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Rules for In-Person Gatherings

Please respect requests made by volunteers, staff and clergy to ensure compliance to these rules. 

Topic

Procedures

Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability

A waiver must be completed prior to attending any in-person event or service. Verification of completion will be checked each time you attend a service or event. 

Masks

Children 2 and under are exempt. Masks are optional for those fully vaccinated. If you are or over age 2 and partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, masks are required in the building. Masks must cover both nose and mouth.

Requiring Temperature Checks

No on-site temperature checks. Take your temperature before coming to the building. If you have a fever of 100.0, stay home.

Social Distancing Requirements

If you are fully vaccinated, you have the option to social distance, if you are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, please social distance. Follow any indicated traffic flow directions.

Using Restrooms

All restrooms, including multi-stall restrooms, will be used as single use. Only one person at a time will be allowed.

Daily Cleaning

Regular cleaning will occur.

Same Day Reuse of a Space

Discouraged

Communal Singing

Since singing is known as a "super spreader" of germs, if you'd like to sing, please do so at a soft volume.

Attendance/Contact Tracing

All temple events and services require consent to an Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability via a checkbox on the event or service reservation form.

Volunteers for Shabbat Services

Volunteers will serve three roles at services. (1) manage traffic into building (2) check in congregants (3) usher guest in/out sanctuary.

We will not hold in-person services without these volunteers in place (will cancel and hold service virtually).

Food/Oneg

No food inside the building; no oneg

Service Length

Shabbat service length 45 – 60 minutes. B’nai Mitzvah service length no longer than 90 minutes. Building will be open 20 minutes prior to service start time. Guests will exit immediately after service.

Kippot/Tallit

Not provided

Accommodation for non-members

Please contact the office if you would like to request a reservation for an in-person event at (512) 735-8900

 

Before Your Visit

  • Advance registration for all in-person Temple Beth Shalom events is required, so we can appropriately prepare for your visit. It is highly recommended that you register as early as possible for in-person Shabbat services as seating is limited. (click here for shabbat seating request form)

  • For the health and safety of all our community, if you feel sick, stay home and get well.

  • Non-members will not be admitted without advance registration.

 

During Your Visit

All Temple Beth Shalom services and events require advance reservation.

  • Face masks - children 2 and under are exempt. Masks are optional for those fully vaccinated. If you are or over age 2 and partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, masks are required in the building. Masks must cover both nose and mouth.
  • Always maintain 6 feet when social distancing from other pods.
  • All temple rules for gatherings must be followed.

Rules and Procedures for Shabbat Services

  • In-person services may be canceled if volunteers cannot be arranged prior to the service. Temple Beth Shalom will continue to offer livestreamed services regardless of whether an in-person service takes place.
  • Doors will open approximately 15 minutes prior to start of services. Volunteers will allow one pod (small group of people with whom you share air without masks) in at a time for check-in and seating to allow for social distancing.
  • Observe one way in/one way out guidance for the building.
  • No food or beverage are allowed inside the building. Onegs will not occur.
  • Restrooms will be limited to one person at a time even in multi-stall bathrooms.
  • If you want to wear a kippah or tallit, you must bring your own.
  • Since singing is known as a "super spreader" of germs, if you'd like to sing, please do so at a soft volume.
  • At the conclusion of the service, a volunteer will usher each seating section out of the sanctuary.

After Your Visit

While we hope that our precautions will diminish any potential spread of COVID-19, if you or a member of your pod becomes ill with COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 within 7 days after attending a Temple Beth Shalom gathering, we respectfully ask that you report this information to our Executive Director, Patti Bridwell as soon as possible. Please provide information of the gathering you attended. When the temple is notified of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case in someone who has been at one of our gatherings, Austin Public Health Department will be notified. Any contact tracing, notifications, or other recommendations made by the Health Department will be handled by the temple according.


 

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