COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR COLUMBIA JEWISH FEDERATION* (Updated 1/1/2022)

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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. 

 

  • The safest option for a Federation event is through a virtual platform
  • In-person events are recommended to be conducted in an outdoor area or covered indoor/outdoor area such as a porch
  • Participants should practice social distancing (6 ft or more) at all times
  • Masks and proper mask-wearing is mandatory for all indoor events
  • Do not attend an event if you are quarantined for a Covid-19 virus or  recent exposure, feeling ill, have an elevated temperature, or are waiting for a pending Covid-19 test result
  • All individuals 5 years old and older are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated, including booster shots
  • The Federation urges unvaccinated community members to join the events through a virtual platform

 

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) 

https://scdhec.gov/covid19#top-guidance 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (symptom check, quarantine and isolation,  and vaccine information) 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (additional resources for parents and Q&A about vaccines for kids) 

https://www.chop.edu/navigating-covid-19-resources-parents 

World Health Organization (guidance and research reports) 

• https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 

Confronting Health Misinformation: The Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a  Healthy Information Environment (report on the importance of avoiding misinformation  and disinformation) 

https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/reports-and-publications/health misinformation/index.html