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COVID-19 Policy Update 7/01/2021

Congregation Ohr Tzafon

As of June 15, 2021, California has officially retired its Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier system and has fully reopened, lifting capacity and physical distancing restrictions for most businesses and activities. With this change, we, at Congregation Ohr Tzafon, can return to pre-pandemic capacity limits and do not have to observe physical distancing while in our building. 

People who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear face coverings while on our campus but we do require face coverings for those who have not been vaccinated, including children aged 2-12. We understand compliance for children is not always possible but in accordance with the state public health guidelines, we ask parents to supervise their children in mask wearing indoors as they are able. We will continue to live stream our services for those that are not ready to attend in person gatherings. 

The SLO County Public Health Department sent out a press release this week that the first case of the Delta variant of COVID-19 (B.1.617.2) has been identified in San Luis Obispo County. Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer, wrote, "The Delta variant has been spreading rapidly throughout the world and is quickly taking hold in California. This is an unfortunate reminder that the pandemic is not over and we must remain vigilant to prevent a surge in disease: get tested if you experience symptoms of COVID-19, get vaccinated, stay home if you are sick, and continue good habits like washing your hands often. If you cannot get vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask."

The COT Health and Safety Committee has closely monitored our county's situation and public health guidelines throughout the pandemic. We will continue to do so and we will adjust our policy and practices as needed. 

Wishing you all health and wellness, 

COT Health and Safety Committee

Rabbi Janice Mehring, Bill Alexander, Leslie Moss, Jackie Ramsdell, Irv Shelub,  and Larry Spielman 

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