In addition, the North American Sikh Medical and Dental Association (NASMDA) has published, in English and Punjabi, new pandemic safety resources for gurdwaras. To access these resources, click here
. These documents include advice on cleanliness, facemasks, langar/degh preparation and distribution, self-screening, sevadaar training, and more. For more specific details on CDC guidelines, click here
; to review the Sikh Coalition’s full library of COVID-19 resources, click here
As gradual reopening continues, it remains critically important for all those responsible for gurdwara programming to take every measure to reduce sangat size at any given time
at gurdwara. This includes by suspending large divaans and postponing all large events (celebrations and nagar keertans) where crowds may gather. Ensure that you are following all state, city, and county guidelines (click here
to review particular state guidelines collected by the Department of Health and Human Services, last updated May 20), and consider online programming so sangats can continue to engage safely.
As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.