Articles and Resources on COVID-19 and Reopening

Articles and Resources on COVID-19 and Reopening

Below is a sampling of Jewish, regulatory and scientific articles and a video on COVID-19 and reopening of synagogues.

Articles
Regulations
Video

ARTICLES

From Vox, 6 Feet Away Isn’t Enough.  COVID=19 Risk Involves Other Dimensions, To, by Brian Resnick, June 16, 2020  https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2020/5/22/21265180/cdc-coronavirus-surfaces-social-distancing-guidelines-covid-19-risks

From MLive.com (M stands for Michigan), From hair salons to gyms, experts rank 36 activities by coronavirus risk level, June 8, 2020  https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2020/06/from-hair-salons-to-gyms-experts-rank-36-activities-by-coronavirus-risk-level.html

From The Forward – The Rush to Return to our Sanctuaries is Misplaced, by Rabbi Aaron Brusso, May 26, 2020 https://forward.com/life/447315/in-the-rush-to-reopen-synagogues-lets-remember-that-the-holiest-place-may/?fbclid=IwAR3zL6zAdDBop1NhAZ8alfJKzqJwu98UUw9HEsTNmMdhfUSZ5W2kiIXGATY

Published on ejewishphilanthropy.com – Thinking about Reopening?  10 things synagogue leaders should consider, by Barry Mael, USCJ, May 26, 2020  https://ejewishphilanthropy.com/thinking-about-reopening-10-things-synagogue-leaders-should-consider/?utm_source=May+26%2C+2020&utm_campaign=Tue+May+26&utm_medium=email

From The Mercury News, Newsom sets strict rules for reopening California churches, in-store shopping and public protests, May 26, 2020  https://www.mercurynews.com/newsom-california-places-of-worship-can-reopen-with-limited-capacity

Published in The Atlantic, Social Distancing is Not Enough, by Derek Thompson, May 22, 2020  https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/how-will-we-ever-be-safe-inside/611953/

Published on erinbromage.com, The Risks – Know Then – Avoid Them, Updated May 20, 20020  https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them

From NPR KQED, 13 USS Roosevelt Sailors Test Positive for COVID-19, Again, May 16, 2020  https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/16/857379338/5-uss-roosevelt-sailors-test-positive-for-covid-19-again

From The Forward, High Holidays 2020:  Rabbis start to think outside the synagogue, by Ari Feldman (staff writer), May 13, 2020  https://forward.com/news/446300/high-holidays-coronavirus-rabbis/?utm_source=PostUp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter%20RSS_Test&utm_maildate=05/13/2020

Published in the Washington Post, Experiment shows human speech generates droplets that linger in the air for more than 8 minutes, by Joel Achenbach, May 13, 2020 https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/experiment-shows-human-speech-generates-droplets-that-linger-in-the-air-for-more-than-8-minutes/2020/05/13/7f293ba2-9557-11ea-82b4-c8db161ff6e5_story.html

Published on ejewishphilanthropy.com – No Large High Holiday Services This Year.  There, We’ve Said It.  Now What?, by Rabbi Jonathan Spira-Savett, May 10, 2020  https://ejewishphilanthropy.com/no-large-high-holiday-services-this-year-there-weve-said-it-now-what/

Published on ejewishphilanthropy.com – Jewish Values Regarding Physical Reopening of our Institutions, by Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal, CEO of USCJ, May 4, 2020  https://crm.uscj.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=24238&qid=9728642

From the Secure Community Network website – Resumption of Operations and Organizational Reopening Working Group  https://securecommunitynetwork.org/resumption-of-operations-and-organizational-reopening-working-group

REGULATIONS

Order of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara County, Current Health Order (updated regularly)

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/public-health-orders.aspx

Santa Clara County Chart on “What’s Open” as of June 5, 2020

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Documents/Health-Order-List-of-Open-Businesses-06-05-20.pdf

California COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services and Cultural Ceremonies – May 25, 2020

https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-places-of-worship.pdf

California COVID-19 Website: https://covid19.ca.gov

California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Website: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

CDC COVID-19 Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

VIDEO

ABC News clip about success in Missouri with face coverings – June 8, 2020, https://abcnews.go.com/US/covid-19-cases-tied-missouri-hair-salon-exposure/story?id=71140134

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