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For the latest information from the state of Massachusetts regarding vaccination, please click HERE.

The state of Massachusetts provides in-home vaccinations performed by medical professionals for anyone 5 and older who is unable to get to a vaccine location. Call 833-983-0485 Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm to register. Once registered, you will generally be called within five business days to schedule your appointment.

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CDT's Covid Guidelines

Last updated May 24, 2023
CDT convened a Covid-19 Protocol Committee in 2020, which was tasked with following ongoing research as well as federal, state, and municipal policy response and guidelines, in order to provide time-sensitive recommendations to the CDT executive committee and board on CDT policy for in-person gatherings. 

In December 2021, a Religious School Advisory Group was formed and tasked with providing consultation to our religious school about specific cases, potential closures, and to report on  covid research pertaining to the heath and safety of our religious school students and families.  The Religious School guidelines can be found HERE.

Please be in touch with Margaret Farmer if you have any questions.

Guidelines for in-person services and other indoor gatherings :
 Please note that all Shabbat morning services will continue to be livestreamed via Zoom for guests and congregants who prefer to participate from home.

In the CDT Sanctuary and for other indoor events:

In response to the decline in prevalence and intensity of the Covid-19 virus, and the ending of the national public health emergency, CDT adopted the following protocols in May of 2023. In so doing, we continue to balance our commitment to caring for one another and making as many of our programs accessible to as many of our members as possible with our adaptation to changing circumstances, with guidance from the CDC and other public health authorities.

We continue to require that our staff be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, and very strongly encourage all of our members who are eligible be fully vaccinated. 

In our sanctuary and at other indoor events, we have a mask optional policy. We do not require the wearing of masks, but want anyone to feel comfortable wearing a mask at our events. We will continue to have masks available at our programs. We will also pilot a “mask required” section of our sanctuary, for all those who would prefer this option. Zooming (or livestreaming) of Shabbat morning services and many other programs will continue. 

If CDT members or guests have respiratory symptoms and/or known COVID-19 exposure, for the safety of others, we encourage you to do a home test for COVID prior to attending a CDT event. Even if you are negative, we ask you to consider staying home when sick in order to protect others from respiratory illnesses. If you do choose to enter the community when you have respiratory symptoms (but have tested negative for COVID), we ask that you consider wearing a mask.

For those testing positive for COVID, we will follow the current CDC guidelines, which state that persons who test positive for COVID must isolate for 5 days after a positive test (Day 0 is the day of a positive test), and must wear a mask from days 6-10 if they choose to re-enter the community on these days. The CDC also encourages continuing isolation after day 5 if you have a fever, or if symptoms have not improved, or if you experience shortness of breath.

All of the above applies if conditions continue as they are now. If the CDC designation of Covid risk recommendations change in either direction, we will revisit these guidelines. 

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