California Guidance on Opening of Houses of Worship

FROM THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM:


Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its rate of new cases and positivity. Check your county’s tier status to see how businesses and activities can open.


Industry guidance to reduce risk - Coronavirus COVID-19Response Regional Stay Home Order ended January 25, 2021 Counties returned to their appropriate tier under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Other state orders are still in place. See details on the About COVID-19restrictions page. California has a Blueprint for a Safer Economy in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions […] covid19.ca.gov

Places of worship and cultural ceremonies – updated February 6, 2021 In response to recent judicial rulings, the interim capacity limits below are effective immediately. The linked guidance is in the process of being updated. All other restrictions in the guidance remain in place. Tier status: Widespread (purple)

  • Indoor with modifications

  • Indoor activities must be limited to 25% of capacity

Substantial (red)

  • Indoor with modifications

  • Indoor activities must be limited to 25% of capacity

Moderate (orange)

  • Indoor with modifications

  • Indoor activities must be limited to 50% of capacity

Minimal (yellow)

  • Indoor with modifications

  • Indoor activities must be limited to 50% of capacity


Follow this guidance for places of worship and providers of religious services to support a safe, clean environment for congregants, visitors, workers, and volunteers. Places of worship include:

  • Churches

  • Mosques

  • Synagogues

  • Temples

This guidance also applies to cultural ceremonies like weddings and funerals. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for places of worship and cultural ceremonies to show everyone that you’ve reduced the risk.



https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-places-of-worship--en.pdf

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