published: 11/05/2020 10:41 AM

updated: 11/05/2020 10:42 AM

  • Though new positive cases are still occurring on a daily basis, we continue to see an overall decrease in the number of positive cases in our community. We are not quite at the levels of pre-Yom Tov daily cases yet.
  • The improvement is once again, a testament to the care our community has been taking with public health measures with masking and distancing.
  • Our schools are continuing to do their best to prevent entrance and spread of COVID in school. There has been limited spread within the schools so far.

Bottom line: With Hashem’s help, we seem to have moved beyond the recent outbreak. As always, our familiar public health measures (masking, distancing, hand hygiene, and quarantining when appropriate) remain crucial to helping to limit spread.

  • Anyone with new COVID-like symptoms should stay at home and discuss their condition with a healthcare provider. Others in the house may need to consider quarantining as well (depending on the healthcare provider’s level of concern that this is COVID).
  • Quarantine (14 days, for those exposed to someone with COVID) and isolation (10 days for those who have or may have COVID) should be taken seriously as it may literally save lives. Please see this quarantine/isolation FAQ for more details.
  • Before coming into close contacts with others, each family should do a quick “check in”: Ask whether anyone in the household has been sick or exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • We remind and encourage everyone to get their flu shot as we head into flu season.