Categories: News

180 Churchgoers Exposed to COVID-19 After 1 Infected Person Attends Service

Officials reminded that religious groups that continue to hold large gatherings are putting the public "at great risk."

  • A congregation of 180 people has been exposed to coronavirus after an infected person attended their church service.
  • Health authorities have now instructed everyone who attended the religious gathering to self-quarantine.
  • Officials have likewise re-emphasized about the risks of holding large in-person gatherings amid the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state.

Last Mother’s Day, a person who later tested positive of the coronavirus attended a church service in California. This has since led to the exposure of 180 people.

The infected individual, who was informed of the test result a day after the service, has since been in home quarantine, according to Butte County Public Health officials. Now the church members have likewise been instructed the church members to self-quarantine following their exposure to the person, with testing expected to start soon.

It can be remembered that Governor Gavin Newsom issued an order to prohibit mass gatherings to help prevent the spread of the outbreak.

Eventually, the government began to relax restrictions but still emphasized that large religious gatherings are not allowed. Despite the order, some religious organizations continued to hold meetings.

According to Danette York, director of Butte County Public Health:

“At this time, organizations that hold in-person services or gatherings are putting the health and safety of their congregations, the general public and our local ability to open up at great risk.”

Local health authorities did not specifically mention the religious organization by name but continued to remind the public to observe safety measures.

“We implore everyone to follow the State order and our reopening plan to help combat the potential spread of Covid-19,” an official statement read.

.As of May 18, the state of California has recorded more than 78,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with a death toll of over 3,200.

Watch this video:

Like on Facebook

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

March 14th Holiday – Pi Day or Something Else?

Table of Contents: Introduction: The Significance of the March 14th Holiday The Mathematical Marvel: Unraveling…

November 1, 2023

Mystery Of Missing Pages

Who made them disappear? What was the reason? Where did they go? Why? Gather round,…

July 26, 2023

Bees Kill Penguins by Stinging Them in the Eyes

Swarm of bees stings the eyes of penguins in Cape town 60 penguins died from…

November 16, 2021

2000 Kilogram Sunfish Caught Off North African Coast

A massive ocean sunfish measuring 2,000 kilograms was caught on North African Coast It is named Mola alexandrini or…

November 16, 2021

Man Embezzles $57K in COVID-19 Relief to Buy Pokemon Cards

A businessman in Georgia utilized the Covid-19 relief to buy a limited edition Charizard Pokemon card He committed…

November 8, 2021

Florida Man Catches and “Recycles” Alligator in Driveway

Man captures an alligator in his neighbor's yard in FloridaHe uses a trash can to…

November 1, 2021

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience.