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Understanding the Impact: U.S. Supreme Court Decision on COVID Related Worship Attendance


The Supreme Court lifts New York’s COVID-related attendance limits on worship Services. What does this mean for California? 

On November 25, 2020, the Supreme Court granted requests from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and two Orthodox Jewish synagogues to block enforcement of a New York executive order restricting attendance at houses of worship. Both the diocese and the synagogues claimed that the executive order violated the right to the free exercise of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment, particularly when secular businesses in the area are allowed to remain open. This ruling marks a shift from the previous requests over the summer by churches in California and Nevada. What does this decision mean for your church? Join us as we talk through the court’s decision with attorney Bob Brockman and unpack the implications for your ministry.

Additional Resources

Before You Gather: A 10 Step Guide for Reopening Your Church

Please reference our Reopening California Schools webinar for our discussion on insurance coverage when reopening.

Meet the Presenters

Attorney, Daley & Heft, LLP
Robert W. Brockman, Jr.

President of ChurchWest Insurance Services
Charlie Cutler

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