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Reopening Task Force COVID Protocols November 8, 2021

The Covid-19 Reopening Task Force has been meeting to provide guidance and develop protocols to balance the needs of our congregants while ensuring the safety and well-being of our community, clergy, and staff. The task force has used guidelines from the CDC and Pima County Health Department to develop these procedures. Our decisions are made with the best intentions to keep everyone safe.
 
Current Covid Protocols
These protocols are applicable for all members, visitors, and staff who enter either of our synagogue buildings/campuses for worship, meetings, and classes.
Members and guests (vaccine eligible) who enter our buildings will be required to show proof of vaccination, to sign a consent form that they understand the risks of Covid-19, maintain social distancing, and agree to follow all Covid protocols. You may also show the results of a negative Covid test (excluding home or self test) taken within 48 hours of entrance.
Children 5-12 must have had at least one dose of the vaccine by Saturday, January 1, 2022.  Children turning 5 will have one month from their birthday to get the first dose.
Everyone 2 years and older will be required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth while on the campus.
 
Food service:
Pre-portioned or individually wrapped are allowed.
For b’nai mitzvah kiddush lunches, families may choose to hold a lunch outside in the Bibiical Garden with individually pre-plated food, or have a gloved server serving food so that guests are not serving themselves. For events with fewer than 50 people, Sy Juster Social Hall may be used provided this is social distancing.
 
Covid 19 exposure:
Should there be a case of Covid or a positive Covid test reported after a Kol Ami event, services, or class, reported, Kol Ami will contact anyone who may have been within 6 feet of the person for 15 minutes or more.
According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people who have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 should be tested to check for infection 5-7 days after their last exposure.  Close contact means being within 6 feet for greater than 15 minutes. We will be asking any staff member who was in close contact to be tested before returning to work.
The CDC also recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.
 
 
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