"The few churches that have been reported as sources of COVID-19 outbreaks did not follow social distancing or require masks; they also promoted congregational singing," the doctors stated.
The doctors said in their article that there is no evidence that church services are higher risk than similar activities when guidelines are followed.
In July priests in the archdiocese were warned they could lose the faculty to preach if they give homilies longer than five minutes.
Fr. Glennon Jones, archdiocesan vicar general, wrote in a July 31 memo to priests that the chancery had "received reports of some homilies going on for well over the 5-minute limit set by the Archbishop."
"If such homilies continue, [Archbishop John Wester] will consider severer [sic] actions for subject clergy," Fr. Jones wrote, "up to and including possible suspension of the faculty to preach."
Lujan Grisham announced new coronavirus restrictions on restaurants, museums, and stores Oct. 20.
Retail businesses in the state will have to close by 10 pm daily, and state-operated museums and historical sites will be required to shut down completely, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
New Mexico recorded 827 new cases Oct. 21, a single-day record.
Public schools in the state have reported 264 COVID-19 cases in 157 schools, with 157 infected staff members and 97 infected students, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
Lujan Grisham had closed non-essential businesses March 24, and banned "mass gatherings" of five or more people in the state.
Churches were initially exempt from the ban, although all of New Mexico's Catholic dioceses stopped public Masses by the end of March to help curb the spread of the virus.
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On April 11, Lujan Grisham extended the ban on "mass gatherings" to include houses of worship.
On April 15, Bishop Peter Baldacchino of Las Cruces announced that he would resume public Masses, being the first US diocese to reopen public Masses. He allowed for Masses to be offered outdoors with attendees spaced more than six feet apart, or inside churches with fewer than five people present.