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Woman who used mikveh was quarantined

12 March, 2020

Question:

I met a friend at the mikveh last week. Now she’s in quarantine and I’m panicking. Do I have to notify Israel’s Ministry of Health? Do I require quarantine?


Answer:

We appreciate your concern. At this time, according to the guidelines of Israel’s Ministry of Health, you do not need to report that you were at the mikveh at the same time or to enter quarantine. No further action on your part is required.

Should the woman turn out to be positive, the Ministry of Health will notify the public and issue instructions.

On 15 March, 2020, Israel’s Ministry of Religion released the following regulation: If a mikveh finds out that a woman broke quarantine and immersed, they must close the mikveh immediately, and report the infraction to the Ministry of Religion. The mikveh will only be reopened in coordination with Israel’s Ministry of Health.

May it be G-d’s will that we should all merit to have complete health and good news.

We are there for you in support in any way we can help.

If you are reading this from outside of Israel, rules are different from place to place. We recommend double checking this information with your local public health authority.


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