This page was last updated on March 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm ET.
Health and safety protocols have been developed for Jamatkhana operations and practices. The principles are anchored around physical distancing, personal hygiene, and personal responsibility, while prioritizing the health, safety, and wellbeing of the Jamat.
The Jamati Institutions continue to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and in our Jamat, and recommendations from public health authorities and the CDC. Please note the following updates to our Jamati protocols:
Recent Updates and Upcoming Celebrations:
- International travelers are no longer required to wait for any period of time to attend Jamatkhana or Jamati programs.
- Masks are not required while outside.
- Jamat is welcome to socialize inside Jamatkhana with their mask on.
- If any drinks or snacks are offered inside Jamatkhana, please consume them outdoors, if possible.
- Activities such as raas and dance are only permitted outdoors.
- Volunteers ages 8 and up may offer volunteer services.
- Shuttle services are resuming, as needed. Everyone in a shuttle should wear a mask at all times.
Jamatkhana Attendance Protocols Related to COVID-19:
- If you test positive for COVID-19, please do not attend Jamatkhana for ten days. Consider the day after testing as day one.
- If someone in your household tests positive or you are exposed to someone who has tested positive, do not attend Jamatkhana for ten days and consider the day after testing or exposure as day one. If you test negative with a PCR or rapid test on or after day five, then you may attend Jamatkhana thereafter.
- If you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms, including congestion, runny nose, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle aches, headaches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, please do not attend Jamatkhana and get tested as soon as possible..
Variants, Vaccinations and Booster Shots:
- All eligible Jamati members 12 years and older and “at least 5 months after completing the primary vaccination using the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or 2 months after the J&J vaccine should take their booster vaccine. With vaccine effectiveness decreasing over time, booster shots are strongly recommended to increase immunity to prevent severe illness or hospitalization.
- Parents of children five and older are urged to get their children vaccinated as soon as possible, as cases among children are increasing.
- Please continue to wear your mask covering your nose and mouth at all times inside Jamatkhana premises and maintain physical distancing.
Hand Hygiene and Physical Distance:
- Please use hand sanitizer upon entering and departing Jamatkhana.
- If you are experiencing symptoms, including congestion, runny nose, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle aches, headaches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, we urge the Jamat to seek care and get tested as soon as possible.
General COVID-19 Precautions Summary:
- Get vaccinated.
- Get your booster, when eligible.
- Consider wearing at least a tight-fitting three-ply mask instead of a cloth mask.
- Maintain physical distance.
- Practice good hand hygiene.
- Get tested.