CA Governor: Pastors are Considered an Essential Workforce

California Pastors outside the Governor’s office
(The office is inside California’s Capitol building).
Saturday, March 20, 2020

The governor’s office released this document Friday, March 20, 2020, stating that pastors fall under the “essential workforce” category. Here’s the bullet points from pages 10–11, section titled, “Other Community-Based government Operations and Essential Functions: Essential Workforce*”:

·      Faith-based services that are provided through streaming or other technology

·      Workers that provide or determine eligibility for food, shelter, in-home supportive services, child welfare, adult protective services and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (including family members)

·      Workers supporting public and private childcare establishments, pre-K establishments, K-12 schools, colleges and universities for purposes of distance learning, provision of school meals, or care and supervision of minors to support essential workforce across all sectors

*For the source and more information regarding Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers, click here.
Thank you to Attorneys Bob Tyler and Jennifer Bursch who joined us on the Zoom call this morning with Advocates for Faith and Freedom and their nine member legal team at Tyler & Bursch, LLP. The Newly Enacted Paid Sick Leave: What Employers Need to Know document they mentioned on the video conference this morning can be found here
Here to serve you,

Jim