County of Santa Clara Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Order
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2021
Santa Clara County, CA – The U.S. Supreme Court this afternoon issued an order allowing indoor worship services to resume at 20% capacity in Santa Clara County, reversing the Ninth Circuit’s decision.
“We are disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court’s order regarding indoor worship services,” said James R. Williams, County Counsel. “The Supreme Court order was issued without any analysis at all of the County’s gathering rules, which have always been neutral and applied equally to all gatherings across-the-board. Indoor gatherings of all kinds remain very risky, and we continue to urge all religious institutions to carefully follow the public health recommendations to avoid spread of COVID-19 among their congregations and the broader community.”