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 -Updated August 12, 2020

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Registration for Shabbat To-Go is now open for students. The first Shabbat To-Go will take place on August 28, 2020. Click here to RSVP.

-Updated August 10, 2020 

Whether we’re physically closed or open, we’ll do everything in our ability to provide a Jewish experience on campus. To adapt to our new COVID-19 reality, we’ve developed Chabad Cares, a program for the 2020-21 academic year. Its goal is to remain emotionally close, even if we must keep socially distant.

If we do feel it is safe to open our doors, please know that we are not rushing to reopen simply because we are allowed. We will be implementing a series of changes that allow us to be comfortable with the level of risk to our family and community.

We recognize that everyone has a different comfort level, so we are sharing with you a glimpse at the process and conditions for how we would make this decision to open, including:

       If we reopen, we would follow our Chabad Cares Reopening Guide, prepared for us by Chabad on Campus International. It’s a plan based on public health guidelines as well as government, state, local, and university regulations. It prioritizes your health and safety.

       There will be several new health and safety practices including a reservation system to manage capacity, a health check for anyone who enters, and discontinuing the use of shared items.

       Hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves will be placed at any and all entrances and may be required.

       Clear signage detailing relevant changes will be posted throughout the Chabad House.

Though COVID-19 is not foodborne and transmission through food consumption is unlikely to occur, we have put great care into our reopening food plan, with guidance from the CDC. At some point we may consider one or more of the following options:

 

       Shabbat packages to-go

       Pre-plated food; no buffets or family-style serving of food

       Possible use of disposable versus non-disposable items

       Masks for the individuals preparing and serving food

       Ongoing disinfecting of surfaces

We are excited to create thriving Jewish life and community on campus–safely and responsibly. If you want to check out our plan in action or you just want to schmooze, you know where to find us.