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Yuba City Sikh Temple Forced To Close After Large New Year's Service

A Sikh temple in Yuba City has been forced to shut down for violating state coronavirus health orders.

Attorney Michael Barrette for the Sikh Temple of Yuba City on Tierra Buena Road explains that the temple was closed due to the regional stay-at-home order, but a non-compliant faction of the board of directors opened it up for service on New Year's Day. About 50 to 60 people attended. The remaining board members, whom Barrette represents, asked a Sutter County judge to close the temple until further notice. Barrette says the issue to go against the order most likely stems from the temple's board of directors spring election that was postponed due to the pandemic.

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