After hundreds gathered at a California faith event without masks, officials ask them to self-quarantine

Wednesday evening's event was held under the Sundial Bridge in Redding.

(CNN)Video from a Northern California outdoor religious concert shows hundreds of people crowding together and most of them not wearing masks -- drawing criticism from a local health department that says the gathering violated state coronavirus rules.

Shasta County's health department is asking people who attended Wednesday evening's Christian music and faith event in Redding to self-quarantine for 14 days, get tested and monitor for possible symptoms.
    "While outdoor faith gatherings are allowed, this event did not follow state guidelines" such as people staying 6 feet apart or wearing masks when that's not possible, and therefore the event "put our community at risk," the county agency said in a news release.
      The event was publicized by Hold The Line, a faith-based political activist movement created by Sean Feucht, a Christian worship musician in Northern California who ran and lost in a March primary for the state's 3rd Congressional District seat.
      Feucht and bandmates played under Redding's Sundial Bridge in front of hundreds. Video obtained by CNN affiliate KRCR shows people in the crowd singing or standing close together near the bridge along the Sacramento River, most of them without masks.
      Wednesday's event in Redding.
      A 42-minute video posted by Hold The Line shows some people spreading out, especially on embankments, but many of them are still close together and not wearing masks.
        After receiving criticism on social media and from county health officials for holding the event, Feucht posted an online statement defending it.
        "Government leaders voiced support for outdoor protests in recent months; they should not be condemning Christians seeking to gather in worship," his post reads.
        "Masks were made available, social distancing was encouraged, and the gathering was held outside as an extra precaution.
        "The freedom to worship God is the constitutional right of every American citizen and those who exercise this right should not be unfairly targeted for criticism."