TES COVID Policy

Temple Emanuel Sinai COVID Policy

Vaccination:

Anyone attending any event at TES must provide proof of vaccination and first booster (i.e. 3 shots if Pfizer or Moderna, 2 shots if Johnson & Johnson) in order to attend events. The TES office is keeping a list of those individuals who have provided their vaccination information. To provide your information, you may either: (a) bring your vaccination card to the event or (b) upload your information here

Masking:

Please read the below guidelines carefully

Services and Events:
While indoors – with some exceptions for Oneg or scheduled events with food – all individuals attending events/services at TES are expected to wear a surgical or N95/KN95 mask at all times. Cloth masks are not acceptable, per most recent CDC guidance and TES policy.

Religious School & Kehillah High School:
Students and staff may now be unmasked only when they are in their classrooms. This unmasking policy is optional – any student or staff person who wants to continue to be masked should continue to wear a mask. All adults, children, and staff should continue to arrive with masks (on both Wednesday and Saturday) as masks will continue to be required in common areas and during services.

The optional mask policy change only applies to religious school and Kehillah High. Shabbat services and all other in-person events at TES still require masking. Vaccines remain a requirement for everyone age 5 and up for TES events, school, and services.

Oneg or Events with Food:
COVID task force met in June 2022 and it was decided that Onegs may resume.  We have had food during some events like Second Seder, Shavuot, and Mahjong, and the task force decided that that these events were handled cautiously enough to permit this.

The guidelines for Oneg and Events with Food are as follows:

      • Food will be placed on tables and covered with plastic wrap or some covering, and serving utensils will be provided.
      • In good weather, we will most likely use the patio area for consumption of food. If weather is inclement, tables inside will be spaced accordingly.
      • MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED DURING ALL INDOOR ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES. No one should remove their mask indoors  unless eating or drinking and at a safe distance from others while doing so.
      • Masks are not required while outdoors.

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