Aug. 31, 2020

The Medical Advisory Committee Guidelines for Closure and Reopening

TBE is currently closed. Admission to the shul is for paid staff and otherwise by appointment only. Appointments can be made online via the website or by phone. Once entering the building, one must wear a face mask and practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Members should not gather indoors for any reason.

Reopening the Shul for services and Minyan: We do not believe the Shul should be opened until the average daily new case load is down to 3 per 100,000 per day. We would like to see the 7 day average down to about 175 new cases per day for the State. Gratefully, we are down from a high of approximately 2,000 cases per day to a current level around 700. The other indicator we are looking for is a case positivity rate of 2%. We are currently at around 8% after peaking at around 18%.

We do not distinguish between outdoor or indoor services for the purposes of reopening. We do not want to open prematurely, and we must be prepared to re-close the Shul if new cases or the testing positivity rate rebounds after opening.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Abe Schuster
Dr. Billy Lapidus
Dr. Stuart Royal
Dr. Jimmy Krell