About 30 cars line a street of a residential neighborhood twice a week as church services take place in a single-family home. Inside, church attendants sit shoulder to shoulder and don’t wear masks.
That’s according to residents of the Bay Pointe neighborhood south of Newark, who say they’ve had enough. The residents have reported Ignition Church to New Castle County and the state, but they say they believe government entities aren’t acting quick enough.
Residents like Eric Grabowski say they’re concerned about the health and safety of the community.
But residents of Bay Pointe, a community of single-family homes of about 4,000 square feet, say Ignition Church continued to operate as it normally would.
Heather Warren, deputy chief of the Health Systems Protection section of the state’s Division of Public Health, said she could not comment on Ignition Church because it is an “active case,” but she said that DPH is “working diligently to communicate with the church.”
Ignition Church did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
There have been more than 4,000 complaints about businesses, restaurants, residents, and churches not following COVID-19 restrictions since March, Warren said.
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