Chabad Hebrew School Covid Guidelines

We offer an In-Person Hebrew School option this year with the utmost care for the health of our children, families, staff, and community. The key to our success in remaining open and reducing the possibility of community spread is our strict adherence to the guidelines outlined here. We carefully adhere to Health Department and government directives and suggestions, and are monitoring the situation as it evolves. Guidelines outlined here are subject to change if circumstances change. All guidelines that apply to students are followed by staff as well.

                                           Coming to School Safely Each Week

· Do not bring your child if anyone in your household exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19! These include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. Of course, even if you bring your child’s symptoms down with medication, do not bring him to school.

· Every Sunday morning, at least 30 minutes prior to school beginning, a parent must verify via electronic survey, that your student’s household has none of the aforementioned symptoms, nor have they come in contact with anyone diagnosed with or suspected of COVID-19. Only students whose parent has verified their health status will be permitted entry into the building. An email with the health screening questions will be sent out each week.

· Everyone must wear face coverings. We suggest that your student come wearing a mask that is comfortable and made of breathable material.

· Students are requested to please enter the building one family at a time, maintaining a 6 foot distance from other people. Parents are requested not to enter the building when dropping off and picking up students.

· Students must pass a thermal screening with a temperature of less than 100° before entering the building.

                                                 Staying Safe in School

· Students’ and teachers’ seating is arranged so that non-family members are distanced from each other.

· Students use hand sanitizer upon arrival to school.

· Activities are outdoors when possible.

· Students are supplied with individually packaged craft supplies when feasible.

· Outside visitors are not allowed in the building.


What Happens if Someone Gets Sick

· If a student is ill or unable to attend class due to COVID-19 exposure (e.g. illness, quarantine, family exposure, etc.) he is welcome to join our Virtual Hebrew School. Please contact our office to make arrangements.

· A student who displays any of the aforementioned symptoms during school will be isolated until picked up.

· If a student comes in direct contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, the student must remain symptom free for 14 days before returning to school.

· If a student or family member has had a fever above 100°, the student or family member must be fever free for at least 24 hours before the student returns to school.

· If a student is diagnosed with COVID-19, the student may return to Hebrew School only after at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms