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Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced the state of California would issue updated guidelines for religious gatherings by Monday, following the announcement by President Donald Trump ordering governors across the country to open places of worship this Memorial Day weekend, deeming them essential services.
While California is opening larger sections of the economy and some counties have been granted variances to move deeper into Phase 2 reopenings, house of worship have not yet been given a prospective date for reopening in the state. President Trump on Friday claimed if governors do not allow churches, synagogues and mosques to reopen, he would override them, although he does not have the authority to do so.
“The people are demanding to go to their church and synagogue, to go to their mosque,” declared Trump, saying the U.S. needed “more prayer.”