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Update March 15, 2022

Bonai Shalom Board has decided the following new policy regarding masks:
In order to provide time to bring us in line with the state and BVSD policies from Shabbat March 19th forward, no masks will be required (i.e. masks are optional) for anyone, though the congregation will supply masks for those that still wish to wear masks, and videostreaming will continue to be available.

Other Information

Bonai will be bringing back Kiddush after select Shabbat Morning Services. Details and schedule will be available on enews and website. Bonai Food Safety Guidelines Available HERE

Congregation Bonai Shalom’s leadership is monitoring the recommendations and instructions of health care professionals and experts around slowing the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to make decisions about our shul based on those recommendations. To support the safety of all the community members, including children who are not eligible for vaccination, Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) issued Public Health Order 2021-08. The order, approved by Board of Health on Sept. 2, requires mask wearing in all indoor public spaces for all individuals 2 years and older regardless of vaccination status and went into effect on Friday, Sept. 3. Therefore, Face coverings are required when indoors, regardless of vaccination status.   

Free COVID-19 testing is available at several community testing sites for anyone who would like to be tested. Symptomatic community members are still encouraged to get tested even if they have been vaccinated. Testing sites (free and paid) can be accessed at Espanol -

Rapid At-Home Testing Resources – NEW!
Colorado is distributing free rapid COVID-19 over the counter (OTC) self tests directly to people’s homes. The program uses Abbott BinaxNOW™ rapid antigen tests that show results within 15 minutes.  All Coloradans can sign up for the Rapid At-Home COVID-19 testing program. Learn more at

At-Home PCR Tests
If you need access to local PCR tests from a local lab (Biodesix), please contact Corine Waldau at for the contact information. 

Bonai Religious School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all students and teachers and therefore follows the BVSD guidelines.  Parents will fill out a Health Form each time and for each child attending Religious School, attesting that their child is healthy. In person learning will include masks wearing in and out doors and cleaning procedures. To help with better air circulation  all classrooms are equipped with filter machines To eliminate sharing materials, students will receive  their own bag that will include pencils, erasers, crayons, markers etc. Snacks will be provided in individual wrapping. Returning to school after having COVID symptoms requires a negative COVID test. Without this students will not be allowed to attend classes. If there are any concerns of  COVID in school, parents will be immediately notified. Anyone diagnosed with COVID 19 will be asked to stay at home until no longer infectious. Cleaning- In addition to regular cleaning of the shul/ school, classrooms will be supplied with cleaning materials, so desks and other sharing materials will be cleaned regularly. Students will be reminded to wash their hands. 
Water bottles- students shall bring their own water bottle.

State of Colorado Vaccine Information: For Coloradans | Colorado COVID-19 Updates
Boulder County Vaccine Update Information: COVID-19 Vaccines - Boulder County
Boulder County has created a vaccine notification system, where residents can sign up to be alerted when COVID-19 vaccines are available for their priority group. 
Sign up to receive notifications here.

Please read our May 29th Welcome Back Letter | ALL are welcome back to the sanctuary.

Additional Bonai Shalom Information
Bonai will have minimal staff in the office during regular office hours, Tuesday-Friday.
Pre and Post deep cleaning of the building (restrooms, sanctuary, doorknobs, siddurim/chumashims covers, bimah edges and surface, yad(s), scroll handles, Ark, Ark handles, for each service/program in sanctuary. No kissing of Siddurim, Chumashin, touching of Torah or sharing of kippot/tallitot

In these times where some in our community will need extra help and assistance during this uncertainty, we are working to increase ways in which we can take care of each other. Please visit our Hesed page HEREJewish communities throughout the world have always had the creativity, resilience, and flexibility to thrive in all kinds of circumstances and we will certainly get through this.  
Here is a link to Boulder County’s Covid 19 guidelines. 
Please be vigilant, safe and cautious and please look out for future updates and resources.

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