A Maryland county has reversed on an executive order that would have banned communion at religious services had it gone into effect.
County Executive Calvin Bell of Howard County, Maryland signed an executive order May 26, scheduled to go into effect Friday, that banned communion at religious services and related how religious institutions, barber shops and other retail establishments could begin reopening from the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns.
The county reversed these restrictions following a Wednesday report from the Catholic News Agency.
âNow that Governor Hogan announced a modified reopening of restaurants yesterday, Howard County is revisiting all food consumption restrictions,â Howard County Spokesperson Scott Peterson said in a statement provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation Thursday. âAs we move closer to a full Phase 1 Reopening, we will be lifting food consumption ...