How will COVID-19 affect Easter?

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LEHI, Utah (ABC4 News) – Under normal circumstances, Easter Sunday serves as a holiday where Utahns and millions around the country attend church services, large family gatherings and perhaps an Easter egg hunt at some point during the holiday weekend.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing observers to go about a “socially distanced” way of participating in Easter activities due to over half of the country is ordered to stay at home. These stay-at-home orders are not only affecting families and kids who normally look forward to a visit from the Easter Bunny, the economy will feel the pinch as well.

Related: Trump would like to see portions of country “reopened” by Easter

According to a recent study done by website WalletHub, roughly 68% of Americans who observe the Easter holiday say coronavirus will affect their Easter spending this year. The Sunday morning of Easter in some families, kids wake up to baskets of candy, and new outfits. In contrast to prior years, over half of Easter observers will not purchase said items.

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