Temple Beth Ami COVID Protocols

In consideration of Montgomery County’s new regulations as of November 20, 2021, and current CDC guidelines, Temple Beth Ami is enacting the following COVID protocols effective Friday, November 19, 2021:
 
  • In alignment with MCPS (Machane TBA) and Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care licensing regulations (Gan Ami):
    • Gan Ami will continue to require masks at all times for teachers and students. During school hours, Gan Ami parents remain unable to enter the preschool portion of the building. Anyone entering the Temple during Gan Ami school hours must remain masked in common areas of the building.
    • Machane TBA will continue to require masks at all times for teachers and students. Other than teachers and students, no one else may enter the Temple during Machane TBA hours since the school uses the entire building during school hours.,
  • For all others entering the Temple, masks are required at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will only provide “Go-Neg” treats following Shabbat evening services. There will be no food or drinks available for on-site consumption.
  • All worship services will continue to be held in the Sanctuary and will also be live-streamed. Everyone is welcome to join us for services wherever they are most comfortable.
  • For all families celebrating B’nei Mitzvah, the only people in the sanctuary who can remove their masks are the clergy and the B’nei Mitzvah student. Everyone else must remain masked at all times.
  • We will continue to allow our social halls to be rented for celebrations and other events in accordance with County regulations.
In the spirit of pikuach nefesh (saving lives), we encourage all who are eligible to get vaccinated including booster shots.
 
These protocols are subject to change if circumstances warrant doing so. We will communicate any changes, if needed, by email and on this page.
 
Please be safe as the pandemic continues to challenge us all. Thank you for your patience and understanding.