CRC Reopening Plan and COVID Safety Protocols

Central Reform Congregation is a fully COVID -19 vaccinated campus.

We are in Phase 4 of our COVID Phase Reopening plan as of January 1, 2022.

Any of these plans may change based on the status of the pandemic, CDC Recommendations, and the opinions of the Task Force

Note: Individuals participating in any of the below events must have had:

  • No COVID-related symptoms in last 24 hours
  • No COVID-positive test in last 14 days
  • No close contact (less than 6 feet apart for more than 15 minutes or unmasked at close range) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days

Indoor Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Hybrid, unless otherwise noted here.

  • Welcomed: Vaccinated People
  • No Limit on attendance
  • No reservations requested
  • Distancing Requirements: participants are permitted to distance themselves
  • Masking Requirements: Masks required for everyone in attendance
  • Proof of Vaccination Requirements: Required to be shown upon entering the building
  • Food and Beverage permitted as approved by temple leadership

Family Shabbat

In person only, not streamed unless otherwise noted here.

  • Welcomed: Vaccinated and Unvaccinated People under 12 years of age 
  • No Limit on attendance
  • No reservations requested
  • Distancing Requirements: participants are permitted to distance themselves
  • Masking Requirements: Masks required for everyone in attendance
  • Proof of Vaccination Requirements: Required to be shown upon entering the building for those who are able to be vaccinated (children under 12 omitted)
  • Food and Beverage not permitted due to number of unvaccinated children

Indoor Shabbat Morning Services

Hybrid, unless otherwise noted here.

  • No Limit on attendance
  • No reservations requested
  • Distancing Requirements: participants are permitted to distance themselves
  • Masking Requirements: Masks required for everyone in attendance 
  • Proof of Vaccination Requirements: Required to be shown upon entering the building for those who are able to be vaccinated (children under 12 omitted)
  • Food and Beverage permitted

Lifecycle Events

  • Welcomed: Vaccinated People Only special dispensation for unvaccinated siblings of B’nai Mitzvot
  • No Limit on attendance
  • Distancing Requirements: participants are permitted to distance themselves
  • Proof of Vaccination Requirements: Required to be shown upon entering the building for those who are able to be vaccinated (children under 12 omitted)
  • Masking Requirements: Masks required for everyone in attendance
  • Communal eating and drinking not permitted.
  • Event vendors contracted by those hosting in the building must follow all CRC protocols (vaccinated, masks, no food).

Small Groups

  • Adult Education, including but not limited to Torah Study, University Series, Hebrew Class, and Rabbi Seminars can be virtual, in person, or hybrid
  • Staff, Board, and Chavurah Meetings can be virtual, in person, or hybrid
  • Challah bakers are permitted to use the CRC kitchen and bake Challah to sell. All bakers must wash hands thoroughly and wear gloves and masks for the duration of their time in the kitchen and remain in the kitchen rather than circulating in the building. Bakers must be masked and vaccinated in accordance with broader CRC policy.

Office Operations

  • All Staff members of CRC should be fully vaccinated including ongoing booster shots when eligible.
  • All individuals in the building should go through COVID screening daily when entering the building.
  • Masks should be worn at all times by employees with office exceptions and restrictions: 
    • It’s ok for individuals to be unmasked when they are working in their individual office space alone with the door closed. 
    • While outside of individual offices, all individuals should wear masks and maintain 6 feet of distance. 
  • Individual Meetings for staff, vendors, and Rabbis are permitted.
    • Anyone unvaccinated (this primarily includes young children who are not eligible) should wear a face covering and maintain 6 ft physical distance. 
    • Outdoor spaces available for meetings
    • For staff hosting meetings on CRC’s Campus its recommended that they use the following process when setting a meeting:
      • Ask if the person is vaccinated so you may proceed accordingly
      • Plan to meet the person at the door at your appointment time to greet and direct them to the COVID screening tool 
      • Escort the person to the room where the meeting will take place and back to the front door when the meeting concludes

This page was last updated January 14th, 2022 at 12:34pm by Autumn Dennis.