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.
Coronavirus Update: Worshipers Gather Virtually On Big Week Of Religious CelebrationsFor many religions, this would be a big week to celebrate and come together, but many have to adjust to the new way of worship online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bay Area Rabbi Makes 'Seder To Go' Kits To Celebrate Passover Amid Coronavirus PandemicA Bay Area rabbi is helping his Jewish community celebrate Passover while social distancing from home.
Better Together: Congregations Adapt To Holy Week, Passover During Coronavirus PandemicThe week before Easter is considered one of the holiest times by a number of faiths, but this year it is occurring under the unprecedented threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Impact: Catholic Easter Week Services Go Virtual During Current OutbreakNestled in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Diocese of San Jose announced Thursday that traditional Holy Week ceremonies will have a definite non-traditional look this year.
Coping With Coronavirus, A Bay Area Catholic Church Offers Drive-Up ConfessionsA Pleasanton pastor is keeping the sacrament of confession personal -- though decidedly not up-close. Penitents can see their priest from the comfort of their car in the parking lot outside St. Augustine Catholic Church every Saturday during the coronavirus lockdown.
Coronavirus Update: Diocese Of Oakland Cancels Daily Masses During Shelter-In-PlaceEven though religious services were exempt from the shelter-in-place order, the Diocese of Oakland has temporarily cancelled all daily masses as a precaution to prevent the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Priests Told To Shorten Mass; Bay Area Temples To Live Stream Services While he didn't order that Sunday mass be cancelled, San Francisco Catholic Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Friday asked priests within the archdiocese to shorten services as much as possible and to give abbreviated homilies to lessen parishioners chances of exposure to the coronavirus.