Posted: April 6, 2020
COVID-19 Guidance on “Drive-In” Worship
Does Governor Reynolds’s order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people prohibit a church from conducting a drivein worship service?
No. People may gather in their vehicles, so long as those attending the service abide by the following measures:
All persons attending the service must drive up in an enclosed vehicle and remain in that same vehicle during the
entire service. Individuals cannot get out of their vehicle during the service for any reason.
All vehicle windows, sunroofs and convertible tops must remain closed during the entire service.
No more than 10 people may be in a single vehicle.
People in a single vehicle should be limited to members of the same household who have already been in close
contact with each other and are not sick.
A church hosting a drive-in worship service should take appropriate measures to ensure compliance, including
having church officials or law enforcement available.
Is it safe to distribute food, beverages, communion or other materials?
No. Food, beverages, communion or other materials should not be distributed before, after or as part of the
Is it safe to collect offering or financial gifts in person?
Offering should not be collected by ushers going vehicle-to-vehicle or other methods that require in-person
If a church decides it is necessary to collect a physical offering, the safest manner would be a drop-box while
vehicles are leaving the service. Accepting online donations is the best practice.