LODI, Calif. (KTXL) -- San Joaquin County's interim public health officer issued an order prohibiting public assembly at a Lodi church after officials say church members defied a previous request.
According to the city of Lodi, the police department had previously requested that Cross Culture Christian Center members suspend their meetings since it “violated the County's public health order prohibiting gatherings.”
The new order was issued Friday and applies to Bethel Open Bible Church, which is where the Cross Culture Christian Center had continued to hold meetings, according to officials.
Police first noticed the members meeting on March 25 and approached them to inform them they were violating the stay-at-home order. On March 29, the city says officers noticed they were still meeting.