The current health situation has resulted in restrictions on large group prayers. Minyans have been included in such restrictions.
Though this is the case, certain groups have been shown praying together while respecting the recommended safe social distance between one another. It is basically a regular minyan but everyone is six feet apart to lower disease risk.
This compromise raised a question in me. Is there a Halachally defined minimum distance for a minyan to count? What I mean is, at a certain point (logically) there needs to be a line which defines when a group are still considered a group vs individuals all spread apart. Six feet apart and you are still in a minyan. What about 7 though? Or 8 or 9 or so on?
At a certain point, there would need to be a line where the minyan no longer counts.
It couldn't be intention alone or a minyan over live stream would count. The Rabbis have given no indication this is the case so I'm curious if a minimum distance is defined?