Local Muslim leaders had those concerns in mind when they issued a joint statement last week on the Sacramento Valley chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations’ website that urged the faithful to consider the health of the community.

“This is about protecting the most vulnerable among us, including our elders and those who are immunocompromised or have pre-existing conditions,” the statement read. “We have to do everything in our power to prevent the further spread of this virus for the safety of our community as a whole.”

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