COVID: Pandemic Protocols Change How Ash Wednesday Is CelebratedTraditionally an in-person, hands-on celebration for Christians in the Bay Area and beyond, Ash Wednesday was not immune to changes brought on by the pandemic.
Some California Churches Hold Indoor Services After Supreme Court RulingSome California churches opened their doors to worshippers on Sunday, after the state revised its guidelines for houses of prayer following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that lifted a ban on indoor services during the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID: Santa Clara County Health Officials Continue To Ban Sunday Indoor Religious ServicesSanta Clara County officials ordered churches to keep their doors shuttered for Sunday services despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling saying that such a ban on indoor services was illegal.
Gov. Newsom to Revise Indoor Church Guidelines Following Supreme Court RulingGov. Newsom’s office said Saturday it will issue revised guidelines for indoor church services after the Supreme Court lifted the state’s ban on indoor worship during the coronavirus pandemic but left in place restrictions on singing and chanting.
Catholic Bishop Cantu Greenlights Limited Capacity Indoor Worship Services In Santa Clara CountyIn the wake of a late night U.S. Supreme Court decision, San Jose Catholic Bishop Oscar Cantú Saturday told the parishes under his guidance they were free to hold limited capacity indoor services this weekend.
Santa Clara County Seeks Court Order To Stop San Jose Church's COVID-19 ViolationsSanta Clara County officials on Friday announced they have requested a court order directing San Jose's Calvary Church to stop holding large religious services that violate state and local COVID-19 health orders.
Reopened Then Shut, Contra Costa County Cancels Indoor Religious GatheringsA rise in coronavirus cases has prompted Contra Costa County to once again cancel all indoor church services just days after they were allowed to reopen.
Court Upholds California Ban On Church Services During Coronavirus PandemicCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom had the right to ban church assemblies in the interest of public health during the coronavirus outbreak, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
Coronavirus Update: Federal Judge Says He'll Deny Bid To Open California Churches In PandemicMore than a week after a Richmond pastor was cited for violation of the shelter in place order for staging an Easter service, a federal judge on Wednesday said he will deny a bid by three Southern California churches to hold in-person church services during the pandemic.