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Secure Community Network
Secure Community Network


United States

In response to COVID-19 and with many Jewish agency facilities closing, canceling or postponing events, remotely working, and supporting our communities in unique ways, the below information can help provide some simple crime prevention tips and best practices through low cost/no cost measures.

Secure Community Network
Secure Community Network


United States

States and localities have begun allowing for the reopening or partial reopening of certain businesses and institutions following closures caused by COVID-19, leaving Jewish institutions and facilities grappling with how and when to do so safely and responsibly. Because the top concern should be the health and safety of your community members, the most important fact to remember is this: Just because it is legal or permitted to reopen does not mean you have to reopen immediately; organizations and facilities ought to make decisions based on a combination of factors, to include what they are prepared for and what is best for them—and with consideration given to the sentiment of their communities. The decisions we make today will affect our communities for years to come. They cannot be made lightly, and actions should not be taken hastily. In addition to the health and safety concerns, we must always take into account Jewish values while making these decisions. While at times challenging, a careful, inclusive approach can strengthen the bonds of community and allow us to emerge stronger. To address these challenges and in response to feedback as well as requests from key partners and stakeholders, the Secure Community Network (SCN) convened a Resumption of Operations and Organizational Reopening Working Group, made up of security directors, partners and subject matter experts from an array of disciplines. This working group has produced materials and documents to guide the Jewish community and other faith-based organizations as they reopen.

Secure Community Network
Secure Community Network


United States

Our community organizations are facing conditions unlike many have ever experienced. Responsible measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak have led thousands of facilities, including synagogues, community centers, schools, senior centers, camps and workplaces to close down, cease, or severely limit their operations. Organizations and facilities must consider how to reopen so that they can efficiently and safely resume fulfilling the vital roles they play, from offering social to spiritual services to our community and the public at large. This guidance – along with a comprehensive suite of materials currently in development and scheduled for release soon – is intended to assist organizations as they consider when and how they will reopen. This document presents initial considerations for facilities planning for or considering reopening and resuming all levels of operations. It should be considered illustrative of the most common issues, concerns and focus areas that organizations and facilities are working to address. Utilized as part of a comprehensive strategy around safety, security, health and welfare, this can be a valuable tool in outlining key considerations. This document will be updated as new best practices and information dictate and allow, to include U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines, as available.

Union of Orthodox Synagogues
Union of Orthodox Synagogues


South Africa

COVID-19 health and safety checklist for leaders and organizers of congregations. The document provides a concise yet comprehensive list of protocols to ensure the safe and responsible reopening of places of worship within the community.

Union of Orthodox Synagogues
Union of Orthodox Synagogues


South Africa

A series of informational posters in English, designed by the Union of Orthodox Synagogues in South Africa for billboard posting in shuls. The posters contain various public health regulations relating to responsible conduct during the coronavirus pandemic.

Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

Access Israel guidelines to remote health care services fot people with disabilities and elderly during COVID-19 Crisis.

Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

A short video by Access Israel which provides impoertant insights on how to provide accessible medical services during the Corona crisis to people with disabilities and the elderly.

Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

These guidelines for emergency medical services and health care provider was written by 'Access Israel' in order to provide insights on how to better suit their treatment to patients with disabilities or elderly

Natal
Natal


Israel

This podcast focuses on addressing the transition of first responders from work to home, and the importance of setting boundaries, developing rituals and coping mechanisms to separate one's work life from home life. Featuring Sherry Campanelli, Manager of the Mother/Baby Department at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood New Jersey and Terry Hoben, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator for University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.

Israel Trauma Coalition
Israel Trauma Coalition


Israel

Caregivers are exposed to many situations in which they experience emotional, cognitive, behavioral and physiological reactions that cause difficulties and stress. A significant factor that causes stress is the fear of contagion. The family and their immediate social circle may also add to this pressure due to their concern for the safety of their loved ones who may be exposed to the virus.

World of Health Organization
World of Health Organization


London

Preparedness in cities and other urban settlements is critical for effective national, regional and global responses to COVID-19. These settings face unique dynamics that affect preparedness – they serve as travel hubs, have a higher risk of disease spread due to high population densities, and many have extensive public transport networks.

The Ministry of the Interior and Safety
The Ministry of the Interior and Safety


Korea

The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters Ministry of the Interior and Safety, Republic of Korea - Detailed Guidelines forRoutine Distancing in Daily Life

Government of Canada
Government of Canada


Canada

Safety Guidelines in light of COVID-19 pandemic as it was published by the Canadian Government

Weizmann Institute of Science
Weizmann Institute of Science


Israel

A central lesson learned based on the accumulation of experience in treating Covid-19 patients is that early treatment is key to avoid life-endangering deterioration. Since most patients have only mild symptoms that do not require medical treatment and are kept at home, the identification of “alarm signs” for deterioration are cardinal.