Implementation of Health Protocols at Mosques during the Covid-19 Pandemic in the city of Bukittinggi
Keywords:Mosque, Health Protocol, covid-19, Bukittinggi.
Mosques are centres of religious and worship activities that are important for Muslims. Activities at mosques are generally carried out in groups both indoors and outdoors, so there is a potential for transmitting the Covid-19 virus (Flores & Chang, 2020; Kotani, Tamura, & Nejima, 2021). Implementation of health protocols is a shared responsibility between mosque managers and the community to suppress the transmission of COVID-19. Do mosque managers implement health protocols according to applicable standards and regulations? How is public awareness in implementing health protocols in the mosque environment? The study used a qualitative descriptive method with data collection through interviews and direct surveys to the field. Implementation of health protocols from the three mosque objects studied that the mosque management facilities are by health protocol standards. However, technically it still requires a level of awareness from the community to carry out the health protocol while in the mosque environment. The pros and cons of the community against the health protocol rules that are applied have caused some regulations to be relaxed a little. To measure and educate public awareness in implementing health protocols, further research is needed.