CBI COVID Vaccination and Masking Policy

Updated November 15, 2022

The Board of Trustees, in conjunction with our Health Protocols Committee, continuously monitors the changing conditions around Covid-19. As we have several times over the past few years, we adjust our policies to keep congregants safe while allowing for individual choice about how to maintain personal safety.

The following policy change was approved by the board of trustees on November 15, 2022:

Unless the Covid-19 Community Level for Essex Country is “High”, masking is no longer required to enter or move about the building except for designated masking areas. If community level is “high”, we will include notice in our Friday morning email announcements. You can also check HERE at your convenience.


The Board of Trustees wants to maintain a space for worship and congregating that is safe, welcoming and respectful. Please note the following guidelines for our community to stay healthy through the Covid-19 pandemic:

  1. We strongly encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines and get vaccines and boosters as they are eligible. Since respiratory illnesses are an increasing problem, we also recommend that you consult your doctor and get a flu shot if eligible. Proof of vaccination is not a requirement to enter the building.
  2. We continue to maintain sections of the sanctuary where both masking and social distancing are required. Please be mindful of the signage and sit where you are most comfortable.
  3. We value and support our congregants who attend our services via Zoom/Livestream and we are committed to maintaining these options. Information about participating in our online services can be found on the CBI website HERE.
  4. We would love to see you at services and events, but please do your part to keep our community safe. If you have COVID-19, you can spread the virus to others. Please follow CDC precautions to prevent spreading it to others: isolation, masking, and avoiding contact with people who are at high risk of getting very sick. If you were exposed to Covid-19 in the past 10 days please follow CDC guidance by masking

We wish everyone continued health and safety.