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Dallas County extended the shelter-in-place order through April 30, prohibiting all travel unless essential. Local religious institutions have switched to virtual platforms such as Zoom and Facebook live to provide services. Photos courtesy the Islamic Center of Coppell, Kurt Klement, Harbhajan Singh and Sri Hari Hara Peetham

Local religious establishments combating COVID-19 through online services

With Dallas County under a shelter-in-place order through April 30, residents are asked to stay at homes at all times unless carrying out essential activities. Among these activities is the travel of religious officials to carry out necessary preparations for online streaming of services, as religious and worship services may only be provided via video and teleconference

In-person staff is limited to 10 people at all times, and the building may not have more than  25 people  per day, all of whom must follow the social distancing guidelines. In light of this, local religious institutions have been providing regular online services. 

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Gurdwara Nishkam Seva
St. Ann Catholic Parish
Sri Hari Hara Peetham
Islamic Center of Coppell