Sumter County

Church in The Villages warns congregation after some contract COVID-19 after Christmas Eve services

THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Central Florida is starting to see the ongoing COVID-19 surge impact local places of worship.

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The Hope Lutheran Church in The Villages said several members of the congregation are sick with COVID-19 right now.

Some of those people attended the church’s worship services on Christmas Eve.

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Officials are asking people who feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19 to stay home.

Hope Lutheran Church is not changing its worship or office hours.

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