Temple Emanu-El/Or  Chadash Reopening Plan Mar 2021

Please note that as conditions change, this plan may change.
Exceptions may be made, subject to pre-approval by the Reopening Task Force.
  • Measurements required to move forward are based on information from Pima County and in consultation with medical advisors.
  • Each metric will be examined weekly.
  • Staff members and guards have the authority to ask people to leave if they do not follow the protocols below.

Please be aware that if hospital admissions increase and/or COVID positivity numbers increase over a seven-day period, it will become necessary to move back to the previous phase.

Metric to move to Next Phase Phase 0 Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4
The number of hospitalizations decreasing over a 14-day period Decreasing hospital admissions over 14 days Decreasing hospital admissions over 14 days Decreasing hospital admissions over 4 weeks, along with data from Pima County and consultation with medical advisors. After sustaining Phase 2 criteria for at least 4 weeks, along with data from Pima County and consultation with medical advisors. Widespread availability of vaccine/ herd immunity, along with data from Pima County and consultation with medical advisors.
Room size & ventilation are safe for expected number of occupants based on Pima County Health Department guidelines.
Waivers
Waivers for all non-staff will be required for use of the premises. All signed waivers will be kept on file. Waivers for all non-staff will be required for use of the premises. All signed waivers will be kept on file. Waivers for all non-staff will be required for use of the premises. All signed waivers will be kept on file. Waivers for all non-staff will be required for use of the premises. All signed waivers will be kept on file.
Maintenance
Protocols must be followed as recommended by the CDC and Pima County Health Department for property maintenance.
Protocols must be followed as recommended by the CDC and Pima County Health Department for property cleaning.
Worship
Worship will remain virtual through Zoom and Facebook Live. Worship will remain virtual through Zoom and Facebook Live. Worship will remain virtual through Zoom and Facebook Live. Worship will remain virtual through Zoom and Facebook Live. Face-to-face – maximum 50 people with masks and seated 6 feet apart. Ritual objects and prayer books will not be shared. Congregants will need to bring their own or have one assigned to them. Religious services and life cycle events will happen  following best safety practices. Use of facemasks will be determined at the time.
Sanctuary capacity – Congregation Or Chadash Clergy will lead services virtually from their homes. Clergy may lead worship from the sanctuary with NO members/visitors present. Clergy may lead worship from the sanctuary with NO members/visitors. However, tech support will be allowed with protocols in place (masks, temperature check, etc.). Individuals 65+, with underlying health issues or not vaccinated, will continue to participate online.
Sanctuary capacity – Temple Emanu-El Clergy will lead services virtually from their homes. Clergy may lead worship from the sanctuary with NO members/visitors present. Clergy may lead worship from the sanctuary with NO members/visitors. However, tech support will be allowed with protocols in place (masks, temperature check, etc.). Individuals 65+, with underlying health issues or not vaccinated, will continue to participate online.
Pastoral Appointments Only virtual appointments Only virtual appointments Clergy will decide how they want to proceed. If they choose to hold an in-person meeting, all protocols must be followed.
Vaccinated Clergy – Once fully vaccinated, clergy may conduct services from the worship spaces of both congregations. Once clergy have been fully vaccinated, they may conduct services from worship spaces. Once clergy have been fully vaccinated, they may conduct services from worship spaces.
Outdoor Activities – Will be limited to family pod/bubble with a maximum of 10 people. Masks are required, temperature checks required, and signed waivers will be required. Activities will be limited to family pod/bubble with a maximum of 10 people. Masks are required, temperature checks required, and signed waivers will be required. Activities will be limited to family pod/bubble with a maximum of 10 people. Masks are required, temperature checks required, and signed waivers will be required. Activities will be limited to family pod/bubble with a maximum of 10 people. Masks are required, temperature checks required, and signed waivers will be required.
Indoor Activities – Will be limited to life cycle events (B’nei Mitzvah, Weddings, etc.) with a maximum of 10 people from the same family pod/bubble. Masks, social distancing of 6 feet, and temperature checks will be required. Will be limited to life cycle events (B’nei Mitzvah, Weddings, etc.) with a maximum of 10 people from the same family pod/bubble. Masks, social distancing of 6 feet, and temperature checks will be required. Will be limited to life cycle events (B’nei Mitzvah, Weddings, etc.) with a maximum of 10 people from the same family pod/bubble. Masks, social distancing of 6 feet, and temperature checks will be required. Worshippers will be asked to use hand sanitizer and sign-in upon entering. No onegs or Kiddush. Lifecycle events can be held based on protocol and safety standards. Onegs and Kiddush may be allowed.
Funeral Services – Maximum of 10 people graveside, masks required, and social distancing of 6 feet required. Activities will be limited to a family pod/bubble with a maximum of 10 people graveside. Masks and social distancing required. Activities will be limited to a family pod/bubble with a maximum of 10 people graveside. Masks and social distancing required. Activities will be limited to a family pod/bubble with a maximum of 10 people graveside. Masks and social distancing required.
Administration
Opening Administrative Offices Offices are staffed but not open to the public. Masks, temperature checks, and social distancing are required for staff. Staff schedules will be designed to minimize the number of people in the building. Staff meetings will be held virtually. Offices are staffed, but not open to the public. Masks, temperature checks, and social distancing are required for staff. Staff schedules will be designed to minimize the number of people in the building. Masks may be removed when working in individual spaces. Staff meetings will be held virtually. Offices are staffed, but not open to the public. Masks, temperature checks, and social distancing are required for staff. Staff schedules will be designed to minimize the number of people in the building. Masks may be removed when working in individual spaces. Staff meetings will be held virtually. Staff will be required to return to work at least 2 days each week. Masks, temperature check, and social distancing will be required. Masks may be removed when working in individual spaces. Staff meetings will be held virtually. All staff are required to work on site. Any potential exceptions are to be discussed with the Executive Director.
Rentals Rentals will not be offered. Rentals will not be offered. Rentals will not be offered. Rentals will be reevaluated based on vaccination protocols.
Joint Religious School
Joint Religious School will continue virtually. Classes will remain virtual. Classes will remain virtual. Classes will remain virtual. Indoor or hybrid classes. Maximum of 10 students per class. Masks, social distancing, and temperature checks are required for teachers, madrichim, and students. Groups CANNOT mix. NO parents will be allowed in the building. Religious School may resume without any restrictions, while following guidelines.
B’nei Mitzvah B’nei mitzvah tutoring and all meetings will be held virtually. Limited face to face outdoor gatherings. All protocols followed.
Meetings & Events
All meetings will continue to be held virtually. All meetings will be held virtually. All meetings will be held virtually. Meetings will be held virtually, with limited face to face meetings. In person meetings – maximum of 10 people, social distancing, and masks required. Meetings will be held virtually, with limited face to face meetings. In person meetings – maximum of 50 people, social distancing, and masks required. Meetings can be held on site.
Room Capacity No food or drink will be allowed or served at any meeting. Up to 50 people can meet as long as the space meets protocol standards. Food and drink can be allowed or served using safety protocols.
Jewish Lifelong Learning
Adult Education classes – Virtually All classes will be held virtually. All classes will be held virtually. Classes can be virtual or in person. In person classes – maximum of 10 people. Masks, temperature checks, and social distancing will be required. Classes can be virtual or in person. In person classes – maximum of 50 people. Masks, temperature checks, and social distancing will be required. Classes can be held onsite or hybrid.