How churches are trying to keep members healthy — physically and spiritually


Churches nationwide have been hotspots for COVID-19. California policymakers have put in new rules to curb the spread, and churches are innovating to follow them. At St. Mel Catholic Church in the San Fernando Valley, parishioners pray and take communion outside, where chairs are set up six feet apart.

Church leaders from St. Mel Catholic Church have now moved services outdoors. Photo by Ben Gottlieb.