We are implementing specific rules and guidelines to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Passaic-Clifton community. These rules are designed to protect those at highest risk and to save lives. Persons who are not ill may still spread the virus and cause harm to others.

The following are endorsed by the Community Task Force and by the Rabbonim of the Passaic-Clifton Community

with the Approval of the Rosh HaYeshiva, Rav Meir Stern שליט׳׳א. 

  • Anybody who has a cold, cough, aches or fever or feels in any way ill should stay home. 

  • Anybody above 60 years of age or with chronic illness should stay home and limit social contact as much as possible.

  • All shuls are closed until further notice.

  • All minyanim, including shiva or private minyanim, are prohibited.

  • All schools, playgroups, babysitting groups are closed until further notice.

  • Gatherings for simchos should be limited to 10 people.

  • Levayos should be limited to as close to 10 people.

  • All in-person gatherings, such as shiurim and Tehillim are prohibited. 

  • “Camps” and “Playgroups” may not be held.    

  • Children should play in groups optimally mixing no more than three families. These groups should be fixed for the duration of the pandemic. Children should not move among different groups.

  • Restaurants may only provide take-out or pick-up.

  • No Shalom Zachor or Kiddush may take place.

  • Shiva visits should be limited to 1 or 2 at a time, and should not exceed 10 per day.

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Guidelines from the Rabbonim 

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Please note, we are unable to respond to individual comments. If you have specific questions, please address them to your personal healthcare provider or Rav as appropriate. 

Endorsement of the Passaic-Clifton Rabbonim