COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 POLICY (Last Updated: 08/18/22)

Vaccine Policy

Up-to-date vaccination and available boosters 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)

FAQ Covid-19

Symptom Monitoring
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) 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.
When the CDC indicates that Philadelphia County is in medium or high levels of community transmission, Makom Community will REQUIRE indoor use of a well-fitting, high-filtration mask. When CDC indicates that we are at low levels of community transmission, indoor masking will be optional.
Exposure = Mask to Stay
When a student is exposed to COVID-19, they are permitted to be in programming at Makom Community as long as they are masked and have no symptoms, even with a household exposure. They will need to mask through day 10, even if we are in a mask-optional time.
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. Regardless of our level of county transmission, masking is required for 10 days from the initial positive test while in Makom programming.
Ventilation & Cleaning
Makom Community prioritizes healthy ventilation and will keep windows open where possible. Snacks and meals will be served outdoors or in well-ventilated spaces in cases of inclement weather. Every classroom is equipped with a HEPA air filter.