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OSTNS Reopening

Update as of 10/13/2021:

Beginning on October 23, 2021, Shabbat morning davening will return inside with the following protocols in effect during this phase of re-opening:

- All attendees over 2 years-old must be masked, except for a vaccinated baal tefillah (prayer leader), baal koreh (Torah or haftarah reader), or darshan/darshanit who is actively speaking or chanting.
- Maximum capacity in the main shul is 225 people, including numbers of unvaccinated children.  We will be required to enforce this limit to ensure the community’s safety. 
- Family units should remain together in shul, and distanced from other family units. 
- Attendees may not consume food while in shul, or engage in other activities requiring removal of their masks. 
- The above standards will apply to private s'machot held in shul as well.  

For outdoor services, the protocols are as follows:  
- Seats in the tent are set up to allow maximum participation per public health guidelines.
- Masking is required for those who are unvaccinated. Masking is optional for those who are vaccinated. Parents attending tot shabbat should wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
- Unvaccinated children who will participate in tefillah are invited to sit with their parents and must be masked at all times while under the tent.


Registration: It is no longer necessary to register for services in advance. In the unlikely event there is a case of Covid in our community of someone who has attended services, we believe that there is a robust communication network/list serves that will enable us to get the word out and alert people.

We will continue to provide Zoom access to all non-Shabbat services. If you have any comments or questions about the task force or reopening plan more generally, please email reopening@ostns.org.

To access the OSTNS Virtual Community on Zoom, please click below:
 

Thu, December 2 2021 28 Kislev 5782