Our COVID-19 Safety Measures 

Updated: January 18, 2022


Due to recent and ongoing changes regarding COVID-19 in our community, we've updated some of our policies in accordance with county guidelines and recommendations. These measures apply to all CCM programs and are subject to change as the scope of COVID-19 continues to spread.

These measures are in place to protect everyone in our community and ensure that we have the best (and safest) year possible!  We ask families to use their best judgment to keep our community safe. If you think your teen has symptoms, please have them stay home.

COVID Protocols: Wednesdays

  • Vaccines are required to attend, boosters preferred.

  • Masks will be worn at all times: Inside or outside

  • Classrooms will maintain social distancing 

  • Eating will be outside only, separated.

  • Families will sign weekly verification of symptoms - showing up healthy, non-symptomatic.

  • Windows will be kept open where possible.


COVID Protocols: Retreats

  • While on retreat, all attendees (and staff) are required to be *up to date with Covid-19 vaccines, no later than March 21st. Please make sure your teen's most recent vaccine cards are up to date by emailing a pdf or jpg to brandon.varona@ccmidrasha.com, along with medical and code of conduct forms no later than March 21st.   * Per CDC guidelines, “Up to Date” is defined as having a booster shot if it has been more than 5 months since the original vaccine series.

  • Teens will be required to wear masks during all activities, except while eating, drinking, and sleeping.  If the weather permits, we will eat meals outside.  

  • Teens who are feeling ill the day of the retreat are kindly asked not to attend.  Teens will have to fill out a health screen within 8 hours of arrival at the bus.

  • Please note: Like the school districts and the airlines, we are asking all participants and staff to show up at the busses on Friday afternoon with a negative Antigen Covid test.  To facilitate this, testing kits will be available at all bus locations on Friday, or parents can send a negative test result to office@ccmidrasha.com which has been done 24 hours prior to bus pick up times.

  • After passing the negative test, teens will be allowed to take off their masks while in their cabins.  Cabins will be limited to 6-8 teens plus 1-2 educators per cabin to limit potential Covid exposure.

  • If a teen cannot attend the retreat at the last minute due to health reasons, funds will be refunded to families (or your retreat account) minus a $25 admin fee.​

COVID Protocols: After a Positive Covid Test

​​​If a learner or educator tests positive for COVID-19 - regardless of vaccination status - that individual should isolate from all others. A learner or educator may return to any in-person Midrasha event or activities after 10 days from onset of symptoms or date of the positive test if:

  1. They have no symptoms AND

  2. are Fever free for 48 hours

COVID Protocols: After Close Contact or Direct Exposure with a Covid Positive Individual

​​​Fully vaccinated teens and up-to-date vaccinated educators without any symptoms do not need to quarantine [away from Midrasha], but testing is still recommended 5 days after close contact. If symptoms develop, isolate at home and inform provider about recent *close contact with a Covid positive individual.

*Close Contact Definition = being within 0-6 feet of a positive person for 15 minutes or longer in a 24-hour period.