New York State is distributing COVID-19 vaccines in phases based on need and risk. State plans are changing frequently. The links below provide up to the minute information about New York State’s COVID-19 vaccine plan, vaccine eligibility, and vaccine scheduling information.
As per NYS Department of Health recommendations, all unvaccinated international travelers who have not had and recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months are asked to get tested 3-5 days after arrival in NY and self-quarantine for 7 days; after this quarantine period and a negative COVID test, you may attend functions at the temple. If you are unable to be tested after arrival in NY, we ask you to quarantine for 10 days before attending any temple functions. Fully vaccinated international travelers who have not had and recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months are asked to get tested 3-5 days after arrival in NY and wait for a negative result before attending temple functions.
Our clergy are officiating b’nei mitzvah and funerals with guest limits and catering restrictions. CEW stringently adheres to New York State guidelines, and in some cases, has additional restrictions in place for the safety of our community. Capacity guidelines can be viewed here. Of note, in order to keep everyone safe, our least restrictive operating level is currently Yellow.
Ahead of b’nei mitzvah services, ushers are asked to review these guidelines in order to help keep the sanctuary space calm, quiet and safe during the service.