COVID-19 Mitigation Requirements


 In order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 disease and ensure a relaxed and enjoyable experience, we have enacted a set of criteria for all attendees to follow

Get Vaccinated

We recommend each individual be vaccinated (unless medically unable to) to attend the reception.

Be sure to receive the 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Sep 25th in order to be fully vaccinated by October 31st.

Wear A Mask

 

In the days leading up to October 31st, wear a mask in social settings. Please exercise caution and practice social distancing prior to the event.

Get Tested

 

Each attendee must get tested on or after October 28th.  Together we can do our part in proactively identifying cases and stop the spread of the virus.

Proof of a negative COVID test is required to attend. Failure to comply will bar individual from attending.

General Questions

Why should I get vaccinated?
  • Vaccinated individuals are less likely to spread COVID-19 to others due to having a lower viral load.
  • Vaccinated individuals that are infected with COVID-19 are contagious for a shorter period of time compared to unvaccinated individuals.
  • Vaccinations protect against the alpha and delta variants of COVID-19:

The vaccine also protects against severe cases of COVID-19 that cause hospitalization or death:

 

Why do I hear different stories in the news and from friends about vaccine safety and efficacy?

The vaccines have been tested in large and broad scale clinical trials but data is still being collected to continually understand the changes of the COVID-19 virus.

Medicine is an iterative process and is always being studied and improved. Healthcare and pharmaceutical workers around the world are working hard to always find better ways to help treat and care for their patients and the general public. Please remember a large segment of the health and pharmaceutical industry is made up of our fellow Muslims whose goal is to help the general public.

The Pfizer vaccine has now received full FDA approval for the general public, age 16+.

 
I’m fully vaccinated. Do I still need to get tested?

Yes.  Even though the likelihood is less, the Delta variant can potentially spread through vaccinated hosts who are asymptomatic.  If you test positive for COVID-19 or are not feeling well, please stay home.  Doing so will protect everyone, especially those that are high-risk with underlying health conditions. Together we can have an enjoyable and worry free celebration, Allah willing.

Resources:

Mayo Clinic: Do COVID-19 vaccines protect against the variants?

Yale Medicine: Comparing the COVID-19 Vaccines: How Are They Different?

Paul Elliott, David Haw, Haowei Wang, REACT-1 round 13 final report: exponential growth, high prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 and vaccine effectiveness associated with Delta variant in England during May to July 2021

Po Ying Chia, Sean Wei Xiang OngCalvin J Chiew, Virological and serological kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant vaccine-breakthrough infections: a multi-center cohort study

USA Today: COVID-19 transmission among the fully vaccinated is rare, but possible, experts say. Here’s why.

Yale Medicine: 5 Things To Know About the Delta Variant