Places of worship can reopen this weekend, but some will wait longer before bringing their congregants back

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald The Rev. Apolinario Ty walks through the sanctuary Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Places of worship are free to reopen Saturday.

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Hymnals and bibles are stacked at the front of the sanctuary of St. Joseph Catholic Church on Wednesday in Hilo.

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald The Rev. Apolinario Ty stands at the front of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo on Wednesday.

While places of worship will be allowed to reopen Saturday, some churches are choosing to remain closed for the time being to protect their congregations.