COVID: Santa Clara Bible Study Group Wins Supreme Court Fight Over Home GatheringsIn a case involving a Bible study group Santa Clara County, the U.S. Supreme Court told California health officials in a Friday night order that they can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings.
COVID: Bay Area Churches Laud Supreme Court Ruling On Indoor Worship ServicesHouses of worship across the Bay Area applauded last week's Supreme Court decision that struck down complete bans on indoor religious services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While services are allowed to resume, they may not sound the same.
COVID Tests: East Oakland Church Expands Testing To Serve Hard-Hit NeighborhoodsA church in the East Bay is stepping up to serve neighborhoods hit hard by COVID-19 by expanding the availability of free testing.
Reopenings: San Francisco Bay Area Churches Deal With Changing COVID-19 RequirementsAfter weeks of gathering to worship, Contra Costa County churchgoers enjoyed their final day of services inside local churches Sunday as restrictions were being reimposed during a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Church Singing Ban Strikes Sour Note With NorCal PastorPastor Jim Clark wants to keep his 1,500 parishioners safe during the coronavirus pandemic but he's drawing the line at a new California ban on singing or chanting at religious services.
California Tells Houses Of Worship To Discontinue Singing Amid Worsening COVID-19 PandemicWhile you can still attend in-person church services in California, you can't sing.
Yes In God's Back Yard: State Senate Approves Allowing Affordable Housing On Church LotsA bill that would spur the development of affordable housing on church parking lots and property owned by houses of worship has passed the State Senate.
Attorney: 1,200 California Pastors Agree To Reopen May 31 In Defiance Of Stay-At-Home OrderMore than 1,200 California pastors say they will resume in-person services on May 31 in defiance of Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
DOJ: Newsom Reopening Plan Discriminates Against Churches, Calls For In-Person Services In Phase 2The head of the federal Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division told Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday that his plan to reopen California discriminates against churches.
3 Coronavirus Cases Linked To Livestreamed Church Service In Mendocino CountyAt least three cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a livestreamed church service that took place in Mendocino County over Mother's Day weekend, health officials said.
180 Exposed To Coronavirus During Mother's Day Service At Defiant NorCal ChurchA person who later learned they were positive for Covid-19 attended a Northern California religious service on Mother's Day, exposing 180 other people to the novel coronavirus, according to local health officials.
Bay Area Pastors Rally Against COVID-19 Church Closure, Insist They'll Reopen By End Of MayRepresentatives for churches across the state of California -- including the Bay Area -- united on Thursday to rally, calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to allow them to reopen their doors.
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.
Bay Area Muslims Find Ways To Observe Ramadan Online During COVID-19 Shelter In PlaceFor the next month, Muslims will be praying and fasting, even though their mosques have been closed because of the shelter in place order.
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.