Over 180 people exposed to virus at California church

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Health officials say more than 180 people in a rural Northern California county have been asked to self-quarantine after they were exposed to the coronavirus during a Mother’s Day church service.

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Butte County Public Health says the service was attended by an infected person who is now self-isolating.

Officials say they have contacted those who attended the service and given them instructions to self-quarantine.

All of them will be tested. Pastor Mike Jacobsen of Palermo Bible Family Church said Sunday during a virtual church service on Facebook that the infected person had no symptoms when they attended the service. 

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