Coronavirus: Church service exposes more than 180 people to virus

Church service exposes more than 180 people to coronavirus

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — A person who later tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a church service in California on Mother’s Day has possibly exposed more than 180 others to the virus.

The church in Butte County, California, defied a state order prohibiting gatherings of any size, county health officials said.

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“Moving too quickly through the reopening process can cause a major setback and could require us to revert back to more restrictive measures,” officials said in a statement.

The name of the church or which city it is in was not released.

All of the other attendees who were exposed have been notified and told to quarantine.

FILE PHOTO: A person who later tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a church service in California on Mother’s Day has possibly exposed more than 180 others to the virus.
FILE PHOTO: A person who later tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a church service in California on Mother’s Day has possibly exposed more than 180 others to the virus. (Free-Images.com/Free-Images.com)