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Joshua Bandel, a member at Pennsylvania Conference's Washington church, installed the plexiglass shield on the pulpit.

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

After nine weeks of in-person closure due to coronavirus shelter-in-place orders, Pennsylvania Conference’s Washington church has now been open for several weeks.

Following government regulations, members installed a plexiglass shield around the podium, secured masks for members who may need them, and, in between services, thoroughly clean/disinfect the church.

Visitor News Live went on air to discuss "What Happens Now?" following George Floyd's death and the civil unrest that ensued.

"If I'm a disciple of Jesus Christ, then I have to do what Jesus did," said Charles Tapp, senior pastor of Potomac Conference's Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md. "You know, we always ask the question, 'What would Jesus do about this?' [But we must also ask], what did Jesus do? He fought against injustice."