AKSE COVID Safety Policy

Effective January 1, 2023

1) Voluntary Wearing of Face Masks
2) Vaccination Requirement

At the November 8, 2022 Board of Governors meeting, the Board received updated advice from the AKSE Health Committee (Alan Goldberg, Chair) about COVID safety  during congregational services and gatherings. The following safety protocols were ratified, to take effect January 1, 2023:

Mask Policy

Wearing of face masks during in-person indoor synagogue gatherings  is recommended, but not required.

Vaccination Policy

Congregants and other attendees must have received a COVID  vaccine/booster within the 12 months preceding an event to attend in person indoor synagogue gatherings.

Compliance with this policy is the responsibility of each attendee. We no longer require submission of proof of vaccination.

As before, individual requests for exemptions from the COVID safety rules maybe submitted for consideration to the Health Committee at least three weeks in advance of the event.

Of course, if you are sick or test positive for COVID, you should avoid being around other people. Consult your physician for guidance on isolation and masking.