An offshoot of this question.

It is some people's practice to kiss their tzitzit during davening. When one wears a mask, one is really kissing the interior of the mask. Should one still bring the tzitzit to his lips or is there no value if he does not pull down the mask?

BTW, I spoke to my LOR who said he doesn't know the answer and so he holds his tzitzit and gives a squeeze in his hand to remind himself, so that the holding performs the same function as kissing, but he has no idea if this is right.

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    Until the mask comes off, I'm following the opinion of the Vilna Gaon to not kiss the tzitzit but to look at them. See related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/8817/… Commented Jun 28, 2020 at 5:51
  • Same question, mezuzah
    – rosends
    Commented Jun 28, 2020 at 13:15
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    There were gedolim who never kissed mezuza rather looked at it,see Leket Yosher about the minhag of the Terumas Hadeshen. It is the gesture which shows chivuv ,so even if one doesnt actually kiss it ,the gesture is the main thing.
    – sam
    Commented Jun 28, 2020 at 20:18

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Rav Moshe Heinemann says

One should kiss his ציצית and תפילין through his mask at the places where he is נוהג to kiss them.

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