We have set the following guidelines in consultation with our medical advisory team and Board. Developed for the safety of all, these guidelines may evolve over time.
COVID Vaccination and Mask Policy Effective September 1, 2022
CRS continues to require up-to-date vaccination for entry into our building for everyone ages 5 and up. Up-to-date vaccination status is determined by the number of doses and boosters recommended for eligible individuals by the Centers for Disease Control, you can check your requirements on their website.
At some large events, including the High Holy Days, we will check for proof of vaccination. We will inform you as you register for those events if you need to bring your vaccination card/proof of vaccination.
Wearing masks indoors continues to be strongly recommended by our medical advisory team for everyone ages 2 and up.
If you are feeling sick or have an active illness, please do not attend.
Beginning Friday, March 18, CRS will become mask-optional for all worship and programming for attendees 5 years old and older. This is in line with New York City’s health guidelines as announced by Mayor Adams, and follows guidance from our medical advisory team. Anyone who prefers to wear a mask in our building is encouraged to do so.
We continue to prioritize the health and well-being of the community and are making this change with the following in mind:
Choosing whether to wear a mask is an individual choice. We recognize that congregants may have mixed emotions, with some people being eager to remove masks, and some people feeling more cautious or facing certain health realities. As an inclusive community, we ask that you respect your fellow congregant’s individual choices.
We want to ensure a healthy and happy return to our beloved Temple building for our CRS community – our congregants, staff, students, teachers, and clergy. With input from engineers and HVAC professionals, we made modifications and improvements with enhanced safety measures that include the following:
In addition, we are following rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocols throughout the building. We utilize electrostatic sprayers with a combination of sodium hydroxide for cleaning and hypochlorous acid for disinfecting. Hand sanitizer dispensers, toilet covers, and signage encouraging hand washing are posted throughout the building.