The Centers for Disease Control has released a study carried out by the medical committee for Ramah network in . The study highlighted the Jewish ‘ highly effective security measures to prevent COVID-19’s spread this past summer, a report said.
In June and August, nine Ramahtested positive for the disease from a total of more than 7,000 kids and teens who attended nine of the Conservative group’s ten , according to the study.
“Three of the nine cases occurred instaff members and six in unvaccinated aged 8-14 years. The three staff member cases were identified before the arrival of ,” the study summary reads. COVID-19 vaccines currently are not offered to children under 12.
The authors emphasize that a combination of mandatory testing before attendingrepeated testing while at , frequent hand washing, and the establishment of “pods,” or isolated groups of , led to a successful summer.
in a specific became a pod and could interact freely without masks or other restrictions. After rounds of testing, multiple pods merged over time. Three achieved -wide “pod expansion.”
Rabbi Mitchell Cohen, national director of the National Ramah Commission, described the procedure. It involved rotating groups ofinto prayer groups and setting up plastic partitions in dining halls.
He described it as “absolutely exhausting but incredibly exhilarating.”
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