"Srimad Bhagavatam explains that the material world is a place of constant danger: padam padam yad vipadam na tesam … the place where there is danger at every step. We are constantly confronted with a myriad of challenges in this world and it only worsens as Kali-yuga progresses. The devotee’s only shelter is the lotus feet of the Lord. The more we take shelter of the Lord’s lotus feet the more we become freed from the effects of the material nature.
Our Vaisnava history is rich with so many examples of great souls taking exclusive shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord and practicing uninterrupted devotional service. And while this is every devotee’s aspiration and constant endeavor, it manifests in different ways for different devotees in any given circumstance.
With the current world situation, and the ongoing spread of the Corona Virus, governments and other authorities around the world are imposing quarantines and other restrictions on people which may lead to difficulty in maintaining the regular standard or schedule of deity worship in ISKCON centers.
Our initial response may be to push on with our service regardless of what the civil authorities are directing, but we encourage you to work within the guidelines given by governments and other authorities. As a result, there may need to be some practical adjustments to the worship standards and schedule according to time, place and circumstance.
As explained in the Srimad Bhagavatam 4.8.54, the deity of the Lord is installed and worshipped “…according to the rules and regulations prescribed by authorities. But this should be done in consideration of place, time, and attendant conveniences and inconveniences.”