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Youth Education COVID-19 Policies

Updated 9/14/22

Throughout the pandemic, our COVID-19 policies have been grounded in Jewish values and scientific data. As the situation continues to evolve, we will continue to update the policies below, as needed, and communicate them to you.

As of September 14, we will implement the following policies in our Youth Education Programs:

Vaccination

Vaccination remains the best and most effective tool in preventing COVID-19 and lessening symptoms associated with infection. In Beth Am’s Youth Education Programs, all staff, teachers, and madrichim are vaccinated. All students age 5 and older should be vaccinated, and Beth Am encourages eligible children under the age of 5 to get vaccinated. 

Masking

The CDPH strongly recommends that all individuals wear an appropriate face covering in indoor public settings. In our Youth Education Programs, we encourage masking indoors, particularly in more crowded indoor spaces such as our sanctuary during t’filah.

Staying Home When Sick or Symptomatic

We ask that our families and teachers be prudent in screening for symptoms. If anyone in your household experiences any new or unexplained symptoms that may be related to COVID-19, please remain at home. 

Exposure and Return to Campus

In case of positive test or close contact exposure, we will refer to this Decision Tree from the Santa Clara Department of Public Health's guidance for TK-12 and Childcare.

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