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NTS COVID-19 Policy (updated 5.28.2021)


THE BASICS:

  • COVID VACCINE:
    -- GENERAL: We highly recommend those who attend our minyanim get a US FDA-approved COVID vaccine if able to receive it. This is not mandatory to attend our minyanim. Please consult with your physician before making any health-related decisions.
    -- ALL OTHER COVID POLICIES: Those who have received the COVID vaccine are still required to follow all other COVID policies.
    -- “FULLY VACCINATED” DEFINITION: This means one is two weeks post final (or only) vaccine dose for a US FDA-approved COVID vaccine.
  • GUESTS / VISITORS / TRAVELERS:
    -- GENERAL: Guests, visitors, and/or recent travelers are welcome!
    -- TZEDAKAH COLLECTORS: Welcome! If any tzedakah collector would like to make a public pitch, please speak to the rabbi (
    rabbi@newtocoshul.com) before doing so. Tzedakah collectors are kindly requested to sit outside on the porch and not to collect inside.
  • CHILDREN:
    -- Children are welcome in shul and follow all other policies.
    -- Children who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask while indoors but can unmask while outdoors.
    -- We hope to bring back children’s activities and groups soon.
  • SHUL PROPERTY AND SHUL FUNCTIONS:
    -- MASKING: Masking is now optional.
    -- SOCIAL DISTANCING: Social distancing is now optional.
    -- BE SMART! While we are relaxing the restrictions, please use common sense. If you are unvaccinated and/or in a high-risk category, please exercise caution.
    -- FINAL SAY: In the interest of everyone's safety, the Rabbi or anyone on the COVID Committee reserves the right to ask anyone to sit on the porch and/or put on a mask.

IF YOU……

  • ...TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID:
    -- SHUL OR SHUL FUNCTIONS: If one received a positive COVID test – for any reason – please do not come to shul or attend shul functions.
    -- INTEGRATING: This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as there are several contributing factors. The NTS COVID Committee will review all individual cases. Please email: 
    exec@newtocoshul.com. We thank you for your cooperation! 
  • ...HAVE SYMPTOMS AND/OR WERE EXPOSED + NOT FULLY VACCINATED:
    -- SHUL OR SHUL FUNCTIONS: If one of these cases applies, please do not come to shul or attend shul functions: (1) You (or anyone living with you) are experiencing any of the COVID symptoms, (2) You have been exposed to someone who has either tested positive for COVID or who is experiencing any of the COVID symptoms, and/or (3) you are awaiting results of a COVID test due to any of the two prior situations.
    -- INTEGRATING: We require a 7-day wait before testing (one can test on day 7), OR a 10-day wait without symptoms, before returning to shul. If you opt for the test, it must be a PCR test and cannot be a "rapid" test.
    -- DEFINITIONS: NTS has adopted
    exposure and symptom guidelines defined by the CDC.
  • ...HAVE SYMPTOMS + FULLY VACCINATED:
    -- SHUL OR SHUL FUNCTIONS: If showing COVID symptoms, even if fully vaccinated, please do not come to shul or attend shul functions.
    -- INTEGRATING: Please wait until symptoms are over before coming to shul or attending shul functions.
  • ...WERE EXPOSED + FULLY VACCINATED:
    -- SHUL OR SHUL FUNCTIONS: There are no further restrictions for anyone is this category. Please be self-aware if you start to experience any symptoms.
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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