FJCC COVID-19 Policy

The Covid Taskforce, with endorsement by the Executive Board, established the following FJCC Covid policy based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of New Jersey. As the situation evolves, the Task Force will reassess these guidelines. 

Masks: 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now designates Hunterdon County as “red status,” meaning an area of high transmission. Therefore, until further notice, masks are required for all fully vaccinated individuals in the sanctuary and social hall.  Masking in offices is at the discretion of the office holder.

Vaccines:

Only fully vaccinated individuals 5 years and older may attend and participate in services and other activities (oneg, kiddush, indoor Center Series events). Vaccine booster shots are not required, but recommended.

Children younger than 5 may attend all synagogue events but must be masked (children under 2 are exempt from masking).

Non-vaccinated individuals may participate in special events such as bar/bat mitzvahs, other life-cycle events, and some holiday events; non-vaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks in all public areas for these events.  The office will publicize those events at which non-vaccinated individuals may attend so congregants can choose whether to attend in person.

Hebrew School and Nursery School will publish their own policies.

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