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General Assumptions

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM COVID PROTOCOLS AND SCENARIOS

As of 11/01/21

Assumptions:

  • Until everyone in our community has access to the vaccine (children), we will likely continue to heavily promote the use of masks and testing when feasible, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Source data for protocols is gathered primarily from (though other sites are monitored from a state and national level): https://www.miamidade.gov/global/initiatives/coronavirus/safety-guidelines.page.
  • Vaccinations required for staff, security, and students over the age of 16 that are vaccine eligible, and highly recommended for age-eligible minors. Regular PCR testing can be used for eligible staff and students that are not fully vaccinated in exceptional cases only.  A grace period of up to 90 days will be given to individuals to fully vaccinate once they are eligible.
  • Anyone that tests positive for covid must quarantine for 10 days if asymptomatic, regardless of vaccination status. Symptomatic individuals must quarantine for a minimum of 10 days and must wait for symptoms to be fully resolved for 72 hours.  (Example:  If a child is positive and symptomatic only until day 7, they can return after day 10.  If they are still symptomatic until day 11, they must wait 72 additional hours after day 11 to return.)
  • Anyone with direct exposure to covid, including class groups that unmask together for any purpose must quarantine and present a negative PCR test taken after 5 days (regardless of vaccination) before returning to the building or participating in any TBS sponsored events, on or off campus.
  • Anyone with active symptoms that could be covid, or any other highly communicable disease, must quarantine and test immediately.
  • New variants being introduced into the community might impact these scenarios and cause us to make adjustments, regardless of the percent positive number in our community.
  • Vendors and contractors entering the building must be appropriately masked at all times.
  • Vendors and contractors that have close and regular contact with children within our temple must be vaccinated.
  • Staff and TBSIS students must use the LiveSafe app before entering the building.
  • Temple-sponsored travel opportunities will be handled on a case-by-case basis for the time being, mindful of current covid conditions both locally and at the destination.
  • In order to rent the social hall for private events (when the policy allows), the host is responsible for ensuring that all guests are fully vaccinated and negative PCR tested 72-hours prior to the event, or show a negative antigen test the day of the event.  Children that are not eligible for the vaccine may be PCR tested 72-hours prior to the event, or show a negative antigen test the day of the event.

When community percent positive is under 5%, moving towards 0% and dropping/holding for 14 consecutive days:

  • TBSIS in person masked indoors.
  • TBSIS Teachers (if fully vaccinated) unmasked on playground.
  • JLAB in person masked indoors.
  • Afterschool can be held (which involves co-mingling of students from different classes within TBSIS), masked.
  • BESHTY and other youth events may be held, masked.  Food and drink are acceptable indoors and outdoors, assuming vaccinations (if age eligible).
  • Co-mingling of students in TBSIS allowed outdoors, masked.
  • Co-mingling of students in Pre-K in TBSIS allowed indoors, masked.
  • Fully vaccinated parents of children in TBSIS may enter the building in groups as invited for special opportunities (ex. Mystery reader, Shabbat, etc.). Food and drink are acceptable indoors and outdoors, assuming vaccinations and physical distancing measures are in place.
  • Services resume at normal capacity, masked.
  • Onegs and Prenegs are held indoors or outdoors.  Masks and distancing required when not eating or drinking.
  • Indoor TBS programs, events and meetings held in person and limited to appropriately masked people.  Food and drink are acceptable only when social distancing measures are in place and people must be masked when not eating. Vendors must be vaccinated or must show negative PCR and must wear mask at all times. (This does not apply to large scale social events.)
  • Outdoor TBS programs & events held on campus may be unmasked (if vaccinated), and food & drink is allowed, assuming physical distancing measures are in place. Unvaccinated participants must remain masked at all times when not eating or drinking.  Vendors must be vaccinated or must show negative PCR and must wear mask at all times.
  • B’nei mitzvah student may remove mask for the entirety of the service, and parents/siblings may remove mask for their speech, providing they show vaccination card and proof of negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of event or a negative antigen test taken the day of the event.
  • Facility can be rented for large-scale private events up to full capacity for vaccinated guests (if age eligible), where the host is responsible for ensuring that all policies are adhered to.  Vendors must be vaccinated or must show negative PCR or antigen test prior to the event and must wear mask at all times.
  • Meetings may be held in person with masks required indoors for all, and outdoors for unvaccinated individuals. Food and drink are acceptable, assuming physical distancing measures are in place.
  • Off-campus TBS social events are allowed, providing those guests are vaccinated (if age eligible).
Sat, December 4 2021 30 Kislev 5782