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correction
July 2, 2020 4:56 pm

The current rules allow up to 50 percent capacity in houses of worship not 25. A federal judge declared the 25 percent limit to be unconstitutional

Phase 2
Reply to  correction
July 2, 2020 6:23 pm

NY state phase 2 guidelines, which New York City is currently in the middle of, are recommending 25% capacity. A federal judge ruled that they could not legally enforce that as it was a double standard with other venues that were allowed 50%. But that does not change that the New York phase 2 guidelines that we find ourselves in our recommending 25% capacity.

For a population that adheres to law
Reply to  correction
July 2, 2020 6:26 pm

in the strictest mode, why are you looking for the most lenient ‘psak’ when it comes to this??? Yes, a federal judge ruled that is’s lawful up to 50% – but why not do it l’chumra??

correction
Reply to  For a population that adheres to law
July 3, 2020 9:20 am

So according to what your saying I hope you tell all the buisness owners that they can only have 25 percent capacity in their stores because they shoud go lchumra.

The federal judge ruled that they cant enforce 25 because they had no valid reason too. When it comes to man made laws there is no reason to do luchmra in a law that never should have been made to begin with.

But not wise
Reply to  correction
July 2, 2020 6:32 pm

Yes, but just because it is legal to do something does not mean it is wise.

Masks needed in 770
July 2, 2020 5:09 pm

By the bochurim in 770 most dont wear masks and dont do social distancing. They especially shouldnt be dancing without masks. The virus is not over and they are endangering others

This is about people's LIVES !!!
Reply to  Masks needed in 770
July 2, 2020 6:11 pm

Didn’t we suffer enough already ?? I seriously think there has to be hired security at 770 so that people’s lives are not put in danger. And guess what chevra – there were awful tragedies with younger people too Lo aleinu

Dancing with a mask in also unsafe.
Reply to  Masks needed in 770
July 2, 2020 6:13 pm

If you are wearing a mask, please dont exercise or dance with it. Your oxygen levels lower with mask wearing and you can pass out easily.
Stay safe and smart.

770 NEEDS HAND SANITIZER
Reply to  Masks needed in 770
July 2, 2020 9:13 pm

Please donate hand sanitizer in sufficient quantities for
use on Shabbos in 770 (its permissible for Shabbos use).
During weekdays people should have their own hand sanitizer.

Masks Please
July 2, 2020 6:36 pm

I am saddened to being so many pictures on this site of people in CH, both at indoor gatherings, and outside not wearing masks. It is disrespectful to elders and others at risk – they can’t take a walk or do an errand when so many are unmasked, even on the side walk groups of unmasked teens and kids on bikes can suddenly be in the way with no good way to get out of their way without jumping into traffic. Even those not at risk themselves can spread the disease. Be a mensch. Wear a mask.

Be a Mentch!
July 2, 2020 7:58 pm

Wear a mask!

It’s the mentchliche thing to do. Even if you feel so confident,it’s the decent thing to do! Should we be a community of indecent people??

Restricted breathing
July 2, 2020 8:27 pm

It’s not so simple to wear a mask if you’re actually wearing it properly. It restricts breathing and can be really dangerous. Don’t judge!

Not Correct
Reply to  Restricted breathing
July 2, 2020 10:41 pm

This is incorrect as long as you are not exerting yourself strenuously wearing a mask causes no restrictions on your breathing. Moderate and light exercise will also cause no problems with a mask on.

Not true
Reply to  Not Correct
July 2, 2020 10:51 pm

You can’t say it doesn’t when I’ve personally experienced breathing difficulties myself when wearing a mask. It’s not something to take lightly. I’ve heard from others as well that it affects their breathing. If it works for you, great. But please don’t judge who don’t want to risk heart problems due to lack of sufficient oxygen.

Drs and Nurses
Reply to  Restricted breathing
July 3, 2020 10:24 am

Have been wearing them for years and years, and for hours while in surgery and guess what? They’re fine.

insane
July 2, 2020 9:20 pm

99 percent of our community do not wear masks. any other community people follow the rules to protect others. no social distance no masks….even in the newly opened restaurants…all over the hood

NOT TRUE
Reply to  insane
July 3, 2020 2:31 am

That is a complete and total lie! All The stores require it!

you are the lier
Reply to  NOT TRUE
July 3, 2020 9:58 am

i did not mention stores…i said restaurants – patrons, waiters and cooks without masks or gloves, shuls and weddings and kiddushim and shabbos meals with large crowds, not social distance,no maskes. sidewalks of crown heights no masks, no social distancing. look around you …wake up and smell the corona happening

Abba
Reply to  you are the lier
July 5, 2020 1:08 am

It’s not only crown heights. It’s all the frum neighborhoods. I wonder if there is something in our body’s that can’t take the mask well. The non Jews wear it just fine no problem .

A concerned CH Resident
July 2, 2020 11:36 pm

It is deeply concerning for me, to see that despite the rest of New York still being in Phase 2 and the Governor offering regular recommendations for all New Yorkers to wear masks and limit social gatherings, for some reason, we crown heighters, act as if we are immune to this world wide pandemic. Even if we have some level of herd immunity, that can never be proven. We should always act lechumrah and wear masks, protect the elderly and do the right thing. How 770 and many other Shules are open as if normal, is mind blowing and really… Read more »

H'yore levov
July 3, 2020 10:20 am

All those who are worried just stay home L’oilom Voed.

Masks?
July 3, 2020 10:49 am

It seams that wearing a mask is a control,thing the dems are imposing.No doctor or,official said anything about wearing a mask or social distancing during the riots, looting and murdering of our country. In Oregon only white people are obligated to,wear but not blacks

I think you are mistaken
Reply to  Masks?
July 3, 2020 6:45 pm

Actually, many doctors expressed their concern of lack of social distancing and mask wearing at riots and we’re afraid of a lot of infections because of it. It was the politicians who said that coronavirus does not pose a threat to protesters. All doctors encouraged to wear the masks and stand apart from others. No doctors said it was safe 100% to protest.

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