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COVID-19 Protocols

Updated as of 7/29/2021

In accordance with the current New York State regulations and with guidance from Darkhei Noam's Planning Committee, we are pleased to announce the following changes to our Shabbat protocols:

  • Bring your own siddur, chumash, tallit, and kippah.
  • It is no longer necessary to register to attend indoor Shacharit at MCS. Although you do not need to register to attend, please email Jordana if you would like to be included in contact tracing.
  • Masks are required at indoor events for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. Masks remain optional at outdoor gatherings.
  • There will be a section on either side of the mehitza for those who wish to maintain 6-ft social distance and a section for vaccinated individuals who are comfortable sitting closer to other community members. Per CDC guidelines, unvaccinated individuals are asked to continue sitting in the section that maintains distancing.  
  • Children are welcome if they can remain masked and stay near a parent at all times.
  • Currently, assuming that state and city positivity and infection rates continue to be low, we plan on moving back indoors at the start of August, particularly in preparation for the Yamim Noraim. In the meantime, we will treat days when the heat becomes a factor that would limit people‚Äôs readiness and ability to daven outdoors much like rain days. Effectively, if the outside temperature is over 85 degrees, we will remain indoors for the entirety of Shabbat services. 

We will, of course, continue to consult with the Planning Committee and accordingly update our policies to reflect the current science, state regulations and the needs of our community.

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