Judge refuses to block New York worship virus restrictions

Associated Press |
Published: 10.17.20 , 09:15
A federal judge has refused to block Gov. Andrew Cuomo's order limiting worship to as few as 10 congregants in communities seeing spikes in coronavirus infections.
Ruling in a lawsuit brought by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis said in an order Friday that even though the rules harm religious groups, it is not in the public interest to block them if they are helping prevent a wave of new infections.
The ruling doesn't end the lawsuit, but denied the church's request for a temporary injunction.