COVID-19 POLICY (Last Updated: 08/09/23)
Up-to-date vaccination and a fall booster by 10/16/23 are required for participation for all eligible adults and children.
Parents in Makom
You’re invited in! Starting today, you are invited in when you pick up your child(ren). If you arrive before 5:30pm, please come in quietly as we’re still deep in our learning, singing, and playing. You are also invited to join us for Family Shabbat Celebrations. We are asking that all adults coming into Makom Community are up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations (including available boosters).
Parents will regularly monitor their children for symptoms and test at home if a child has any two symptoms that could be COVID-19. If two or more COVID-19 symptoms are observed at Makom Community, we will ask you to pick up your child ASAP for one at-home, rapid test. We will not be sending daily symptom-checking texts. We’re all very familiar with monitoring for symptoms at this stage.
All family members, students, and staff over six months old must be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations (including available boosters each fall) in order to enroll at Makom Community or attend programming. Please make sure to upload your childrens’ vaccine cards with the rest of their forms. Participating parents and grandparents will do so on the honor system that their vaccinations are up-to-date.
We are currently mask optional. We follow COVID numbers closely and will continue to mask during COVID surges. We will stay in regular communication with the pediatricians advising us and the families in our community.
If you test positive…
Please stay home for 5 days after the first positive test. After that point, if you have been fever-free for 48 hours and are feeling better, you can return to Makom programming.
Ventilation & Cleaning
Makom Community prioritizes healthy ventilation and will keep windows open where possible. Every classroom is equipped with a HEPA air filter.