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COVID-19 Guidelines

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

CDC Guidelines Update

10/26/21

 

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُم ورَحْمَةُ اللهِ

 

Alhumudli’Allah, COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to decline across the Mid-South while immunization rates continue to rise. Given the current positivity rate, the Memphis Muslim Community COVID Taskforce agrees that masjids may move to 3’ distancing among congregants at all prayers.

Other guidance will remain the same:

Requirements

 

  • All individuals – including the vaccinated – must wear masks.

  • Attendees should bring prayer rugs.

  • Individuals should self-screen: If you are ill or have been within the last 2 weeks, or if you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, you should not come to the masjid.

  • Indoor activities which observe social distancing are acceptable.

  • Any person who attends a prayer and subsequently tests positive for COVID-19 should inform the masjid immediately.

  • These represent minimal requirements. Stricter practices of individual masjids should be observed.

 

Recommendations

 

  • Congregants are advised to make wudu at home.

  • Community members > 65 years old and the immunocompromised may pray at the masjids, but the community is asked to respect and protect them by observing distancing.

  • Attendees are also advised to observe distancing while congregating outside of the masjids.

 

Please keep in mind that it is still possible to contract COVID. If you develop symptoms, get tested and quarantine. If you are positive, remain under strict quarantine for at least 10 days. Eligible community members are urged to get boosters. 

 

This Taskforce will continue to monitor local and regional trends. Future easing or tightening of these guidelines will be issued in accordance with the community COVID burden.  

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 INFO
(Vaccination is FREE)