Jummah (Friday) Prayers Suspended Due to Coronavirus Situation

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Summary: Beginning this Friday, March 20th, and until further notice, the Islamic Center of Vallejo will be suspending Jummah prayers in response to the ongoing coronavirus situation. The regular five daily prayers will still occur as usual for now, but we encourage anyone over the age of 65 or who has underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk from COVID-19 to offer their prayers at home.

To be clear, there will be no Jummah or Dhuhr prayers at the masjid on Fridays until further notice. The masjid gates will be closed at that time. Please do not come to the masjid for Friday afternoon prayers.


The Islamic Center of Vallejo has been closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus situation with the goal of making the best decisions in the interest of our community.

Today, Solano County Public Health released a statement further reiterating the Governor’s orders regarding social distancing. Solano County Public Health Officer Bela Matyas, M.D., M.P.H. said the following:

“We are in full support of the Governor’s measures to promote social distancing and are reiterating this message to residents in Solano County. When people implement these best practices, it helps our health care providers with respect to staffing and capacity necessary to provide care to those who need it the most in our community.”

Solano County Public Health Officer Bela Matyas, M.D., M.P.H.

Given the ongoing developments in this situation, the Islamic Center of Vallejo has decided to suspend our congregational Jummah prayers in the interest of community health, beginning this Friday, March 20th, and until further notice. We encourage everyone to pray Dhuhr at home on Fridays.

The regular five daily prayers will continue to be held at the masjid for now.

To be clear, there will be no Jummah or Dhuhr prayers at the masjid on Fridays until further notice. The masjid gates will be closed at that time. Please do not come to the masjid for Friday afternoon prayers.

… the Islamic Center of Vallejo has decided to suspend our congregational Jummah prayers [until further notice] in the interest of community health …

We believe that this is the best decision for our community at this time. We must all do our part to protect the health and safety of our community. Please continue to adhere to appropriate personal precautions, which you can learn more about here.

As mentioned previously, all other activities and events at the masjid have also been suspended. The only activities still occurring are the regular five daily prayers.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and respond as needed. Please continue to check the website for updates, and subscribe to our email newsletter to have major updates delivered to you as they are published.

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