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Covid-19 Response

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines 

We continue to monitor the positivity rate and other factors to ensure the health and safety of our community. 

The MAC and Executive Committee have agreed on continuing to require masking indoors for the time being.  The additional and new changes will go into effect on Thursday, April 21st. This email also has additional information that pertains to both Hertz Nursery School and TI Religious School.  

Changes as of Thursday, April 21, 2022
 
Masks: For the foreseeable future, we will be continuing to require that all congregants entering the building be masked while in the building. This includes service leaders. This policy will be for the time being and as always, we will continue to monitor the positivity rates and assess them as time goes on.  We require a level 2 mask as the minimum. 

Masking Update: The MAC and Executive Committee have agreed on continuing to require masking indoors for the time being. This applies to all adults and students in the religious school whenever they are in the building and all Hertz students when they are not in their classrooms. However, we continue to strongly encourage Hertz families to have their children wear masks when their children are in the Hertz classrooms. 

Kiddush: For the foreseeable future, we will be moving Kiddish eating outdoors. We are still able to provide the same food but will be holding it under the awning by the main entrance to the Temple or on some Shabbatot may be held on the outside patio (where the Temple Israel Sukkah is). Food will be provided in the Lang Galleria with seating outside and eating to be done outside, ONLY. The MAC and Executive Committee will be closely monitoring the positivity rate. Please note that any changes will be communicated ahead of time.  

Kitchen: If you will be holding an event at the Temple, you will be allowed to use the Kitchen to heat and prepare food. Please note that anyone in the kitchen must wear a Level 2 mask and adhere to all Kitchen kashrut policies. If you have any questions, please reach out to Karen Nahary, knahary@tisharon.org
 

Services: We will no longer be having the Torah processional during the Torah service. It will be suspended until further notice. This means that the Torah will stay on the bimah for the entire Torah service. All service leaders must wear a mask, even if they are the only ones on the bimah.

Hertz Nursery School: We will be a mask-friendly environment which means that masking will be a personal choice by the parent for their child(ren). As of March 1, 2022, the EEC, MA DPH, and CDC still recommend masking for unvaccinated individuals. 

Ahead of returning to school on Monday, April 25th, all students must be tested at home and show proof of a negative test to Leisa Glass


Drop off can, once again, happen at the classroom door rather than the front door. Any parent/guardian that is not vaccinated must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while in the building. If the parent or guardian will be in the building for longer than 15 minutes they must wear a mask the entire time they are in the building. 

If the parent or guardian designated for drop-off or pick up has been exposed to COVID-19 or has symptoms, they are asked not to enter the building and rather to be in touch with Leisa Glass
 for special arrangements. 

Masking Update: The MAC and Executive Committee have agreed on continuing to require masking indoors for the time being. This applies to all adults and students in the religious school whenever they are in the building and all Hertz students when they are not in their classrooms. However, we continue to strongly encourage Hertz families to have their children wear masks when their children are in the Hertz classrooms. 

TI Religious School: We will be testing every child before entering the building. The tests will be provided by TI Religious School. This will be done every time a child comes into the building for Religious School. It will be starting on Monday, April 25th, and ending on Sunday, May 1st. 

Thanks for your attention and wishing you and your family all the best and good health,

B’shalom,
 
Medical Advisory Committee (MAC)                          Neil Aronson, President
Mark Popovsky, M.D., Chair                                      Karen Nahary, Executive Director           
Allie Hershey, NP, APRN
Rafi Kieval, M.D.
Ken Sperber, M.D.

Sun, May 22 2022 21 Iyyar 5782