September 22, 2020 /

Pandemic Precautions

Fellow Congregants,

The Board of Trustees has voted to resume in-person religious services at the synagogue for Shabbat and the High Holidays, starting Saturday, September 5, 2020.

In doing so, the Board of Trustees approved a rigorous set of guidelines and procedures for those attending services, including the wearing of masks at all times and the maintenance of proper social distancing. Everyone entering the synagogue will be required to adhere to these rules.

Congregants who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, or have been in close contact with others who exhibited symptoms or tested positive should NOT attend services.

Symptoms of COVID include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Hacking cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue, muscle or body aches
  • Persistent headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat, congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

If any congregant attending services falls ill within a few days of entering the synagogue, he or she must notify the office immediately so that we can take appropriate action. This may include shutting the building for two weeks, disinfecting the sanctuary and notifying fellow congregants so they can self-quarantine and/ or be tested for COVID.

These protocols are being put into place to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Your cooperation is vitally important.

Thank you,

David and Sam