# 2578 Stay Home?


Q. Kvod Horav, the way this pandemic is increasing, should at least the frail and elderly avoid going to shul or to shiurim?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that one should follow the professional medical and government advise for workplaces, places of worship and schools to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. such as washing hands, and avoiding touching faces and eyes etc.
Whether the frail and elderly should avoid going to shul or to shiurim, would depend on the particular state of health of the person and what his physician advises.
Because of the many constantly changing factors involved, the Rov asserts that to obtain a correct answer, one must consult with the competent Rabbi and Physician familiar with his particular state and condition.
Since this is a constantly developing and changing situation, one should be aware of the changes occurring or when necessary ask others to keep track and warn him.
The Rov added that in this dire situation, one should daven to Hashem, that He enlighten all of us, to provide and receive the correct answers.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a


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