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COVID-19 Guidelines

Statement from the Muslim Community of Memphis COVID-19 Task Force

CDC Guidelines Update



السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُم ورَحْمَةُ اللهِ


COVID cases and infectivity rates have consistently fallen since our last guidance on February 17th, and the Shelby County community COVID level is classified as “low” by the CDC.


For the first time in nearly two years (March 16th, 2020), the Memphis Muslim Community COVID Taskforce is pleased to recommend normalization of masjid practices. Specifically,


  • Congregants may now pray without distancing.

  • Masking is recommended but not required.

  • Personal prayer rugs are no longer recommended.

  • Stricter precautions of individual masjids should continue to be observed.


In addition, the Taskforce


  • Recommends community members > 65 years old and the immunocompromised to continue masking. 

  • Asks individual congregants to remain diligent about self-screening: If you have any symptoms, have been ill within the last 5 days, or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, please do not come to the masjid.

  • Urges all community members to receive vaccinations and boosters.


Alhumdulillahi rabbil aa’lamin for this moment. 

All Islamic Centers in the Memphis Area support this position:

  • Masjid Al-Mu'minun

  • Masjid Al-Muslimeen

  • Masjid Al-Noor

  • Masjid Ar-Rahman

  • Masjid As-Salam

  • Masjid At-Taqwa

  • Memphis Islamic Center

  • Midtown Mosque


If you still hesitate to be vaccinated, leaders at each masjid can connect you with medical professional to discuss your concerns. Vaccines are safe, and they are free. In addition to Muslim community vaccination drives, vaccines can be accessed using the links below.

(Vaccination is FREE)

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