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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 :-)
  • In alignment with our masking policy, food & beverage consumption should not take place inside of our building during school/programs/events unless otherwise noted.  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, during Shul School on Sundays in addition to family-centered programming when there are children under the age of 5 in attendance.


Please see links below for guidelines from the CDC on quarantining and testing.

When to Quarantine and When to Isolate

Covid Testing in Montgomery County

How to Order Free Tests

Mon, May 23 2022 22 Iyyar 5782