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COVID safety policies

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Updated as of 07/26/23:

When the CDC risk level for Queens is low or medium: 

  • Indoors: masking is optional but encouraged

  • Indoors: we will no longer be requiring same-day rapid testing

  • Outdoors: masking is always optional

  • Please do not attend with COVID symptoms

  • If you have not had COVID for the last 6 months and are eligible for a booster, please get your COVID booster and all other vaccinations

  • For Malkhut Mishpacha and other events in community members’ homes, there may be additional COVID measures which will be communicated on the specific event’s registration form.


When the CDC risk level for Queens is high, we will reinstate the following safety measures:

  • Indoors: masking is required for adults and children above the age of 2

  • Outdoors: masking is always optional

  • Children too young to be in the children’s program and potentially too young to wear masks (below 2) are permitted to be in services with their parents

  • The Rabbi may be unmasked as necessary but will have been tested on the day of services

  • We will not be checking vaccination status, your attestation when you sign in will be sufficient.

  • Please do not attend with COVID symptoms. 

  • For some events with indoor meals, we may require you to take a same-day rapid test prior to your arrival. Please follow instructions in communications from specific events. 

 By registering for an event you attest that:

  • If you are above the age of 5, you are fully vaccinated*.

  • You have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 5 days, and if you are between days 6 and 10, you have had 2 negative antigen tests 48 hours apart and you will mask.

  • If you've been exposed to a COVID+ individual within the last 5 days, please have a negative antigen test the day of the event. 

  • If you’ve had an exposure in the last 5-10 days, please have a negative antigen or PCR on or after day 5 after exposure.

  • You will not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms such as fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, loss of taste/smell, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea. 

  • You will follow directions from Malkhut staff and designated volunteers regarding masking, physical distancing, and other COVID mitigation procedures.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days after attending in person, you will email us to let us know.

* Full vaccination: for people 12 and up means that you have had both doses of your primary vaccine series AND have been boosted if it has been more than 9 months since the last dose in your primary series/most recent infection. For children 5 to 11, full vaccination means you have had both doses of your primary series. We will not be requiring proof of the booster as we are unable to track prior infections. We strongly encourage, but do not yet require, an updated booster (adults) or an initial booster (children 5 to 11) if you have passed 6 months since your most recent booster/infection (adults) or second dose in your primary series (children 5 to 11). 

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