You can attend Church service in California but forget about signing with or without a mask on. According to a report from CNN, In efforts to curb a rapidly worsening pandemic, the state of California has temporarily banned singing and chanting in places of worship.
According to an official statement from the Department of Public Health “Practices and performances present an increased likelihood for transmission of Covid-19 through contaminated exhaled droplets and should occur through alternative methods like internet streaming,”
This comes as California has reported more than 24,000 coronavirus cases and on Tuesday, announced 6,367 cases, which the second-highest total for the state of California since the pandemic began prompting Governor. Gavin Newsom to tighten state restrictions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Singing at services has proven to be one way to spread a virus. According to the study they conducted coronavirus spread from one member to 87% of the singers at a Washington choir practice. They went on further to say: “The act of singing, itself, might have contributed to the transmission through the emission of aerosols, which is affected by the loudness of vocalization.”