COVID-19 Guidelines

Current COVID-19 Status

Based on current case counts, we are currently in the LOW zone.
Masking is optional at all indoor services and events, as well as outdoors.
Indoor onegs are currently permitted.

Non-members must register and provide proof of vaccination to attend in-person events.

Review the complete COVID-19 protocols at templebethor.org/covid

COVID protocols and procedures will be updated as circumstances evolve. Below, please find the current guidelines for participating in in-person services and activities, religious school, and youth group activities. Also note the protocols for notification in the event of a positive COVID test. Thank you for doing your part to help keep our community safe!


Please submit updates using the Vaccine Reporting Form as your family members receive vaccinations or boosters so our office records remain up-to-date.

Religious School

Religious School protocols will generally align with TBO guidelines including masking requirements dependent on the Snohomish Health Distric metric. Booster requirements for Religious School have also been suspended.

COVID-19 Decision Metric (CDC/Snohomish Health District)

Our metrics have been updated! The Combined COVID-19 Task Force will now be using the updated CDC guidelines recently adopted by the Snohomish Health District. Local data is shared weekly on Mondays on the Snohomish Health District website. The latest guidelines from the CDC use a metric of 200 new cases/100,000 population per week and hospitalization rates.

Vaccination

Summary of vaccination requirements as of September 2022, by age group. 0-6 months, No vaccine currently available; 6 months - 5 years, vaccine series must be started by 9/25/2022; ages 5+, Must be fully vaccinated to attend any in-person event

Notification Protocols

Anyone who has attended a TBO service/event, visited the building or has been visited for a pastoral appointment and tests positive for COVID-19 within 5 days of the interaction should notify the President,Rabbi, or Office Administrator immediately by text or phone call.  The President, Rabbi, and Office Administrator will work together using contact tracing log sheets, registration information and/or other attendance records to identify who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

If the number of potentially affected individuals is 5 or less, the President (or their designee) will contact these families by phone and provide as much information as possible which could include the date of testing results, date of onset of symptoms, etc.  The identity of the person who has tested positive will not be shared unless they have expressly given permission to do so.

If the number of potentially affected individuals is more than 5 an email will be sent to all of those who may have been exposed.  The email will provide as much information as possible, which could include date of testing results, date of onset of symptoms, etc.  The identity of the person who has tested positive will not be shared unless they have expressly given permission to do so.  The email will also ask that the recipient immediately reply to the sender confirming that they have received and read the email.  There will be follow up communication with anyone who does not confirm receipt of the email by the next day.