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COVID-19 Guidelines

Updated 1/13/22

Dear Members,

Effective immediately, the following are the updated policies regarding COVID-19 in our Shul:

1. Those who are fully vaccinated—as defined as two weeks post one’s second shot of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or first Janssen vaccine—will not be required to wear a mask while on the Shul campus. However, those who would still like to wear a mask are more than welcome to. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask covering both one’s mouth and nose when on Shul property, except while eating or drinking. There is no requirement to get a booster shot, though we strongly encourage everyone eligable to receive their vaccine booster.

2. Children ages five (5) and older must wear a mask while on the Shul campus if they are not fully vaccinated, as defined above. those under the age of five (5) are not required to wear a mask on the Shul campus.

3. If someone tests positive for COVID-19, before returning to Shul, he or she must wait five (5) days from either start of symptoms or his or her first positive COVID-19 test, whichever is sooner; must be fever-free for 24 hours; and his or her symptoms must be improving. However, in days 6-10 from either the start of symptoms or his or her first positive COVID-19 test, whichever is sooner, he or she MUST wear a mask while on the Shul campus, regardless of antibody levels or vaccineation status.

4. If one had known exposure, as defined by the CDC, to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, and he or she is not fully vaccinated, as defined above, nor has had COVID-19 in the past 90 days, he or she must not return to Shul for five (5) days and must monitor his or her symptoms during those five days. He or she need not get a negative test in order to return to Shul but shall symptoms arise, he or she should not return to Shul. 

With vaccines and boosters readily available around the city, we urge anyone not yet fully vaccinated to go out and get vaccinated. Please contact the Shul office if you need help scheduling a vaccine appointment or for guidance on how and where to get an appointment. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us and we will address your matter with the utmost confidence and with full confidentiality.

Thank you for understanding,

Rabbi Ashie Schreier

Jacob Herenstein, President

YIFH Medical Board

Wed, August 17 2022 20 Av 5782