Updated and Approved by Temple Chai Board of Directors 3/11/2022
The Temple Chai Board of Directors has approved the recommendations from our COVID task force, made up of medical professionals in our community. Please note that these updated policies are always subject to change should there be shifts in COVID rates, CDC recommendations, or new variants. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions on our updated policies.
Masks are optional for all vaccinated individuals. Mask are required for unvaccinated and immunocompromised individuals. Please do not attend in-person events if you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19.
All employees must be fully vaccinated. Booster shots will be required for all employees when eligible.
Vaccines are required for events with food.
Food indoors at events is approved.
Outside groups are now allowed back to the Temple Chai campus. Masking rules from item 1 apply.
Adult Choir: Adult Choir members are required to be fully vaccinated and have a booster when eligible.
Youth Choir: Masking rules from item 1 apply.
Current capacity limit of 60% will remain until further notice.
Retreats: Same guidelines for services but must be fully vaccinated and have the booster when eligible.
Hiking Events: Masks are optional. Must be symptom free.
Age levels will continue to pod and stay separated indoors and outdoors.
Brightwheel safety questions updated to include Covid household exposure or pending results.
High level of sanitizing and cleaning will continue.
We will not require masks outdoors for staff, parents, or children.
Because our ECC staff are interacting with an unvaccinated population, our teachers will continue to mask indoors for the rest of the school year and will wear tight fitting KN-95 masks at all times.
Because staff are fully vaccinated, any staff person who has confirmed positive COVID-19 isolate for 5 days, return to work on the 6th day fully masked with improving symptoms and fever free for 24 hours.
We have removed the Mandatory Masking policy for children 2’s and older going forward. We still strongly recommend that children continue to mask inside classrooms if they are able to. We will support any children who you would like to continue to mask.
Because staff are fully vaccinated, those who have a known exposure and close contact to someone with confirmed COVID-19 are to be tested 5-7 days after exposure, regardless of whether they have symptoms and can continue to work fully masked. ECC will try their best to have rapid tests on hand for these tests to make it easier for staff.
Test to Stay Policy for Children – this policy is put in place as a research-backed method to help keep kids in school while also keeping our community safe.
Following a direct exposure, a child must quarantine for 5 days. A child can test on the 5th day and return on the 6th and 7th day with Rapid Tests every morning. We will help provide these rapid tests if families don’t have them.
Sibling of a direct exposure does not need to isolate unless showing symptoms. If sibling is in same household as a positive child or household member must isolate for full 10 days since siblings this age typically cannot isolate from each other in the same house.
Children who have tested positive for Covid in the last 90 days do not need to isolate from a direct exposure- unless experiencing symptoms.
If a child has a fever over 100 degrees, child must go home but can return with a rapid or PCR test if having multiple symptoms.
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