As of July 12, 2021:

The wearing of face masks and social distancing between non-family members is required on temple property at all times. If you are feeling sick, stay home. No loitering. We are open only during scheduled arati times, daily at 4:30-5:00 a.m., 7:15-8:45 a.m., 12:00-12:30 p.m., 4:15-4:45 p.m., 6:30-7:00 p.m., and on Sundays, 4:15-6:30 p.m. Maximum occupancy of 30 spaces marked on the temple room floor for people to stand or sit, socially distanced, first-come, first-served. Walk-through darshan at busy times including 7:15-7:45 a.m. daily, and 4:15-6:30 p.m. Sundays. The temple closes by 7:00 p.m. each day, except Sundays, 9:00 p.m. Watch our live broadcast on our Facebook page or YouTube channel. For details about darshan times and additional pandemic restrictions, click here. And here’s information on what to do if you’re returning from out-of-state domestic travel, or from international travel.

If you are coming from out of state and are vaccinated you may come to the temple without quarantining and should self monitor for Covid symptoms. If you are not vaccinated, you should test negative before travel and, when arriving in Florida, quarantine 3-5 days and then test negative, before coming to the temple.

More details on all of the above can be found in the current temple newsletter here: https://www.alachuatemple.com/newsletter/newsletter.htm

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  • Temple Schedule

    As per August 1, 2020, this is our modified schedule during the pandemic. All visitors must wear face masks and observe physical distancing of a minimum of 6 feet between others. We have a maximum occupancy in the temple room of 35 persons, first come, first served. If all X spots are taken, wait outside until a spot opens up. We are only open during actual arati times, please plan your visit accordingly.

    • 4:30am – Mangala Arati
    • 5:10am – Tulasi Puja, altar closed
    • 5:20am – Japa outside, altar closed
    • 7:20am – Sringara Arati and Guru Puja
    • 8:00am – Srimad Bhagavatam Class
    • 9:00am – Temple closed until noon
    • 12:00pm – Raja Bhoga Arati
    • 12:30pm – Temple closed until 4:15 pm
    • 4:15pm – Dhupa Arati
    • 4:30 pm – Temple closed until 6:30 pm
    • 6:30pm – Sandhya Arati
    • 7:00pm – Temple closed for the day

    Sunday Program Schedule

    All visitors are required to wear face masks and remain physically distanced at least 6 feet from others. If you, or anyone in your household, is not feeling well, or has traveled in the past 14 days outside the state or in any of these counties with a high rate of COVID-19 infection, please stay home and watch our program live on the ISKCON Alachua Temple YouTube channel.

    • 4:00-6:30 pm  Gift Shop open
    • 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm Arati and kirtan with a continuous flow of visitors filing through the temple room for darshan of Their Lordships. You can stay for a few minutes and participate in the kirtan by standing physically distanced on the yellow X marks on the temple room floor. If all X spots are taken, please wait outside until one opens up. You can pick up a boxed prasad plate to-go at the exit gate in your car on the way out.
    • 7:00 pm Temple closed
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We’re located in Alachua, 3 miles from Exit 399 off Interstate 75, just north or Gainesville.