COVID-19 Protocols

One of Mayyim Hayyim’s core values is petichut – openness and inclusivity – and we strive to provide as much access and availability as possible. In order to balance that with the safety of our community, we share the following procedures, developed in partnership with infectious disease experts.

We ask that all visitors to Mayyim Hayyim follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention precautions for Covid-19 outlined here.

Anyone with symptoms, who does not feel well, or has tested positive in the past five days should stay home. Immersions may be rescheduled following ten full days from the first positive test, assuming symptoms have substantially improved.

Anyone who has tested positive for, or been exposed to, Covid-19 within the past ten days will be required to wear a high-quality mask for the duration of their visit; KN-95 masks are available in our lobby.

In order to ensure that our guests feel as comfortable as possible in the space and while unmasked during immersions, Mayyim Hayyim’s volunteer Mikveh Guides will remain masked while welcoming visitors.

For all other guests who have not tested positive for Covid-19 or had an exposure in the past ten days, masks are strongly encouraged, though not required.

Our goal is to make every visit to Mayyim Hayyim as meaningful as possible and we invite guests to let us know if there is anything we can do to support their experience.

Should you have further questions upon reviewing the above information, please email or call 617-244-1836, ext. 216.


  • Mayyim Hayyim currently has limited availability for immersions while we undergo construction to repair damage incurred to the building following the extreme cold on February 4. We will be updating this page periodically with new information. To support our repairs, click here to donate.