Coronavirus Updates
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RCBC UPDATE 
בס׳ד
כ׳ז אדר תש׳ף
March 23, 2020

Dear Friend,

We ask that you read the following message from the Rabbanim of Teaneck and Bergenfield carefully.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Dear Friends,
 
It is only due to the ever available guidance and encouragement of several senior medical experts and the remarkable dedication of the leadership and staff of our Mikvah that we, so very gratefully, continue to keep the Mikvah open to our community of women in a manner that ensures your safety and that of our staff alike.  To be sure, the sanctity and the safety of our mikvah and all those who use it have been and remain our highest priority at all times, and especially, during these challenging weeks.

This message is sent with a profound sense of gratitude to the community for respecting the guidelines that have been issued to date, and with great confidence that our community will continue to be vigilant regarding these protocols.

We wish to remind the entire community, in unequivocal terms, that any woman who fits the following categories may NOT USE THE MIKVAH AT THIS TIME:

1) anyone exhibiting any flu like symptoms WITHIN THE PAST WEEK including fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, body aches and/or diarrhea, 

2) Have you lost your sense of taste/smell (i.e., not had it) at any point in the last three days?

3) anyone testing positive for COVID-19, until receiving medical clearance that it is safe for her to leave home.

4) anyone under mandatory quarantine due to being in direct proximity (within six feet for ten minutes) to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (i.e. within 14 days of contact with known COVID-19+), and certainly, anyone living with a family member who is COVID-19+.

Moreover, the Teaneck Mikvah is temporarily adjusting some of its protocols, on our direction, to further ensure that the Mikvah staff can manage the intensified cleaning regimen that has been instituted over the last number weeks, in the broader interest of the overall safety of the Mikvah:

1.   The Mikvah is temporarily transitioning to an appointment only usage.  Please make appointments here.


3.   As discussed in the RCBC letter dated March 19th regarding social distancing, the shomeret will remain at a distance from each patron. Thus, each woman will be responsible to check herself  to the best of her ability for anything that should be removed prior to tevilah. The shomeret will check places that are impossible for a woman to see herself (i.e. her back), but from a distance of six feet, and without direct physical contact of any kind. This temporary modification of sanctified minhag yisrael is one that we adopt as an expression of the overriding value of human life.
 
We wish to conclude by thanking the tireless leadership of the Teaneck Mikvah, and the supreme dedication of the entire Mikvah staff, at all times, and especially over these last weeks, in ensuring taharat ha-mishpacha in our community, in accordance with the highest standards of safety.  

In the zchut of our very own nashim tzidkaniyot, may our community merit redemption during these challenging times,

Teaneck and Bergenfield Members of The Rabbinical Council of Bergen County 

KEYLIM MIKVAH UPDATE
March 17, 2020

Dear Friends,

In light of the current situation and in an effort to accommodate the anticipated increase in Keylim Mikvah usage in preparation for Pesach, we have instituted the following:

1. We have extended the hours of operation to 6AM-6PM.  


 
2. Usage will be limited to one patron/family at a time, by making a reservation here. We ask that you sign up for only one 15 minute slot a day and do all of your pre tevilah preparation (unwrapping, removing labels, etc..) at home to make the most efficient use of your time slot.


 
3. Please be respectful of other patrons and wait in your car until it is your time slot. 

 

4. Please limit your time to your assigned 15 minutes session.

 

5. Please refrain from congregating outside of the Mikvah.


The water in the keylim mikvah is chlorinated and the surfaces and baskets in the mikvah room will be cleaned on a regular basis. Please feel free to bring your own gloves/Purell, if you wish, as we cannot provide them at this time.


We expect that there may be a greater need for tevilat keylim this year than ever before, so please plan accordingly.  As with any other activity now, we ask that you not patronize the Mikvah if you have been advised not to go out, are feeling ill or are in quarantine.  Lastly, we ask that you are considerate of others and help us by cleaning up after yourself. There are garbage cans both inside and outside of the mikvah as well as a table set up outside to ease the process.

 

We are trying this system in an effort to balance Pesach preparations with the realities of the current state of affairs.  We ask for your consideration and cooperation during this difficult time.    

Thank you in advance for your understanding.  Our best wishes for good health and a chag kasher v'sameach.

Please click here to support our community keylim mikvah!

March 13, 2020


Dear Friends, 


As you are undoubtedly aware, the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County sent out a communication yesterday to all of its constituents.  The letter provides in pertinent part: 


" The Mikvaot will remain open, at the guidance of CDC and local health authorities. Women under mandatory quarantine or who are experiencing symptoms of illness may not use the mikvah. Please consult your rav for further clarification or for specific questions."


Below is also the correspondence we sent earlier in the week regarding cleaning protocols we have in place at the Mikvah and the chlorination of our mikvah pools. We are being ever mindful of these standards and protections. 


We would like to take this opportunity to thank the rabbinic and lay leadership of the local communal institutions for their united position, cooperation and support.  In the merit of our collective actions, tefillot and unity, may we see a complete and speedy end to this challenge. 


Best wishes for a restful and peaceful shabbos.


March 3, 2020

Dear Friends, 
The Teaneck Mikvah Association has long established protocols to ensure, to the best that we can, that attending the Mikvah will be a safe, secure and healthy experience. Please take comfort in knowing that we have once again reviewed our protocols and have the following in place:
  1. Our preparation rooms are cleaned in between each use (sometimes multiple times in one 24 hour period) with a disinfecting cleanser and with emphasis on any hand held items.  Additionally, our common areas are thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis. 
  2. We have Purell dispensers in several locations throughout our facility for use by our staff in between interactions with patrons. Please use them generously as well. 
  3. All of the Mikvah pools are filtered daily and chlorinated.
  4. We have once again impressed upon our daytime and nighttime cleaning staff the importance of their attention to our ongoing protocols.
  5. We have and will continue to consult with medical professionals and other communal institutions.
  6. Our spacious facility provides for minimum waiting room time, if any, which reduces congestion and close contact among patrons.
We do need your help. Should you be feeling flu symptomatic, please consult with and get clearance from both your doctor and your Rav before attending the Mikvah. 
Thank you for partnering with us.  We pray that these precautions will not only protect against the spread of any illness but will also be seen as a heartfelt prayer for the cure of all those who are ill and for the protection from any further illness to all.


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March has been designated 
"Keylim Mikvah Awareness Month"
The keylim mikvah is open daily.
Funds collected are used to keep the 
keylim mikvah operational, clean and 
available to the community.

Please click here to support our 
community keylim mikvah!









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