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COVID-19 Attendance Guidelines - Revised February 28, 2022

Congregation Ramath Orah expects all attendees to be fully vaccinated in accordance with the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and to follow appropriate CDC guidelines with regard to precautions related to attendance. These guidelines are subject to change in accordance with any revision of the CDC guidelines. 

  • If you are experiencing any symptoms that could be the result of COVID-19, do not come to shul.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, do not come to shul for 5 days after the date of your test (if you did not have symptoms) or for at least 5 days after the start of your symptoms, so long as your symptoms have improved and you have been fever free for at least 24 hours. When you come to shul, you must remain masked at all times (including at kiddush) until 10 days after the date of your test or start of your symptoms.
  • If you were exposed (see below) to someone with COVID-19 and you have no symptoms, but you are not up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations, do not come to shul for 5 days after the date of your exposure. When you come to shul you must remain masked at all times (including at kiddush) for 10 days after the date of your exposure. No testing is required in this circumstance.
  • If you were exposed (see below) to someone with COVID-19, and you have no symptoms, AND you are either (a) up-to-date with vaccination OR (b) a medical professional diagnosed you with COVID-19 within the past 90 days (using a viral test), you may come to shul but must remain masked at all times (including at kiddush) for 10 days after the date of your exposure. No testing is required in this circumstance.
    • “Exposed” is defined as being less than 6 feet away from an infected person(s) for 15 minutes or more, within a 24-hour period.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 or develop any symptoms within 48 hours after attending shul, you must notify us (president@ramathorah.org) immediately. If you were in close proximity to any another individual while unmasked (e.g., during kiddush), we will contact that individual to inform them that they were exposed to someone with COVID-19 and instruct them to follow the above guidelines.

For further details, see the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html 

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

All indoor tefillot and synagogue activities at Ramath Orah no longer (New! February 28, 2022!) require masking.

We have designated the balcony (and a portion of the main sanctuary for people who have difficulty with stairs) as a place where masking and social distancing will continue to be required for everyone. 

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 president@ramathorah.org .

Sat, July 2 2022 3 Tammuz 5782