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ISTABA: HOW ISTABA IS RESPONDING TO THE CORONA VIRUS

Dear Community Members,
First, thank you for your patience and attention to instructions from the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area.  We will remain as close as possible to normal operations unless government guidance dictates otherwise.  As information is gathered from our reliable sources and changes are needed our goal is to inform you as soon as possible.

AS OF TODAY, ALL SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 30TH.  THIS INCLUDES HIFZ ACADEMY, THE  WEEKEND SCHOOL, PEACE ACADEMY AND DAYCARE. CHECK FOR UPDATES OFTEN.

We are going to follow the updates that are periodically issued by the public health agencies like CDC and comply with their instructions.

Right now we encourage you to:
1. Stay informed. 
2. Take measures to boost your immune system.
3. Calm your anxiety with prayer and duas.
 

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment."

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو أَحْمَدَ الزُّبَيْرِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا عُمَرُ بْنُ سَعِيدِ بْنِ أَبِي حُسَيْنٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي عَطَاءُ بْنُ أَبِي رَبَاحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ دَاءً إِلاَّ أَنْزَلَ لَهُ شِفَاءً ‏"‏‏.‏

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "If you hear the news of an outbreak of an epidemic (plague) in a certain place, do not enter that place;and if the epidemic falls in a place while you are present in it, do not leave that place to escape from the epidemic."

 
" اللهم إني أعوذ بك من البرص والجنون والجذام ومن سيّء الأسقام " 
" The Prophet ( Peace upon him ) used to say : O Allah, I seek refuge in thee from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases." 


The best prevention advice is to avoid exposure by practicing social distancing, washing your hands regularly, and avoiding touching your face, mouth, and eyes. If you feel ill, seek medical attention.  Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization.

CDC recommends:
1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
3. Stay home when you are sick.
4. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

As we continue to keep normal operations, ISTABA  has placed additional policies regarding cleaning and disinfecting the common areas such as the Masjid (Musala), office areas and the classrooms.Daily prayers and Juma remains normal until further notice.  We can't emphasize enough,  if there is any doubt as to exposure, seek medical attention and practice self qurantine. Those who are elderly, someone with heart issues, diabetic, or have breathing issues please have extra protection for yourself or stay home if necessary. You may bring your prayer rugs from home for extra protection.  Limit or avoid handshaking.
 
1. All personnel are required to use available wipes to disinfect common areas such as door knobs, counters, doorways and any area touched by the public.  Teachers and students will wipe areas they touch routinely throughout the day.  Students will wash their hands routinely throughout the day.  

2. School closings occur as we receive guidance from government offices.  As of today, all schools will be closed until March 30th.  All Hifz classes will be online after Spring Break (March 23rd).  PEACE Academy will be closed until March 30th; this includes daycare.

3. During Spring Break all areas are scheduled to be disinfected; Masjid and classrooms.

4.  When Teachers, students and staff returns from Spring Break, temperature checks are scheduled before anyone can return to the classroom or offices.  Individuals are sent home when  their temperature is  over 100.4 degrees.  Individuals with excessive coughs or flu like symptoms are also requested to return home.

5.  Updated emails will be sent regularly.  Inshallah

Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area
Executive Committee


 
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Dear Community, March 14 was the last session until  April 4th.   Check your email in regard to changes.
Class updates will be given.  There were no classes Saturday and no classes will be held TODAY, Sunday, March 15, 2020.  
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