COVID-19 Policy

Over the last few weeks, we have seen a rise in the number of gatherings where active cases of COVID-19 infection have been present. Thank God, these cases have resulted in asymptomatic to mild illness without the need for hospitalization. We feel a responsibility to do what we can to limit exposure while maintaining our important mission of gathering in spiritual community and practice. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and compliance with these changes.

Prayer Services

  • Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to wear a mask throughout services.
  • All prayer leaders will undergo a rapid test prior to leading services unmasked. If a service leader wishes to forgo testing, they are welcome to fulfill their service leadership while remaining masked.
  • Accepting an honor that will bring a person into proximity with others (ark opening, aliyah to the Torah, etc.) will require masking.
  • Anybody reading Torah or Haftara who prefers to not wear a mask will have a rapid test administered upon arriving for services. Otherwise, reading will require wearing a mask.

Gatherings

  • Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to wear a mask to any indoor events.
  • All food and eating will take place in our outdoor covered spaces (even in rainy weather).
  • We will utilize outdoor spaces whenever possible for social events.

Returning to the Synagogue Following a Positive COVID-19 Test

  • Do not come to the synagogue if you are experiencing any communicable symptoms of illness: COVID-19, cold, or flu.
  • Do not come to any gatherings if a roommate has an active infection or is in quarantine.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you may return to the synagogue only after ALL of the following are true: you have waited five days from a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis; you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication); your symptoms are improving.
  • For more information about returning to the community and/or to use a quarantine calculator, please refer to the CDC guidelines.