregation, while in Massachusetts, it’s capped in half.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), individuals who are fully vaccinated can gather indoors without wearing a mask, but are still encouraged to social distance and wear a mask around non-vaccinated people.

Capacity restrictions are still in place for gatherings.

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