Supreme Court Order Allows Indoor Worship Services in Santa Clara County

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NBC Bay Area

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday issued an order allowing indoor worship services to resume in Santa Clara County at 20% capacity, the county said.

The high court's order reversed a lower court's decision.

"We are disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court’s order regarding indoor worship services," County Counsel James R. Williams said in a statement. "The Supreme Court order was issued without any analysis at all of the County’s gathering rules, which have always been neutral and applied equally to all gatherings across-the-board. Indoor gatherings of all kinds remain very risky, and we continue to urge all religious institutions to carefully follow the public health recommendations to avoid spread of COVID-19 among their congregations and the broader community."

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