Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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California bans singing in worship

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/04/20, 01:37 pm

Golden State churches already have to keep their Sunday morning attendance to 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is lower. Now they can’t sing or chant. In new coronavirus guidelines issued last week, the California Department of Public Health noted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that singing can spread germs as widely as coughing or sneezing. The public health order, which applies to indoor worship, also requires churches to make masks available to those who show up without them.

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The thorny road back to baseball

Sports | Players and executives make tough decisions about the season ahead
by Sharon Dierberger & Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/30/20, 04:43 pm

After months of coronavirus lockdowns, baseball in July could be good medicine for Americans. But some players are opting not to participate in this year’s shortened season because of the ongoing risks of COVID-19.

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States close bars to stop virus spread

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/26/20, 05:09 pm

Florida and Texas took a step back in the push to reopen businesses on Friday as the daily number of confirmed new COVID-19 cases hit an all-time high. The United States saw a record of nearly 40,000 new coronavirus infections reported on Friday. “It is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican. He also scaled back restaurant capacity, shut down rafting operations, and said any outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people would need approval from the local government.

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