The Order given by the Governor allows for gatherings for religious reasons, although some Church leaders are forbidding them.
Beginning on April 2nd, the Executive Order now classifies religious services as being essential.
This means that despite the outbreak of COVID-19, people are able to legally gather at religious services.
Governor Abbott does advise to still hold religious services "through remote network."
However, if a religious service can not be held remotely, the Governor advises to still follow the CDC guidelines of social distancing.
Ohio is also another state that has allowed Churches and other Religious buildings to remain open as an essential service during COVID-19.