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Social Distancing and Faith Communities

J. Junker

In Governor Baker’s phased re-opening of the commonwealth, in-person religious services were given the go-ahead. Despite the guidelines that limit the number of people in attendance and require social distancing protocols, many were surprised by his decision. We talk with faith leaders about staying connected during the pandemic, and how they determine when it’s safe to bring the community together physically.


Father Edward Healy of Christ the King, a Catholic parish in Mashpee

Rabbi Caryn Broitman, of the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center

Martin Benz, Outreach Coordinator at the Islamic Society of Southeastern Mass.

Rev. Deb Warner, of the Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole.



Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.