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COVID Policy

The Jewish value of pikuach nefesh, saving a life, states that each individual should do whatever they can to make the world around them safer.  Darchei Noam’s COVID taskforce has created the following policy & procedures keeping this in mind.  They are also following the guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Montgomery County Department of Health.  

  • If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms do not attend in-person programs.  These symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever, cough, nausea, vomiting, body aches, and similar symptoms.
  • Handwashing for 20 seconds with soap and warm water (or using hand sanitizer with more than 60% alcohol) remains a staple in preventing the spread of disease and viruses.
  • Hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the building at Darchei Noam.  We ask that members & visitors sanitize their hands upon entry into the building, before going up to the bimah, and before handling or eating food.
  • All events at Darchei Noam will require advance registration.  
  • If you take a kippah from Darchei Noam you do not need to return it :-) 
  • Darchei Noam will allow for up to one hundred twenty five (125) people for indoor events which is approx 65% of full occupancy. This occupancy number will be re-evaluated as case numbers, data, and recommendations from local, state and federal guidelines change. 
  • In alignment with our masking policy, food & beverage consumption should not take place inside of our building during school/programs/events.  Any food being served outside our building  will either be individually packaged OR there will be designated staff/volunteers (masked & gloved) serving the food.  

In accordance with guidance from the Montgomery County Department of Health, we recommend masking, regardless of vaccine status, anytime you are unable to maintain a six foot distance from those outside of your household.
We are currently asking members and visitors to wear a mask while inside of Darchei Noam, regardless of vaccine status.

Fri, December 3 2021 29 Kislev 5782