CHICAGO (CBS) — Many are worried about spreading the coronavirus over Easter.
On Thursday, leaders at one West Side church pleaded with the community to avoid big family celebrations.READ MORE: MISSING: Kianna Smith, 19, Last Seen April 6
“I think we need to maintain our distance. The time’s just not right to for us to take chances,” said the Rev. Robin Hood of Greater Rock Missionary Baptist Church.READ MORE: Electrical Fire At O'Hare International Airport Closes Pedestrian Tunnel
Leaders at the church also showed off thermal scanners that will be used to keep Easter Sunday crowds safe.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Update: Indiana Reports 1,263 New Cases, 5 Additional Deaths
Activists there are also launching a campaign, urging neighbors to get vaccinated.