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CBAJ COVID/Vaccine Policy Effective 10/2021


The following will now be our COVID policy standards, applicable to members, guests and visitors, and staff, for all activities including Shabbat, weekly services, meetings, gatherings, special events and celebratory services held at CBAJ: 

As of Friday night services on February 18, 2022 the wearing of masks by individuals ages 5 and older who have been fully vaccinated and boosted (as per eligibility) will be a personal choice. This applies to both services and social activities, such as kiddish. 

Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks while at CBAJ, 
in keeping with current CDC recommendations.  

If you prefer to wear a mask, we encourage you to do so and to attend services and programs at Beth Abe. The strongest protection will come from wearing a KN95 mask or equivalent. 

We continue to maintain our seating with some distance between rows, using the full sanctuary and half of the social hall; and our HVAC system is still equipped with high-quality filters as we circulate air throughout services. There will be no change to these arrangements for the foreseeable future. They are intended to mitigate the risks of involuntary close contact with others. 

We have a small restroom available (next to the women's bathroom ) that accommodates one person or family at a time. Use it if you do not want to enter the public restroom at the same time as people who are not wearing masks. 

We encourage those not wearing masks to be respectful of those who wear them: ask before sitting close by during services; and while socializing, ask before approaching to talk. We are eager for everyone to attend our services and programs and to feel welcome and safe while in our building. 

Anyone who has symptoms of any illness or is not feeling well is strongly encouraged to stay home, irrespective of vaccination status. Better to miss services than risk spreading COVID or another viral infection. 

If you might have been exposed to someone who is infected with COVID, you must wear a mask at Beth Abe for 10 days after the exposure, and should take a COVID test at least 5 days after exposure to the source of infection. If you are infected, stay home. This is in keeping with current CDC guidelines. 

The CBAJ Re-Opening Committee will continue to monitor the guidance and will convene periodically, as necessary, to consider further modifications to our protocols.

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