Medical Guidelines

Medical Guidelines

We stand ready to act on any recommendations by the CDC, local authorities or the Lake County Health Department and the Task Force.  

The following recommendations can help us maintain a healthy community and should be practiced wherever you go: 

  • The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid large gatherings and practice social distancing. 
  • Our medical advisors recommend that adults over 80 and people who have chronic medical conditions including those who are immunosuppressed, or those with heart disease, diabetes and lung disease should completely avoid public spaces.
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home, especially if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms. COVID-19’s most common symptoms include, fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have had a fever, please make sure that you are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of a fever reducing medication before entering any building.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing and use hand sanitizer or wash your hands after touching your face, nose or mouth. 
  • Refrain from hugging, kissing and even handshaking during this season. Instead, we hope that you will consider using words to express that you are glad to see each other or use other gestures such as an “elbow tap.” 
  • If you are planning to travel over the upcoming spring break season, please make sure to familiarize yourself about the areas where infection rates are high.  
  •  Important information: COVID-19 hotline: 1-800-889-3931

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and communicate with you as new information becomes available from local, state and national authorities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Executive Director Jeff Baden at 847-432-8970 or

This is a time when we will have to come together in different ways, asserting the bonds of community that are so precious. Please make sure to continue to connect with those who are isolated in safe ways and to make extra efforts to assert our loving and caring for one another during what may be a challenging time for members of our community. Our clergy stand by ready to support anyone in need and are only a phone call away. This is a moment that may be stressful for many. However, it is also a moment for us to remember that we are a strong, compassionate and sacred community who always cares for one another. 

As our tradition teaches, “Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh Bazeh — All of Israel Are Responsible for One Another.” 

We appreciate your understanding during these unusual times.
Rabbi Michael Schwab
Jeff Baden, Executive Director
Ron Goldberg, President