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COVID Resources

NTS COVID-19 Policy (updated 7.11.2022)
  • THE BASICS
    -- MASKING: We are currently a mask-optional shul but are requiring anyone with cold-like symptoms (and/or a known exposure – see below) to mask.
    -- SOCIAL DISTANCING: We are not currently requiring any social distancing.
    -- COMMON SENSE: Please use common sense. If you have any questions, please contact someone on the COVID Committee (exec@newtocoshul.com).
  • POSITIVE COVID TEST:
    -- STAY HOME! If one received a positive COVID test – for any reason – please do not come to shul. See next two items to return:
    -- UP TO DATE ON VACCINATIONS: To return to shul, wait 5 days from positive test (day one being the day after you were tested) plus a negative rapid. Continue masking at shul for another 5 days.
    -- NOT UP TO DATE VACCINATIONS: To return to shul, wait 10 days from positive test (day one being the day after you were tested) plus a negative rapid. Continue masking at shul for another 4 days.
  • EXPOSED TO COVID:
    -- UP TO DATE ON VACCINATIONS: One can continue to come to shul but must mask for 10 days (day one being the day after exposure), monitor for symptoms, and test 4-7 days after exposure.
    -- NOT UP TO DATE VACCINATIONS: Please do not come to shul. To return to shul, wait 10 days from exposure (day one being the day after you were tested), monitor for symptoms, and test 4-7 days after exposure. Continue masking at shul for another 4 days.
  • POLICY ENFORCEMENT AND CHANGES:
    -- ENFORCEMENT: While these policies are on an honor system, the Rabbi or anyone on the COVID Committee reserves the right to ask a specific person or group of people about their COVID status, to wear a mask, to sit/stand in a specific spot, and/or to leave the premises.
    -- POLICY CHANGES: The Rabbi or anyone on the COVID Committee reserves the right to change these policies and/or make temporary/ad hoc changes to address specific needs (e.g. special occasions, infection surges, etc.)
  • COVID VACCINE:
    -- GENERAL: We highly recommend those who attend shul get a US FDA-approved COVID vaccine, if able to receive it, and to continue to follow up with appropriate booster shots. Please consult with your physician before making any health-related decisions.
    -- NO MANDATE: It is not currently mandatory to be fully vaccinated to attend shul.
  • DEFINITIONS:
    -- “SHUL”: This means inside the shul building and/or any shul functions (that might be off-premises).
    -- “UP TO DATE ON VACCINATIONS”: We adopt the CDC’s guidelines, here.
    -- "EXPOSURE" AND "SYMPTOM" DEFINITIONS: We have adopted
    exposure and symptom guidelines defined by the CDC.
NTS COVID Committee


The COVID Committee is made up of the NTS Executive Committee in consultation with Rabbi Seeman. Very simply, we try our best to see what is happening with COVID in the world, US, Georgia, Atlanta, and the greater local Jewish community. With advice and input from healthcare and medical professionals, we make NTS policies we feel will best protect the people who come to NTS. Our policies evolve as the information evolves. The most up-to-date shul policies are all found here on this webpage. For more information, please contact the NTS COVID Committee at: exec@newtocoshul.com.

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