Covid Protocol

High Holiday Covid Policy

Sep. 6, 2022

  1. Registration for High Holidays is required. You can register by contacting High Holidays Coordinator Joel Reisman (jreisman@shirhadash-ma.org). If for any reason you are not able to register in advance, you are still welcome to attend and we will take care of registration at the gate.

  2. Masks are required for indoor services for all participants over age 2, with the exception that service leaders may be unmasked while leading provided they have taken a rapid antigen test beforehand with a negative result. Well-fitting N95, KN95 or KF94 masks are recommended.

  3. Masks are not required for outdoor events.

  4. Full vaccination status, including booster, is required for those eligible when participating in our programs. A fully vaccinated individual is one who:

a) is two weeks past completing the full initial course of vaccines

AND

b) is one week past receiving a booster of any type, once eligible for a booster.

  1. Please do not attend services if you have any symptoms of an acute potentially contagious illness such as fever, sore throat, new cough, or diarrhea.



General Health & Policy Recommendations

February 15, 2022

  1. Indoor Shir Hadash events:

    These events are restricted to individuals ages 5 and older who have been fully vaccinated, including a booster shot for those eligible.

    Masks are required for all those 5 and older except while speaking at the bimah. If more than one person is standing at the bimah, those not speaking should wear masks and socially distance from the speaker.

    Because masks are required, events involving food are not currently allowed.

    Seating arrangements should allow for social distancing between members who are not part of a single family unit.

    Special provisions will be made for children under age 5 (eg attendance at a baby naming ceremony) on a case-by-case basis.

  2. Shabbat services run jointly with Temple Ohabei Shalom will follow TOS policy

  3. Outdoor Shir Hadash events:

    These events are restricted to those ages 5 and older who have been fully vaccinated.

    Participants should either wear a mask or maintain social distance for all events involving 10 or more people.

  4. All Shir Hadash events:

    individuals who have acute infectious symptoms (eg new cough, new sore throat, new diarrhea, new fever) should, in the interest of the health of the community, not attend Shir Hadash events.