Important Covid Update from Holy Blossom Temple – A Continued Welcome Back!
As the Province continues to reopen fully, Temple leadership, as advised by the Covid Cabinet and medical professionals, will be continuing to move forward with a careful return to in-person congregational life. As of Friday, June 24, we will move forward with a further update to our protocols as below.
Please note the following CHANGES to our Covid protocols as of June 24, 2022
- Our building is open to visitors for services, programs, and meetings. Services and many programs can also be accessed online. Please visit https://holyblossom.org/calendar-2/ for calendar details including location and online options, when available.
- While a screening form is no longer required for entry, thank you for staying home if you are unwell and have flu/cold-like symptoms (Covid or otherwise).
- As a pilot project, masks are appreciated and encouraged, though no longer required at Temple. We expect all congregants and visitors to respect each individual’s decision.
- While vaccination status will no longer be checked, Holy Blossom Temple strongly encourages all who are eligible for vaccination to do so at your earliest opportunity, including pediatric vaccines and boosters/3rd/4th doses for adults.
Please note the CONTINUATION of these health and safety practices
- Multi-access (“hybrid”) Kabbalat Shabbat & Shabbat Morning Services continue with Shabbat services for congregants and guests. All are encouraged to participate by joining in person and for Kiddush lunch if you feel comfortable to do so. The Livestream will continue to be offered.
- Weekday & Sunday morning (Shacharit) Services will be multi-access (“hybrid”) with in-person worship in the Herman Chapel as well as the option to join online via Zoom.
- Weekday Evening (Maariv) Services will take place online only via Zoom for both service leaders and congregants.
- Holy Blossom employees will continue to have a significant presence in the building to create and support vibrant congregational life. Professionals whose roles allow for it also have the option of working from home from time to time as part of a hybrid model. Rapid antigen testing will be provided in certain circumstances.
- Physical distancing will continue to be respected for those who wish.
- Rigorous cleaning will continue throughout the building.