As we enter our 2023-24 academic year on our campuses with a pandemic still with us since early 2020, Hillel of Colorado again stresses that the health and well-being of our students, tenants, staff, and visitors will always be our greatest priority. Over the past 3+ years, we have experienced new Covid-19 strains, vaccines, and changing safety regulations. Throughout it all, our Hillel has remained committed to basing our policies during these extraordinary times in the Jewish values of learning, openness, and compassion. These values teach us that we are all responsible for one another.
We gradually opened up our Hillels to mirror the practices of our universities, communities and society as vaccines became widely available. All of our staff members have been vaccinated.
We also continue to provide hand-sanitizer throughout our Hillel Houses and optional masks for those who wish to wear them. In addition, please follow these guidelines when visiting our Hillel Houses:
I. Whether you are vaccinated or not, there is a risk that you could be exposed to and/or transmit COVID-19, and that for some individuals this virus is very dangerous.
II. By entering this facility or participating in Hillel activities you accept any inherent health risks from the Covid-19 or other illnesses such as the flu.
III. Mask wearing is optional unless you are not feeling well or might have been exposed to Covid-19. Then you must stay away or wear a mask. Please respect everyone’s right to wear or not wear a mask as feels most comfortable for them.
IV. Should you feel ill please stay away from Hillel, test yourself for Covid-19, and see a medical professional as indicated.
V. If you test positive for Covid-19 you must stay away from Hillel and return only when you have met CDC and university quarantine guidelines – which include staying away for at least five days once you no longer test positive, are fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours and are no longer having any symptoms.
We will continue to monitor our universities’ health policies and The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidelines: we encourage you to consult their COVID-19 data dashboard for Colorado State Department of Health updates.