Coronavirus Information
Last updated - Friday 3/13

Dear Friends,

We hope you and your loved ones are in good health and spirits.

It is vital that first and foremost we turn our hearts and minds to Almighty G‑d, who can provide the ultimate means of protection and healing for the entire world. We will take all of the practical cautionary advisory steps to keep everyone healthy, but we must never lose sight of the importance and power of Prayer and good deeds.

As always, the safety of our members, community and visitors is our number one priority. We are following all updates and regulations from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County.

As the Coronavirus is continuing to spread please be advised of the following important information and protocols regarding the Center’s regular programs and services. Obviously, this situation is very volatile and the guidance and changes will be updated as necessary. Based on the information we have at this point, our plans for the Chabad Jewish Community Center are as follows:

At Chabad of the Space and Treasure Coasts, we are dedicated to creating a safe and happy place for everyone.
 
In light of the Coronavirus, we have increased our high standards of hygiene and cleanliness at the Center, and our custodian crew is working overtime. We are implementing the following additional guidelines:

1.   Remain home if you or any family members, children etc. are sick or showing any signs of sickness, even a slight cold, fever or cough.

2.   We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the premises if we feel they are not 100% healthy.

3.   Share with us if you, a friend or close relative has been on a cruise ship or traveled overseas in the past weeks or has been in close contact with someone who has.

4.   Upon entry of the Chabad Center, please wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water utilizing the bathroom sinks and do so as often as necessary during your visit especially before the kiddush. 

5.   No handshaking, high fives, kisses or hugs.

6.   Visitors or anyone who has recently traveled overseas are asked kindly not to attend the Center at this time.

7.   Kiddush food will be prepared and served with extra safeguards by our staff.

8.   Seating at services and kiddush will be with some distance from each other.

10. Please do not Kiss the Torah, Mezuzah, Siddur.

11. If possible please bring your own Yarmulke, Tallit.

It behooves ALL of us to be more prudent and careful; we are requesting that everyone complies with all official health policies. We are praying for the health and healing of all those who are affected by this illness and the safety and health of the whole world.
 

Shabbat Shalom.

Rabbi Zvi Konikov


 

Please find important information and guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) below.  

How can I help protect myself? The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Get your flu shot — it’s not too late.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:

  • Contact your health care provider for guidance.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If COVID-19 cases reach a certain level, state and local public health authorities may decide to implement:

  • Temporary closures or dismissals of childcare facilities and schools;
  • Other social distancing measures that increase the physical space between people, including:
    1. Workplace social distancing measures, such as replacing in-person meetings with teleworking; and
    2. Modifying, postponing, or canceling mass gatherings.

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