Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called the Supreme Court decision overturning his attendance caps on religious services “irrelevant”.
“It’s irrelevant of any practical impact because of the zone they were talking about is moot,” Cuomo told reporters on Thanksgiving. “It expired last week. It doesn’t have any practical effect.”
Last Wednesday, as families were winding down before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Supreme Court ruled that New York could not cap attendance in houses of worship, a tactic many states are using in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Prior to the ruling, New York was limiting attendance in houses of worship to 10 people in red zones and 25 people in orange zones.