Coronavirus Updates




Important update as of June 20, 2021


Dear Friends,
 
It gives us great pleasure to report to you that based upon the recent CDC and NJDOH recommendations and with extensive medical and rabbinic guidance, the Teaneck Mikvah will be slowly returning to the traditional practices of Tevilah. Please know that we will be changing our policies slowly, keeping several COVID-19 policies in place. We believe that a slow and steady transition will keep the Mikvah functioning efficiently and will ensure the highest degree of comfort to our staff and constituents.

Beginning on Sunday evening, June 20:
 
1)   Pre-Tevilah showering on-site will be reinstated.
 
2)   Our shomrot will resume their pre-Tevilah checking, as we had done before the pandemic.
 
3)   Other on-site preparation (bathing, etc.,.) will BE”H resume shortly.
 
4)   Out of respect for different levels of sensitivities, our staff will continue to wear masks, and we request that patrons wear masks while in the common areas such as the waiting room and hallways.
 
5)   Mikvah usage will continue to be by appointment only and we will continue to ask updated screening questions as part of the appointment process.
 
6)   For unvaccinated women who have not tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, please adhere to the following:
 
a.     Please continue to wear a mask at all times in the facility.
 
b.     After you travel to any non-contiguous state, you may not use the Mikvah until you 1) have a negative PCR test 3-5 days after travel and wait 7 days after travel or 2) you wait 10 days after travel, if you choose not to take a test.
 
c.     If you have known exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may not use the Mikvah until 1) you have a negative PCR test done 5-7 days after exposure and wait for 7 days or 2) 10 days after exposure, if you choose not to take a test.
 
7) As always, if you are feeling unwell, including flu-like systems and new rashes, you may not use the Mikvah until receiving medical clearance.
 
Should you have any underlying medical condition or a weakened immune system, please consult your medical provider and your rav to determine the best way to prepare for and use the Mikvah. If you require special arrangements, please email the Mikvah in advance at office@teaneckmikvah.org or headshomeret@teaneckmikvah.org or call 201-837-8220 and we will be happy to assist you.
 
Keylim Mikvah
 
The Keylim Mikvah is now open, without appointments, Sunday-Thursday 7:00 am-5:00 pm and Friday 7:00 am-4:00 pm. We continue to ask that the door to the Keylim Mikvah remain open and that anyone who is not fully vaccinated wear a mask while using the Keylim Mikvah.
  
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the rabbonim, the doctors, our staff and volunteers who have guided us and helped us through this difficult period. We are fortunate to live in a community where all parties give of themselves and work together for the benefit of our families.
 
We also want to express our admiration and gratitude to the women of our community for their patience, respect and commitment, as they continue to inspire us.
 
May we all merit a complete recovery, good health and much joy.

Teaneck Mikvah Association
 
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