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Covid-19 Protocols

Washington Square Minyan Current Policies and Plans (updated Nov. 23, 2021, subject to change):

1) VACCINES: All adults must be fully vaccinated and symptom-free to attend ("fully vaccinated" means two weeks or more past completion of a COVID vaccine inoculation protocol, either a second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the J&J vaccine). We strongly recommend boosters to those eligible as well. If you have a medical concern regarding your vaccination status that may need special accommodation, kindly feel free to reach out via the contact us section of the website to discuss it.

2) MASKS: All attendees 2 and up will wear masks indoors.

3) CHILDREN: We encourage all eligible children to be vaccinated when they are able. Unvaccinated, symptom-free children are welcome. Children may join their adult parents at davening if they can reliably stay with their parents. Children 2 and up must wear masks indoors. Snacks should be eaten outside of the davening space.

4) SOCIAL DISTANCING: Distancing is difficult in our tefillah space, but between vaccination and masking we feel confident in our mitigation measures. Individuals who prefer to distance are welcome to set up chairs in the back of the room or wherever they feel most comfortable.

5) AIR EXCHANGE: The HVAC system has been set for maximal air exchanges. We will also have a HEPA filter in both adult and children's davening.  

6) CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING: Babysitting (with fully vaccinated, symptom-free babysitters) will be from 9:15-10:30,  Tefillat Yeladim 10:30-11. There will be two tracks ages 18 months-Pre-K in one track in the chapel and grades K-6 in a second track in the music room.

7) SINGING by the kahal? Yes please!

8) KIDDUSH: We are planning on outdoor kiddush! Masks may be removed outdoors while eating. 

9) SIGNUPS: WSM members do not need to sign up in advance.  Guests and non-members should sign up HERE. Deadline for each Shabbat is Friday at noon. 


Sun, November 28 2021 24 Kislev 5782