Q. What is the correct procedure during these difficult Simchat Torah with the Kol Hanearim taalith covering and for the ones that will not have the opportunity to get an aliya?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that the separate families with children present in the shul or courtyard minyan, should cover themselves as individual small groups. These individual small groups should maintain proper distancing from others as well as other necessary precautions.
The Rov recommended that the participants should repeat quietly the complete Birchas Hatorah with the person who received the aliya, and then listen carefully to the words being read, even if they are unable to read them themselves.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a