Rules and Protocols for Services at Temple Beth Sholom

  • Security will screen each person seeking to enter our campus with a non-contact infrared thermometer - Persons with a temperature of F100.4 or higher will NOT be permitted onto the property.

  • The following four screening questions will be asked to all persons:

  1. Do you have a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

  2. Do you have new shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

  3. Do you have any two of the following symptoms: Chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell?

  4.  Have you come into close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days?

  • If anyone answers yes to any of the screening questions, they will not be permitted on property.

  • Each person, age 2 years old and up, must wear a mask when on the property. If you remove the mask, you will be asked by security or a board member to comply with the mask rule. Those who do not comply will be asked to leave. Please bring your own mask to the property.

  • Everyone will need to use hand sanitizer once they enter the building. Congregants will also need to use hand sanitizer following services. Stations will be set up at all entrances.

  • Seating in the sanctuary will be every other row, and there must be an aisle or 3 seats open on either side of families subject to any overall capacity limits (i.e., Initially 50 people in total)

  • Please refrain from any hugs, kisses or handshakes.

  • When not seated in the sanctuary, we request congregants maintain social distancing rules of at least 6 feet apart from others.

  • We encourage congregants to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after using the restroom, or any time their hands are dirty.  

  • TBS asks that you bring your own kippah for services, but if you should forget, we will provide one for you. Please return the used kippot in the designated basket for sanitizing after services.

  • There will not be talitot provided for Saturday services.

  • There will be no food or beverages served after services.

  • Please do not sit in any of the blocked off seats in the chapel or sanctuary.

All TBS employees will wear a mask while on property. Masks and gloves will be worn when doing vehicle screening and when sanitizing common areas. The sanctuary will be sanitized before every service; this will include all seats, prayer books and podiums, as well as the restrooms, any frequently touched areas and seating areas in the foyer. The chapel will be sanitized before every Minyan.

We suggest people who are in the high-risk group per the CDC guidelines (i.e., people 65 years and older, individuals with underlying medical conditions particularly if not well controlled, or other individuals who are immune compromised) to please stay home and enjoy our services through FaceBook Live or Zoom.

We appreciate your continued support for Temple Beth Sholom, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to our weekly services.

*information and guidelines based on the CDC and Southern Nevada Health District polices