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The Health and Safety of Our Community

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of the Ohr Kodesh (OKC) community, and communal responsibility is critical to ensuring that safety. It is for this reason that our medical committee has put several policies and procedures in place for all in-person activities. 

OKC’s guiding principle for implementation of programs during the pandemic is “compliance plus.”  This means that OKC will be fully compliant with all regulations that pertain to its programs plus additional measures that should be implemented to further reduce the risk that programs will provide a platform for viral transmission. 

As with all other OKC-sponsored activities that are supported during the pandemic, the viability of activities is predicated on attendees’ acknowledgement of communal responsibility for safety and the obligation to comply with the measures that are set forth in our COVID-19 policies. 

Guidelines for Activities at OKC

If you are experiencing any symptoms or have reason to believe you have been potentially exposed to COVID, please stay home and follow all guidance offered by your doctor and/or the CDC. 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS, as of JUNE 24, 2021

Outdoor Activities (e.g., Outdoor Minyan, outdoor concerts, etc.):

  • There will be no limits on the number of people who can attend.
  • No check-in or temperature checks. 
  • Masking is optional, but strongly encouraged when children under the age of 12 are in attendance. 
  • Hand sanitizer and disposable masks will be available, as needed.

Indoor Activities (including events like the Main Sanctuary Shabbat morning services):

  • The capacity in the Main Sanctuary will be limited to 275 people. 
  • No check-in or temperature checks.
  • Children and adults are able to freely move in and out of the Sanctuary and use the lobby space. 
  • Masks are required for everyone 2 years old and over
  • Each household should sit in a socially distanced manner (There will be signage to assist as people enter the Sanctuary).
  • We will conduct services as normal, except for modified Torah Hakafot (taking the Torah around the Sanctuary). 

Shabbat Morning Kids’ Group Programming:

  • Kids from either the Indoor Service or Outdoor Service can attend together.
  • There will be no maximum size of groups.
  • Advanced sign up is mandatory for attendance.
  • Activities will be held in the Social Hall. 
  • Groups will be led by individuals who are vaccinated.
  • Everyone present must be masked.

Kiddush

  • Will be held outdoors and combined for the Indoor and Outdoor Services. 
  • Masks are strongly encouraged, except when eating or drinking. 
Wed, September 22 2021 16 Tishrei 5782