Covid-19 Guidelines

Mikvah Chana has long established protocols to ensure to the best of our ability that using the Mikvah is a safe and healthy experience. In consideration of the current situation related to COVID-19, the Coronavirus, we have consulted with medical professionals and Rabbanim and have the following in place so that our Mikvah can safely operate:

1. Our preparation rooms are cleaned with disinfectant products between each use. This includes all surface areas, knobs, faucets, the Mikvah railing and other areas that are touched by hand. All preparation items are one time use and disposable.

2. Our Mikvah attendant(s) have implemented strict hand washing precautions between each patron.

3. Our Mikvah attendant will be wearing gloves while on the premises and will not touch anyone coming to use the Mikvah.

4. The Mikvah pool water is tested daily and in addition, is taken to a professional facility for testing.

5. Regarding the water of our Mikvah itself which contains Chlorine and Bromine, the CDC has provided the following guidance: "There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19". Please see the source of this information here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html. Infectious disease specialists have been consulted and have confirmed this information.

6. Our spacious facility provides for minimum waiting room time, if any, which reduces congestion and close contact among patrons.

7. Mikvah Chana is now by APPOINTMENT ONLY which allows for adequate spacing and disinfecting between users.

8. Preparations should be made at home to the greatest extent possible.

9. The MEN's Mikvah will be closed until further notice

We need to partner together to keep our community safe. Please obtain medical clearance and consult with your Rav or Yoetzet Halacha if:

1. You have any symptoms of illness including cold, cough, fever or GI issues.

2. You have traveled to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea or any other areas where the CDC has issued a travel advisory.

3. You have come in contact with someone who has Coronavirus, or someone who has had exposure to Coronavirus.

A woman who is immunocompromised or at high risk medically should consult with her physician. If immersion is medically approved, she should arrange to be the first to use the Mikvah that night.

Thank you for your partnership and cooperation. We pray that all those who are sick should have a refuah shleimah and we pray that in zechut of our mitzvah of Taharat Hamishpachah we will be protected physically and spiritually.

Mikvah Chana Keilim Mikvah Guidelines:
Given that many families will be staying home for Pesach this year, the Keilim Mikvah will be in higher demand than usual. Therefore, we have established the following protocols so that the Keilim Mikvah can be safely used by everyone.

1. The Keilim Mikvah water is sanitized with bromine tablets.

2. All users should wash their hands with soap provided in the Mikvah area, both before and after using the Keilim Mikvah.

3. Only one person/family should be in the Keilim Mikvah at any given time.

4. All users should wear gloves.

5. Please wash your Keilim with soap and hot water after toveling. Bring towels to dry off your Keilim.

6. Please bring a garbage bag with you to place and remove all garbage generated by your use.

7. Please bring your own disinfectant wipes to disinfect the door handles and other areas after use.

 

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