COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR COLUMBIA JEWISH FEDERATION* (Updated 1/1/2022)
A Federation Health Advisory Committee was formed in order to advise the Columbia Jewish Federation (CJF) how to best mitigate the spread of Covid-19 at gatherings and events. In addition to following CDC and DHEC procedures, the CJF has created specific guidelines for Federation events in collaboration with the Federation Health Advisory Committee.
Personal responsibility is encouraged. There is a known inherent risk of Covid transmission and contraction when coming into physical contact with others. Individuals attending Federation-sponsored events take on the risk of possible Covid-19 exposure, despite the safety precautions implemented.
Columbia Jewish Federation Health Advisory Committee
Covid-19 Educational Resources for the Community
Link to January 18th Covid-19 Education Webinar hosted by Beth Shalom Synagogue, Tree of Life Congregation, Chabad of Columbia, Columbia Jewish Federation, and the Katie & Irwin Khan Jewish Community Center: https://youtu.be/TzJyC_bbHDw
Credible information about Covid-19:
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (current rates, testing, and vaccine information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (symptom check, quarantine and isolation, and vaccine information)
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (additional resources for parents and Q&A about vaccines for kids)
World Health Organization (guidance and research reports)
Confronting Health Misinformation: The Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Healthy Information Environment (report on the importance of avoiding misinformation and disinformation)