COVID-19 Information

Segulah is currently meeting for shabbat morning services on the second and fourth Shabbat of each month. Registration is required. Anyone attending Segulah’s in-person events must adhere to our public health protocols and our vaccination policy.

Please check the Google calendar for upcoming dates! We hope that this programming will allow our community to connect and more regular scheduling will make planning and attending easier on all.

Public Health Protocols for Segulah In-Person Events

As of April 28, 2023

This document describes health-related procedures that apply to in-person events organized by Minyan Segulah. Attendance and participation in Segulah events is contingent upon compliance with these health protocols.

  1. Occupancy limit and pre-registration: Services may have a predetermined occupancy limit as required by our host institution. Registration will be closed if the limit is reached. Although we hope to see everyone who has registered at services, registration is not a firm commitment to attend if you are no longer comfortable attending services once Shabbat has started. If someone who did not register wants to attend, they can join if there is room.
  2. Vaccination policy: Segulah’s vaccination policy requires that all attendees of Segulah events, including Shabbat services and children’s programming, be immunized following age-appropriate CDC recommendations. For the purposes of COVID, this means that all Segulah attendees over the age of 6 months must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID to the maximum extent available to them. This means two doses of Moderna or Pfizer (or one of J&J) plus all boosters participants are eligible for. Attendees who are newly eligible for either vaccination or additional boosters must be vaccinated or boosted within 8 weeks of becoming eligible. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or how it applies to you or your family, we encourage you to reach out to us at [email protected] for a conversation.
  3. Mask Use: 
    1. Indoors: Attendees over the age of 5 must wear a well-fitting, high-filtration mask (N95, KF94, KN95, or FFP2). While participants are encouraged to bring their own masks, Segulah will make available masks in a variety of styles onsite for participants to use. Children ages 2-5 are encouraged but not required to wear masks indoors. Participants may briefly remove their masks to drink.
    2. Service leaders, Torah readers, and Haftorah readers may remove their mask while performing these roles.
    3. Masking is currently optional at outdoor Segulah events.
    4. If you or someone in your family requires an exception to the masking policy, please contact [email protected].
  4. Prior to arriving: 
    1. COVID Symptoms: If a participant has a fever above 100.3 degrees, feels even mildly sick, or has COVID symptoms; has received a positive COVID test within the last 10 days; has a pending COVID test (other than a surveillance test); or is under quarantine from any institution or by recommendation of a health professional, that participant should not come. 
    2. COVID Exposure: Fully vaccinated participants who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID within 10 days of a Segulah event may come to Segulah PROVIDED they are symptom-free and test negative for COVID on the day of the event.
  5. Physical distancing: At formal seated events like services, seating will provide some distance from other households. Children should avoid body-to-body contact with other children and adults not in their household. All participants should respect the distancing preferences of other participants.
  6. Eating and meals: Segulah events may involve food, such as kiddush lunches. In these situations, there will be tables and chairs available for eating outside, weather permitting or takeout containers will be made available in the event of inclement weather. Additionally, an indoor space for eating may be made available. When an indoor space is made available for eating, masking is optional in the eating area.