Revised ISAK COVID-19 Guidelines

April 9, 2022

Masking, social distancing, and prayer rugs are optional

Dear ISAK Community,

As-salāmu ‘alaykum!

Following the recommendations of our COVID-19 Task Force (ICTF), ISAK has revised its guidelines regarding the COVID-19 vaccinations and safety protocols for gatherings at the Islamic Community Center. ICTF’s recommendations are based on the current data that indicates low levels of the coronavirus in the community, availability of the N95 masks, and accessibility of vaccinations for ages 5 and above.

Masking
Masking is optional on ISAK premises. Those with an underlying health condition, high risk category, or unvaccinated status are encouraged to wear an N95 mask.

Social Distancing
Social distancing is optional on ISAK premises. There are spaces designated for those who wish to pray shoulder to shoulder and those who prefer spacing for their own personal comfort. Congregants should check their surroundings to confirm that they are seated in their preferred space. Volunteers and temporary barriers are available to assist the attendees.

Prayer Rug
Prayer rugs are optional. Congregants that bring their own prayer rug are required to pray in the spaces designated for those who prefer social distancing.

Self Check
Community members with elevated temperature, flu-like symptoms, or immunocompromised condition should not come to ISAK. Seek immediate help from a medical professional if you experience these symptoms. If you have been exposed to, or tested positive for COVID, you may return to in person services after 5 days. Until then, please participate remotely in services that are livestreamed.

Vaccinations
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are strongly recommended for those that are eligible. ISAK offers a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic most Fridays after jumu’ah service in the conference room.

ICTF continues to monitor the situation and will recommend updates to these guidelines as necessary.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding in ensuring the safety and well-being of our community.

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please email us at info@isak.org.

Sincerely,
Islamic Society of Akron and Kent

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