Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo’s Church Has Had Multiple Coronavirus Cases After Defying Health Orders
Jinger Duggar moved to Los Angeles, California, after Jeremy Vuolo planned to pursue graduate studies through a program at Grace Community Church. Now, the couple appears to love it there. They have their daughter, Felicity, and a second child on the way. And they continue to remain deeply involved in their church life and faith.
Unfortunately, it seems Grace Community Church might be the center of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Here’s what’s going on.
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo’s church got in trouble for defying coronavirus safety measures
The Duggars are known for their deeply religious ways and right-leaning political standing. And this had many questioning whether the family would social distance and wear masks during the current pandemic. So far, it looks like some Duggar family members are better at following safety measures than others. And Grace Community Church might be in big trouble for not following protocol.
According to The Patch, Grace Community Church was holding indoor worship when the county warned against it. When the church continued to hold worship despite warnings, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Work explained in a notice that they would be taking away the church’s parking lot lease.
As the county wrote, “If Grace fails to vacate the premise as required, the District may enter the premises and remove Grace’s personal property in accordance with the Agreement and applicable law, and Grace will be responsible for any resultant expenses incurred by the District.”
An outbreak occurred at Grace Community Church
It seems Grace Community Church continued to hold indoor worship despite the warnings and potential loss of their parking lot lease. And this ultimately resulted in a coronavirus breakout. According to the Los Angeles Times, public health officials confirmed there have been three confirmed cases stemming from the church.
The publication further explained that an investigation into the outbreak is ongoing. But the estimated attendance for the church is 7,000, which is plenty of people to pass along the disease. As for if the cases were amongst staff or attendees, the county didn’t say.
Prior to this outbreak, pastor John MacArthur claimed the coronavirus threat was completely overblown, and he stated no one had gotten sick from attending Grace Community. For this reason, many attendees haven’t been wearing face coverings or distancing themselves while in the church. The church also doesn’t perform any screenings for symptoms on attendees.
Jinger and Jeremy appear to be wearing their masks
So, what do Jinger and Jeremy think? It seems the couple does wear face masks when they’re out and about, though we’re not sure how strict they are with friends and family. On Oct. 10, Jinger posted a photo of her wearing a face mask while out at a flower market.
The mask received both positive and negative comments from fans.
“Mask looks good on you,” one fan commented.
“You can’t even take your mask off for a pic?” another wrote. “No one’s around you but a pumpkin. Imagine being a child and all the pics of your parents are wearing a mask so you don’t have any pics of their actual face.”
Despite the controversy and the negative comments, we’re glad Jinger is putting her health first. And we’re curious to know if she or Jeremy will discuss what’s going on with their church on their podcast.
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