Gathering together is at the heart of what it means to be part of a synagogue. But as we are now aware, gatherings present a risk for increasing spread of COVID-19 during this Public Health Emergency.
While we are anxious to open our building and be together again, we are taking a slow, cautious approach. Based on what we know today, here are the conditions under which we can access our campus. As things change, these may change.
For the foreseeable future and until further notice, the following is required for any persons wishing to enter the campus:
- Masks are required for entry and must stay on the face, covering nose and mouth, the entire time on the Temple Judea premise. Anyone who refuses or takes off their mask will be asked to leave.
- Everyone entering the building will have their temperature taken with a non-touch infrared thermometer by the Security guard or another member of the staff. The CDC considers a reading of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or lower as acceptable temperature. Anyone with a temperature reading higher than 100 will not be admitted.
- Symptom and exposure screening: If anyone has any symptoms of COVID19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell), they will not be allowed to enter. If anyone has been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID19, they will not be allowed to enter.
- Wash/sanitize your hands often, especially after touching anything that others may touch, including, but not limited to car doors and handles, telephones, door knobs, stair bannisters, elevator buttons, etc.
- Maintain at least 6 feet from any and all individuals. Do not crowd staff desks or ask anyone to come close to you.
- Observe per room limits, if any, that are posted for that room.
- In the restrooms, wipe down toilet seats, flush handles, sink faucets, etc, or anything that you touch. (This is not necessary if there is a member of the maintenance staff stationed at the restroom.)
- No sharing of books, documents, electronic devices, etc.
- Follow all directional signs and instructions from staff, especially when one-way signs are posted.