Both churches followed their states' suggested social distancing measures but are now asking congregants to monitor themselves for symptoms.
"We don't want to see a cluster break out because faith leaders believe they have only one way of showing their reverence to the God that they worship," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
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"The state does not get to dictate the method of worship to the faithful," attorney Harmeet Dhillon said.
As businesses close and people are told to stay in their homes to combat the coronavirus, church tithing is down nearly 75 percent in some cases, leading to some churches to pivot to online donation.
On the whole, Americans still believe religion is a positive force in American society, even if they don't want these organizations to mingle with politics.
Gun owners in the state of Texas can now legally bring firearms into churches, synagogues and schools after a loosening of restrictions passed by legislators earlier this year.
To handle the surge of asylum seekers arriving at the southern border, churches have opened their doors for those in need of shelter.
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"This is humanity at its best!" actress Kristin Davis added.
"We're not going to speculate here of the cause of something we don't know," said the Fox News anchor. "If you have observations, or you know something, we would love to hear it."
"If it does not work at least the steps will be cleaned" he said.
No group has yet claimed responsibility but the Islamic State has stepped up attacks against Christians in Egypt.
Local law enforcement received a bulletin saying there were no known specific threats.
Lethebo Rabalago has been pictured spraying his followers with pesticide, claiming to "heal" their diseases.
Under new Church of England guidelines, 10,000 church spires could be used to provide superfast broadband to more areas in rural England.