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**ICMC Update on COVID-19 – Opening with caution under strict guidelines**
Assalaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahe wa barakatuh,
The State of Illinois has entered Phase 3 – Recovery, of the Restore Illinois Plan issued by Governor J.B. Pritzker.
Effective Fajr, on Sunday, May 31st (tomorrow), ICMC will be opened for five daily salah and Jumu’ah with caution and under strict guidelines.
Any additional details regarding Jumu’ah will be shared later in the week.
No other activity, except Fardh salah and Jumu’ah is allowed at ICMC. No classes, halaqas, sports or meetings are allowed at ICMC until further notice.
Our guidelines are based on the Illinois Department of Public Health recommendations and will evolve as situation changes.
First and foremost, your safety and the safety of your family and all the community is most important.
While the COVID-19 Pandemic is ongoing, you have a valid excuse from Shariah to pray your salah at home.
Do not take the risk of visiting ICMC, if you are not comfortable.
Understand that ICMC will be cleaned regularly, however, the facilities are not sanitized or cleaned after every salah at the present time and the materials required for proper sanitization are not readily available.
Second, if you answer YES to the following questions, you are not allowed to visit ICMC premises until your situation has been reviewed by ICMC Board.
You must also contact ICMC Board, if you have already visited ICMC and the answers below change.
Contact ICMC Board at email@example.com or call Br. Sheheryar at 309-212-2539
Do you have a fever of over 100 F, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of taste and smell?
Have you had contact with someone that tested positive for COVID-19?
Third, you may come for salah at ICMC if you agree to follow the guidelines listed below. Entering ICMC premises constitute your agreement to these guidelines.
These will be strictly enforced for the safety of the community Wear a mask at all timesBring your own musallahIf you are reasonably certain that you will not catch one rakah with Imam, do not come to ICMCMaintain social distancing in sufoof (rows)Pray all sunnah salah at homeUse of Wudu area is not allowed. Please come with Wudu from home.Use of Kitchen is not allowedDo not bring children under the age of 13 years oldIt is preferable and strongly recommended that persons above the age of 60 avoid visiting ICMC for the time being for their own safety.Return home immediately after the completion of fardh salah and do not socialize in the masjid.
If you have a concern or would like to report a violation of the guidelines or you have other suggestions, please contact a member of the ICMC Board or Imam Sa’ad.
In the event that we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 reported for a person visiting our site, ICMC will be closed to undergo deep cleaning. Closure may take a few hours or days, depending on availability of resources.
ICMC may be closed again, if so determined, based on the evolving situation.
Jazaakum Allahu Khairan