COVID-19 POLICY UPDATE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
As everybody has seen, we enclosed an addendum to the recent mailing you received concerning tickets and schedules for the upcoming High Holy Days explaining the COVID-19 policy at Temple Beth Am.
At Temple Beth Am we have been adhering to CDC guidelines throughout the pandemic. As you all know by now the latest news on the delta variant is not good. Positivity rates are up sharply mostly among the non-vaccinated population. The delta variant is very highly transmissible.
The CDC is now recommending that everyone, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated, wear masks indoors with "substantial" or high "transmission" rates. Nassau, Suffolk and NYC, with the exception of Staten Island which is rated "high", are all rated "substantial".
Based on these facts, we are adopting the latest guidelines from CDC which is for everyone to wear a mask at all times while in the temple until further notice. All other policies as stated in the addendum you received stay in effect as written. This only affects mask wearing.
Thank you all for your cooperation
Jeff & Lori