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COVID-19 Updates & Resources

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The TBH Board has recently amended our congregational Covid policy. Previously, TBH set its requirements each week based on the reported CDC transmission levels for Thurston County. We will no longer use this as the basis for our community practice, and instead will institute a blanket policy following the general guidance from the Thurston County Department of Public Health and Social Services (Individuals may use the CDC guidance for their personal choices.)

As of November 2022, for all TBH events:

  • Masking is recommended and not required
  • Vaccinations and boosters are strongly encouraged.

We also ask that:

  • You do not come to TBH if you are feeling sick or exhibiting any symptoms of illness.
  • You observe practices to mitigate the spread of germs (sneezing/coughing into elbows, hand sanitation, etc.)
  • If you contract Covid, you follow the state guidelines for isolation and quarantine and do not come to TBH during that time, whether or not you have symptoms.

TBH has also a number of general practices in place to help lessen transmission of illness:

  • The sanctuary and social hall have portable HEPA air purifiers, and the HVAC system in the office/classroom wing is equipped with HEPA filters.

  • Windows and doors will be kept open as feasible to increase airflow.

  • Sanitizer dispensers are located in the main entry, the social hall, and sanctuary.

  • N95 and medical masks are available in a basket by the main entry.

  • The rear section of the sanctuary is designated as mask-only.

TBH continues to be committed to multi-access programming, and services and events will be both in-person and on-line. It is also our intention to safely reintroduce food-based events, and prioritize outdoor events when weather permits.

We invite you to make careful decisions for your own personal health and safety, and in the spirit of diverse community, we ask that we respect each other’s choices regarding attendance, masking, distancing, and contact. Individuals and groups may wish to mask or not mask depending on setting or event. In-person attendees acknowledge the risk of exposure to Covid-19, assume all such risk, and TBH will not be held liable.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have sought to navigate this difficult time with mutual compassion and communal concern. In the spirit of Hanukkah, may we continue to dedicate ourselves to our community, and may continue to be a light for one another. And, as always, please be in touch with any questions or concerns.

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Thu, June 1 2023 12 Sivan 5783