SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Governor Gavin Newsom is expected on Monday to issue new guidelines for the reopening of California churches and other places of worship.
This comes after last week when President Trump deemed churches, synagogues, and mosques essential institutions saying he would override governors if they didn’t reopen them immediately.
However, last Friday, a federal appeals court backed Newsom’s ban on in-person church services by a 2-1 vote.
As you recall, some churches in California have already resumed indoor services.
Health officials say nearly 200 people who attended a religious service on Mother’s Day in Butte County, north of Sacramento, were exposed to coronavirus after someone who attended the Sunday service tested positive for the virus.
Community outbreaks were the exact thing the ban was aiming to avoid with church mass.
Gov. Newsom will announce the new guidelines during his daily press briefing at noon.
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