National Evangelical Association of Belize and the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches have written to Prime Minister John Briceno, expressing discontent with the government’s mandate that persons wishing to attend church services must be vaccinated. The letter makes reference to an October 6 meeting during which COVID-19 protocols such as 50% capacity, mask-wearing, social distancing and sanitizing were discussed. The letter states (quote) “There was nothing about “vaccinated only” for church. It goes against the very core calling of the Church to tell people that they cannot join Church meetings. The Church must be open to all who come to seek God and willing to abide by basic protocols” (unquote). The Evangelical churches tell the Prime Minister that they would like to have further discussion on this matter before it goes into effect. The letter says that while the churches desire government’s success, vaccine mandates imposed upon the Church will not achieve that success.