California releases guidelines for outdoor religious services, weddings, protests

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 15:04:10-04

(KGTV) — California has released guidance on allowing outdoor services, like religious services and protests, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Initially, the state released guidance for indoor religious services to be held at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less.

San Diego Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said Monday that the guidance has been expanded to not only outdoor religious services, but cultural services, constitutionally-protected activities, and weddings provided physical distancing is practiced.

"That remains in place for indoor services, but they have expanded that outdoor services can occur provided that they can maintain physical distance between individuals. So they're allowing whatever the natural surroundings allow for provided that you can physically distance between individuals. You can do outdoor services without a limitation on the number of people," Fletcher said.

In San Diego County, a facial covering requirement for people within six feet of non-household members is also still in effect.

Guidance on religious and cultural services, and other open services in San Diego County can be found online here.