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Health and Well-being Protocols

Updated September 1, 2022– 5 Elul 5782 

**Recent Additions**

 

** High Holidays **

High Holidays are a unique time in our community.  We will be in a different space, and there will be many more of us attending in person than there would be if we were in our CBH building.  To protect folks in our community who are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID, our masking protocols for High Holidays services are different from our usual protocols.

For all High Holidays 5783/2022 services held at St. Bart's, if Dekalb County's COVID Community Level is:

  • Low: Masking is optional for all.
  • Medium: Everyone should wear a mask while seated or standing in the pews. If you are speaking or singing from the bimah or the choir loft, you may choose to unmask while you speak or sing.  When chorus members surround the congregation to sing, they will mask.
  • High: Same as Medium, with additional masking required for chorus and leaders.

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  • CBH is modifying our COVID-19 protocols in accordance with CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels, which are based on county-level data.  We will adjust our practices based on the Community Level for DeKalb County. 

  • All modifications to the CBH COVID-19 protocols are in keeping with the underlying principles outlined in the Brit Briyut.

    • We affirm our obligation to:

      • Protect one another by promoting public health policy and encouraging vaccination 

      • Act responsibly for our own well-being and that of our fellow congregants, guests, and staff

      • Ensure that connection and participation are accessible to members of our community who are not able to join in-person

  • CBH staff will check the CDC website for the COVID-19 Community Level each Thursday evening, when the CDC updates. **Any increase in transmission level will be immediately communicated and protocols implemented for the next day’s Shabbat. Any decrease in transmission level protocols will be communicated and implemented the following week’s Shabbat.**

 Attendance In Person

  • Consistent with our Brit Briyut, we continue to emphasize the importance of vaccination and require that all members and guests participating in in-person CBH events be up-to-date on their vaccinations.

  • No one should attend an in-person CBH event if they feel sick or have symptoms of COVID-19.  

  • You should not attend an in-person CBH event if you have had a positive COVID-19 test during the 5 days before the event. If your symptoms go away, you may attend in-person CBH events on days 6-10 but must wear a mask. 

  • **If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you must wear a mask at CBH in-person events for 10 days following the date of your exposure. In addition, test on day 6 and isolate immediately if you test positive.**

  • **CBH will continue to look for opportunities to gather outside, when consuming food and drink, as much as possible.**  

  • Indoor events will include options for virtual participation to the greatest extent possible.

When the CDC COVID-19 Community Level for DeKalb County is low or medium:

  • Masks are optional at all CBH in-person events, including the Community School.

  • There are no restrictions on eating, drinking, or singing when community levels are low or medium. 

  • There are no capacity limits for indoor or outdoor events when community levels are low or medium.

  • CBH will maintain ventilation improvements, including regularly replacing high filtration filters and running the HVAC system whenever the building is occupied.

  • **For Medium Community Level, ventilation will be increased by opening at least one window and use of a fan.**

  • For Medium Community Level, people at high risk are encouraged to talk with their health care providers about possible extra precautions they may want to take.

When the CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Dekalb County is high:

  • Masks are required for all attendees at all indoor CBH events.  

  • **Ventilation will be increased by opening at least one window and use of a fan. We will also move gatherings outside when feasible.**  

  • Singing will be allowed, with masks.

  • Eating and drinking will take place outside, not inside.

  • **Attendance at CBH indoor events will be capped to avoid overcrowding.**

 If after attending a CBH gathering, you begin to exhibit COVID symptoms, please take a test. If you test positive within 48 hrs within being at CBH, please email execdirector@cbhatlanta.org or call/text 404-239-2695.

Tue, September 27 2022 2 Tishrei 5783