Covid Update

Important Update to Beth El Synagogue’s COVID-19 Mask Mandate

As you may be aware, on Friday, February 25, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new COVID-19 guidance on when residents should consider wearing masks to protect themselves against COVID-19. A “COVID-19 Community Levels” tool was released to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on current data and metrics. Currently, Mercer County is in the green, or low risk category; the CDC advises that residents in low risk areas may go indoors without masks. As such, effective Friday, March 4th, 2022, Beth El Synagogue, including the Beth El Religious School, will be mask optional regardless of vaccination status. The Reopening Task Force will continue to monitor the area’s risk level and modify prevention strategies on an as needed basis. Regardless of community risk level, should you be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19, or are COVID-19 positive, we kindly request that you do not enter the synagogue. Further communications will be forthcoming in the coming days regarding additional modifications to both Beth El’s and the Religious School’s COVID-19 policies and procedures. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of the Reopening Task Force members with any questions or concerns: Brian Albert, Shari Benson, Skip Berman, Murray Brenman, Rabbi Jay Kornsgold, Rabbi Matthew Nover, Nicole Ostrowsky-Fabisch, or Shari Sabath. Wishing everyone continued good health