New restrictions don’t limit worship service attendance (yet). But Vermont houses of worship are coping with the realities of reduced access and attendance due to the pandemic and its restrictions.
"In-person services are taking place at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Woodstock, though numbers have dwindled due to the church’s aging population. Pews are roped off, everyone wears masks and hand sanitizer is at the front door. “The contact is not there like you would have in a family house where everybody is on top of each other,” said Father Michael Augustinowitz. But, the pastor calls his congregation one big extended family. “We had a baptism. We haven’t had a baptism in a while, so it’s a good feeling,” Augustinowitz said.."
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