Kehilla’s COVID-19 health protocols are created with the guidance of Kehilla’s Public Health and Safety Task Force, Kehilla staff, and our public health advisor Dr. Ori Tzvieli, the Public Health Director of Contra Costa County. You can read the full text of the new guidelines, released December 1st, 2022, at the PDF link below.

Important highlights include:

  • Stay home if you are experiencing ANY symptoms of potentially contagious illness and instead access Kehilla events that are available virtually. This is regardless of your vaccination status or even if you have received a negative COVID test result.
  • Wear an N95, KN95, KF94 or comparable mask for all indoor meetings or gatherings at Kehilla unless you are in a designated eating area. Those under age 12 or medically unable to wear an N95/KN95/KF94 mask may wear any well-fitting mask – double masking with a surgical mask and cloth mask is strongly recommended.
  • While we will no longer check vaccination status, we ask that people who choose to attend Kehilla events in-person stay current on all COVID vaccines and boosters. We have learned from experience that almost everyone who has come to Kehilla in the past year is now vaccinated. We also know that vaccination itself is not a strong shield against catching or transmitting COVID.
  • We STRONGLY encourage everyone to take a rapid antigen test before coming to Kehilla, particularly when attending a Shabbat service or larger event (over 50 people) or if you plan to eat indoors.

December 2022: Covid Public Health Protocols
[Updated December 1, 2022]