September 25, 2020

Three People Arrested in Idaho for Not Wearing Masks Outside During Church Service

  • Flyover Country

By: Nate James

In Brief:

Three people were arrested in Idaho for not wearing face masks during an outdoor church service.

The Background:

DISRN reports:

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.

Notable Quotes:

“We wanted to make a statement we're ready to head back to normal.”

  • Pastor Ben Zorne

Nate James writes from Texas.

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