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COVID-19 Protocols & Guidelines


Updated 6/24/22

Quarantine? Isolate? Mask? Test? 

It can be confusing, but we'll make it simple.

The “rules” are slightly different everywhere you go. Our goal is to make it easier to understand Barnert’s rules and to find which actions you need to take for your specific situation. Simply scroll down to find the section and “box” that applies to your situation. (Click here to download a printable version. )

Important Definitions:

COVID Counting:  The first day you become symptomatic or the date of your positive PCR/rapid test is considered ”Day 0” (not day 1).  For exposure, “Day 0” is the date you were exposed.  When counting quarantine, isolation, or testing days, please keep this in mind.

Up-to-Date:  The CDC makes a distinction between “fully vaccinated” and “up-to-date.”  Up-to-date means you have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible.  At this time, you do not need to be boosted to come to Barnert's campus.  However, the protocols below differ for those who are and are not boosted.


When attending services indoors, masks must be worn. Masks are now optional for outdoor services and for Onegs.*

If you are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, even if you are fully vaccinated or asymptomatic, or you were in close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19, you must wear a mask while on our grounds (see quarantine guidelines).

*Preschool, camp, and JJP parents - please see your Playground updates for your children's masking protocols while at school or camp.

If You Test Positive...

The protocols are the same for everyone, regardless of vaccination status or whether you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days.

If You Have a Close-Contact Exposure...

Close contact is defined as being less than 6 feet away from an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

Exception for Children in K-12 Classrooms: If both the infected and the exposed child are properly masked AND they were at least 3-6 feet apart, the exposure is not considered close contact.


If You Have Traveled...

* Camp families should follow the instructions received from our camp/school.

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