LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Religious services in Los Angeles County will soon be permitted indoors again, according to officials.
L.A. County Public Health said on Saturday that the health order will be modified “to align with recent Supreme Court rulings for places or worship.”READ MORE: See Who Won During The Golden Globe Awards
Places of worship can hold services inside and outside but must practice six feet of physical distancing between households and all attendees must wear face coverings over the nose and mouth at all times while on-site, the county said.READ MORE: 2 Riverside Co. Sheriff's Deputies Recovering After Being Hit By Delivery Van; 2 Women Killed
“Places of worship must also assure that attendance does not exceed the number of people who can be accommodated while maintaining a physical distance of six feet between separate households.”
Before the ruling, some churches had already been defying orders to host indoor services, and sometimes, without requiring the congregation to keep physically distanced or wear masks.MORE NEWS: Video: Multiple Trees Fall On Homes, Leading To Injuries During Severe Winds
Public Health officials continue to recommend that places of worship host services outdoors to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.