DOVER, DE (AP) – Attorneys for Delaware Gov. John Carney have told a federal judge that he is backing off restrictions he imposed on church worship to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. State attorneys told a judge that Carney would issue new guidance regarding communities of worship that could narrow, or even resolve, issues raised in a lawsuit challenging his restrictions as unconstitutional. The lawsuit argues that houses of worship are being treated differently than other “essential” businesses and have been subjected to restrictions on religious practices that are not neutrally and generally applicable to secular entities.

GOV. JOHN CARNEY