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Temple Beth-El In-Person Guidelines

Updated Covid Policy, Approved 11/28/2023

 

General Guidelines:

1. We recommend that all attendees be fully vaccinated and boosted if medically eligible.

2. The following should not enter the building or participate in outdoor gatherings:

  • Anyone with fever or showing/experiencing any symptoms. 
  • Anyone with active COVID in their home, unless they themselves have recovered from COVID in the past 60 days.
  • Anyone with a known COVID exposure within the past 5 days.
  • Anyone who has had COVID until they have tested negative for COVID.

3. Please be mindful of our members who are potentially more susceptible to severe consequences of illness than you might be.

 

Services and Outdoor Activities:

1. Masks are optional. However, EVERYONE in the balcony and the rear-most 4 rows of the Court Street side of the sanctuary MUST WEAR a KN95 or N95 mask. There is no exception for age. These spaces should be comfortable for those who are immunocompromised or prefer to be in an area where others are wearing a mask. 

2. Unless otherwise specified, the attendance policies for outside events are the same as those for indoor events.

3. During B’nai Mitzvah services, the B’nai Mitzvah family may have the balcony and all but the rear-most 2 rows of the Court Street side of the sanctuary designated as mask-optional seating.  The request for this temporary change should be shared with the TBE office at least 2 weeks before those services.  The congregation will be notified by e-mail of this temporary change a week before said service.

 

Food 

1. All food served at TBE events is expected to comply with the Temple’s kashrut standards.

2. On-site food preparation must be arranged through the Temple office and coordinated with Sisterhood.  Food preparation should comply with TBE’s kitchen use guidelines. 

3. When food is served buffet-style, parents shall serve food for their younger children and supervise older children.

 

 

 

 

 

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