By: Nate James
Three people were arrested in Idaho for not wearing face masks during an outdoor church service.
Police in Moscow, Idaho, arrested three participants in a church-sponsored outdoor singing event Wednesday for violating the city's order on masks and social distancing.
The order, instituted in July, requires that in public, whether indoors or out, people must maintain social distancing of six feet or wear a face mask. Moscow City Council recently extended the order to January 5.
The event, called a "Psalm Sing" was organized by Christ Church and took place in the parking lot outside city hall. More than 150 people participated. In addition to the three people arrested for violating the order, two were arrested and charged with resisting and obstructing an officer. All five people were cited for violating the city order.
“We wanted to make a statement we're ready to head back to normal.”
Nate James writes from Texas.