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Daily Edition for Monday, April 12, 2021

Supreme Court Favors Religion Over Covid Restrictions In California: For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has sided with religious adherents and against California's covid restrictions. This time, the court barred the state from enforcing a rule that limits both religious and non-religious gatherings in homes to no more than three households. Meanwhile, Bay Area religious leaders were waiting to see just how soon prayer groups would move from online to in-person. Read more from NPR, AP and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Daily Edition for Friday, April 2, 2021

Warning Signals From Silicon Valley? Santa Clara has been a bellwether of the coronavirus pandemic’s rampage for not just California, but across the United States. Now the county is warning that the number of cases of more contagious covid-19 variants is increasing to worrisome levels, Reuters reports. “The region’s progress in curbing the pandemic remains precarious,” its health department said. Get more from Sharon Bernstein with Reuters.

Daily Edition for Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Will California Avoid A 'Fourth Wave'?: On the good news side of the covid ledger: All adults over 50 will be able to get vaccinated starting tomorrow. And California continues to defy the national trend for surging cases, allowing more counties to reopen further. But some public health experts warn that the state has been here before and that California is still vulnerable to yet another coronavirus resurgence. News outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, The Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News and CalMatters, report on that possibility.

Daily Edition for Tuesday, March 30, 2021

As Dire National Warnings Are Issued, How Is California Faring? “I do feel like the pandemic is over,” one Californian told the Los Angeles Times, with more schools, businesses and outdoor spaces reopening. "Not so fast," says state public health officials who are increasingly worried that spring break and holidays could unwind California’s hard-won gains against covid-19. Read more from the Los Angeles Times.