Coronavirus: Ocean safer than mikveh?
14 March, 2020
I’m worried about getting Corona from the mikveh. I live near the ocean, in a warm climate. Would it be safer just to immerse in the ocean?
Immersion in the ocean in any circumstance can be dangerous, and for that and other reasons is halachically complex. Immersing in a mikveh is preferable.
Immersion in a mikveh that adheres to strict hygiene protocols should not present a unique risk of Coronavirus infection, and remains the recommended halachic course of action.
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