Results for - Maine wedding reception now linked to deaths of 7 people who didn't attend

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At least seven people have died in connection to a coronavirus outbreak that continues to sicken people in Maine following a wedding reception held over the summer that violated state virus guidelines, public health authorities said. None of the seven people who have died attended the wedding, CBS affiliate WABI reported.

The wedding exceeded the state's guidelines of 50 people or less at indoor gatherings. Authorities have said more than 65 people attended the wedding.Do you know anyone who has held a wedding of more than 50 people since March?

1. The wedding exceeded the state's guidelines of 50 people or less at indoor gatherings. Authorities have said more than 65 people attended the wedding.Do you know anyone who has held a wedding of more than 50 people since March?

Yes
9%
266 votes
No
91%
2,734 votes

2. Would you feel comfortable going to a wedding with more than 50 people right now, even if everyone wore masks?

Yes
15%
463 votes
No
70%
2,086 votes
Undecided
15%
451 votes

3. The wedding was also officiated by pastor Todd Bell of Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford. "The Calvary Baptist Church has a legal right to meet. The authority of a local Christian church, a Jewish synagogue, or a Muslim mosque to gather for their respective religious services is a time-honored part of our nation's history since its inception," their statement said. "These religious activities are also fully protected under the First Amendment to our United States Constitution." Do you think religious services should be exempt from the guidelines of 50 people or less?

Yes
16%
465 votes
No
66%
1,983 votes
Undecided
18%
552 votes

4. Do you think 50 people per event is too high a number for social distancing?

Yes
61%
1,834 votes
No
20%
610 votes
Undecided
19%
556 votes
09/19/2020 News 3072 133 By: Tellwut

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