Door Policy for In-Person Services & Programs

CBST requires all attendees to all programs and services to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.*

*CBST's definition of fully vaccinated means you have received either 1 and 2 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna plus a booster dose; or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson plus a booster dose.

Door Policy for Services and Events

Updated August 5, 2022

When you enter CBST for a service or program, security staff on duty will check the list at the door of all community members who have submitted proof of complete vaccination against COIVD-19. If you have not yet submitted your proof, please click here to do so. If you’re on this list, you don’t need to show proof of vaccination or sign in. Just give your name at the door. Anyone not on the list needs to show proof of vaccination and sign in with contact information. If we are informed of a potential exposure at a service or program, we will send a notice to everyone on the list and all those who have signed in individually for the event in question.

By entering the building for services, you are attesting that you have been fully vaccinated (including booster if eligible) against COVID-19, will wear a mask as required, have not been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19, and will inform the synagogue if you test positive for COVID-19 after attending services or other programs. Please read the full attestation below, and posted at the entrance to the synagogue.

    As I enter the CBST building, I attest to the following:

  • I have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including a booster dose (if eligible). 
  • I have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 10 days; nor have I been symptomatic with: fever of 100.4F (38C) or higher, chills, new loss of taste or smell, cough, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, difficulty breathing, muscle/body aches, or persistent headache.  If the answer is yes, and you would like to discuss your eligibility to attend services, please contact the CBST office at and someone will contact you.*
  • I have not been exposed to anyone with known/possible COVID-19, in the past 10 days, for more than 15 minutes while less than 6 feet apart.  If the answer is yes, and you would like to discuss your eligibility to attend services, please contact the CBST office at and someone will contact you.*
  • I have not traveled outside of the U.S. in the past 10 days; or if so, have had a negative rapid test at least 3 days since my arrival.
  • I will wear a mask as required while on CBST premises.
  • If: a. between my submission of this form and my visit to CBST, or b. between my visit to CBST and five (5) days after my visit, the status of one of the above conditions changes, I will notify CBST at*
  • If I attend oneg, kiddush or other program at which food is served, I have had a negative rapid COVID test within 24 hours of arrival.

*CBST generally follows the guidelines of the CDC (COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation | CDC). By contacting the synagogue’s science and medical team, you can receive guidance applying the rules to your situation. In addition, knowing about cases and possible exposures helps to better protect the community.

Monkeypox, a New Threat to Our Community

The recent emergence of Monkeypox, a rare viral infection often diagnosed in men who have sex with men, presents yet another concern for our community, even as it reminds us of the darkest days of HIV/AIDS. We confront this news without alarm, but with knowledge, care for ourselves and each other, and the faith that brings us all to CBST. To learn more and get guidance for vaccination, see CBST's dedicated webpage and the weekly eNews.

Meanwhile, as you contemplate coming to CBST for services and in-person events, please be aware of the following symptoms: fever, exhaustion, malaise, swollen glands, headache, muscle aches or new rash. If you are experiencing any of them, or think you have been exposed, please do not enter CBST's premises, and contact a healthcare provider.

Once Inside the Building

  • Remember that masks must be worn at all times (unless instructed otherwise).
  • Maintain a social distance of 3 feet from those not in your pod; and respect that others' parameters for social distancing may be different than your own.
  • There will be a section reserved on both the main and mezzanine levels of the sanctuary for those wishing to maintain an increased social distance.
  • On Friday nights when an Oneg follows services and kiddush in the Evan Wolfson Community Hall on the lower level, masking is optional ONLY for the Oneg, but remains intact throughout the rest of the building.

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