COVID Policy for High Holidays 5784

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  1. Kehila Chadasha will adhere to all state and Montgomery County masking and in-person mandates for indoor public gatherings.
  2. For the safety of our community, we strongly recommend the following:
    • that all guests of Kehila High Holidays be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible) to attend all in-person events.
    • testing for COVID-19 and absence of symptoms for 10 days
  3. The Kehila Chadasha High Holidays Committee will monitor CDC COVID Community Risk levels prior to each service using the web site for Maryland and the District of Columbia to determine COVID Status Level.
  4. The following Status Levels will be used to determine our protocol for each High Holidays services:

Level #1 — If Montgomery County or the District of Columbia is at Yellow (Medium) Level or belowas determined by the CovidActNow.Org website, masking will be optional and there will be norestrictions on indoor food service. However, we will designate a section of the Walter Johnson HighSchool auditorium as masking-only for those who choose to wear a mask and prefer to be seatednext to other masked guests. Masking will be recommended but not required in the remainingsections of the auditorium.

Level #2 — If Montgomery County or the District of Columbia are in Orange (High) Level asdetermined by the CovidActNow.Org website, masking would be required except during indoorfood events. Masking, except when actively eating, and social distancing during indoor foodevents, is strongly recommended.