eeeeh...it would make more sense if the excuse was there was one priest and a hundred families. But the germ excuse kinda loses the purpose of faith in the Body and Blood of Christ.
I am not sure that "germs" are the correct reason since I did not get this information form any bonifide Church doctrine or decision. I was told that this by a local parish priest in the Syrian communion. So it is reliable but not verified.
HH Pope Shenouda was in New Jersey last week about 15 minutes from my house last week. I always feel that the whole state of New Jersey is blessed when he visits.