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Newsom Says Places Of Worship Can Reopen But Only With 25% Capacity

Mercury News-


Amid mounting pressure from protestors and President Donald Trump, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled plans on Monday for reopening California churches and allowing in-person religious services.

Under the governor’s new guidelines, places of worship could reopen, pending approval from their county public health officials, but must limit attendance to 25% of building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees — whichever is lower.

After the first three weeks under these restrictions, the California Department of Public Health will work with county public health officials to assess the impact of the in-person religious services in a certain area and provide further direction for the next step.

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