A new letter from the Crown Heights Rabbonim forbids the many outdoor minyans that have been taking place in the neighborhood.
Their letter reads as follows:
Further to our previous public notice, we wish to make clear that the guidelines regarding the closure of shules apply equally to house minyanim and outdoor minyanim; it is our opinion that individuals should daven alone in their houses at this time.
L’chayim and other commemorative celebrations should not be held in a face-to-face form. They can be held via phone conferencing.
Shabbos Mevorchim farbrengen should be held in the same fashion (remotely, not in person) on Motzei Shabbos.
Regarding Brissim and Chuppah celebrations, the rabbonim must be consulted on a case by case basis.
The daily Sheva Brachos celebrations are not an halachic requirement nor official custom and should NOT be held.
May we be zoche to the eradication of all illness with the coming of Moshiach NOW.
Rabbi Osdoba, Rabbi Schwei, Rabbi Braun