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COVID Protocols (updated September 2022)

Community Guidelines 

We have created guidelines to clarify when different in-person activities are supported. The categories in the table below are based on the CDC’s Covid-19 Community Transmission map, which characterizes the level of community spread. You can find the current CDC transmission level for Westchester County by visiting CDC.gov and clicking COVID-19 County Check. The level is updated weekly on Thursdays by 8 pm.


Overview

 

High

Medium

Low

Services, in sanctuary or under the tent

Masks required

Masks optional

Masks optional

Indoor eating

Yes, if fewer than 15 people. No indoor onegs. 

Yes

Yes

Indoor gatherings other than services

Masks required if 15 or more people. Smaller groups may decide to make masks optional.

Masks optional

Masks optional

Vaccination required for services

Yes. Proof required only from those coming to the bimah

Yes. Proof required only from those coming to the bimah

Yes. Proof required only from those coming to the bimah

Private parties involving rental of the facility

Masks optional

Masks optional

Masks optional

Outdoor Events

Masks optional

Masks optional

Masks optional

 

Masks 

We continue to require masks for religious services whenever we are at High. The combination of crowding and singing necessitates a higher degree of caution than other settings. Those who are speaking at the bimah can remove their masks while they are speaking if they choose to do so. Proof of vaccination is required for anyone coming to the bimah during services.

When masks are required, we recommend N95 or KN95 respirator masks. Cloth masks are discouraged. 


Food 

Indoor eating depends on the rate of community spread: 

  • High: Food may only be served indoors if the group size is fewer than 15. Food should not be served if a group is 15 or larger. 

  • Medium: Food may be served indoors 

  • Low: Food may be served indoors 


Food can be served outdoors regardless of the level of spread.

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