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Covid Attendance Guidelines - Revised Aug. 24, 2021

Stay home, if... 

... in the past 14 days:
-You have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
-You have experienced any of the symptoms of COVID-19 including but not limited to fever or chills, headache, cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, fatigue, muscle or body aches, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

If you are able to come to shul, our current policy is as follows:

Pre-registration is no longer required as of July 1, 2021.

Only children who can and will sit next to their parent the entire time may attend. 

  • All indoor tefillot and synagogue activities at Ramath Orah will now require masking, even for those who are fully vaccinated.
    • EXCEPTIONS:
      • When you are eating and drinking and for children under the age of 2.
      • We will designate the balcony (and a portion of the main sanctuary as needed for people who have difficulty with stairs) as a place where masks and distancing will continue to be required for everyone, whether or not they are vaccinated. (If you have accessibility concerns, please speak to Rabbi Bodner or one of our board members and we will work together to best accommodate you.)
  • Unvaccinated children are welcome to sit next to their parents but must remain masked at all times. As always, no children should be without adult supervision. Since there are no children's groups right now, we expect all children to be supervised by a parent or other designated individual.
  • Eligible individuals are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as they can, but vaccination status is, ultimately, a private health matter. Individuals should be treated with dignity and respect no matter their vaccination status or their willingness to disclose their vaccination status. 8/24 revision: For Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, all attendees over age 12 must submit a copy of their vaccination card or a doctor's note attesting that they cannot be vaccinated to this web form.
  • We will host regular kiddush in the Social Hall but encourage those who are not comfortable to take their kiddush to-go.  
  • We ask that you continue to sign up online before attending weekday minyanim in order to ensure that we have a minyan in attendance, but not due to COVID. 
  • Anyone who is feeling ill, has had any COVID symptoms, or has recently tested positive for COVID must not attend shul, whether vaccinated or not.

If you or someone you live with are at increased risk due to age or underlying medical conditions, please consult with your physician prior to attending.

If you develop any symptoms after attending shul, you must notify Rabbi Bodner immediately.

We ask for your patience and cooperation during this period and ask that everyone respect the various comfort levels and different types of precautions taken by the members of our community. If you have questions about this policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Fri, September 17 2021 11 Tishrei 5782