Covid-19 Updates

Covid-19 Updates

New NSS Beth El COVID-19 Guidelines for Activities and Religious Services – Shared on March 9, 2022

After consultation with our Medical Task Force, Beth El will adopt a “mask optional” policy beginning Friday, March 11, allowing members and guests to exercise their own discretion when it comes to wearing masks. For everyone’s health and safety, Beth El delayed making this decision until after the State had removed its mask mandate in order to monitor the positivity rates and ensure they didn’t rise as a result of unmasking. Fortunately, the positivity rates have remained low.

For the health and safety of our Steinberg Pre-School children, who have not yet been vaccinated, the Medical Task Force recommends continuing the mask mandate for children, staff and caregivers while inside the school wing during Pre-School hours, until Monday, April 4.  Our Medical Task Force made the decision to delay removing the mask mandate in the pre-school based upon recent recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Click here to read the AAP’s recommendations. 

The Cohen Religious School will be mask optional beginning Tuesday, March 15.

We remind everyone that Beth El is a diverse community, with a variety of views on masking. It is our hope that our community will remain respectful to differences of opinion and practice within the bounds of what is allowed by our task force and be kind to each other as we continue to navigate this challenging pandemic.

As a Health Precaution:

We continue to ask that you do not come to Beth El if you have experienced any of the following symptoms over the past 72 hours:

  • High Fever of 100.4 degrees or greater
  • New or worsening cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Loss of taste or smell within the past 14 days
  • Muscle pain
  • Vomiting or diarrhea

Office Hours

  • The main business office is open from 8 am- 3 pm on Monday, Thursday & Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.   Please call to make an appointment before coming, as many of our staff and clergy may have irregular hours.

Thank you for your cooperation as we navigate the challenges of this pandemic.