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Revised COVID Protocols (1/15/2022)

 

  • Masks required to enter building due to high local rate of transmission in Loudoun County, following CDC guidance.
  • Streaming option will be available for those unable to attend services in person. 
  • Please follow latest CDC guidelines for quarantine for symptomatic persons and close contacts. We ask that you treat any cold or flu-like symptoms as being a possible COVID case for these purposes, regardless of test results. See https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html for full details.
  • BCRC congregants have done their part by getting vaccinated. Vaccines augmented by boosters continue to offer you a high degree of protection against infection, and if you do get infected they protect against severe illness. Now that vaccines are authorized for children age 5 and over we highly encourage you to make sure they are vaccinated, and that you receive a booster once you are eligible.

Food Service:

  • Food service at public events remains suspended while transmission rates are high and will be re-evaluated when transmission rates improve.
  • Until further notice we will not be serving dinner at class services. For b’nai mitzvah services, if you are planning to serve an oneg, it should be a bagged
  • Food may be served at private rental events in accordance with BCRC rental policies. or packaged ‘to-go’ oneg.

Religious School:

  • Religious school will follow the protocols in effect for the Loudoun County School District including masking.
  • Quarantine: BCRC follows Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) policies for quarantines of students and staff who are identified as 'close contacts'  of an infected person. Click here to see details.
  • For any students currently in a COVID related quarantine at an LCPS school, we will ask that parents keep those children home from BCRC religious school during the time covered by the quarantine.
  • Staff vaccination policy: Consistent with LCPS policy and in the interest of safety for students attending our school who are too young to be vaccinated, all teachers should either be fully vaccinated or should submit a negative COVID test weekly.

Masking guidelines (Updated 1/14/2022):

  • The CDC recommends that you wear the most protective mask you can that fits well and that you will wear consistently.
  • Loosely woven cloth products provide the least protection, layered finely woven products offer more protection, well-fitting disposable surgical masks and KN95s offer even more protection, and well-fitting NIOSH-approved respirators (including N95s) offer the highest level of protection.
  • When choosing a mask, look at how well it fits. Gaps can let air with respiratory droplets leak in and out around the edges of the mask. Gaps can be caused by choosing the wrong size or type of mask and when a mask is worn with facial hair. It is important to check that it fits snugly over your nose, mouth, and chin.

  • For children, an adult mask may not provide proper fit. One alternative is child size surgical masks, available on Amazon or at drug stores.  These can be coupled with a cloth mask. Make sure the mask fits well and is comfortable enough that your  child. won't remove it. Keep in mind: The best mask for a child is one that they keep on the whole time!

  • See https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/types-of-masks.html for current recommendations.

COVID-19 Readiness Resources

Fri, January 21 2022 19 Sh'vat 5782