Keeping Hillel at The University of Oklahoma Open Plan
Updated on March 21, 2022
COVID-19 Safety Protocols for all students, parents, staff, visitors, vendors, lessors, and guests.
Welcome to our Hillel at The University of Oklahoma, an inclusive community where all students are welcome to enjoy our space, share in our camaraderie, and attend our programs. The safety and well-being of all who enter our premises is our primary concern. Jewish values teach us that we are all responsible for one another, with an enhanced responsibility for the vulnerable among us – particularly young children, older members of our community and the immunocompromised. In line with university, local government, and CDC guidelines, we are updating our OU Hillel protocols. This policy will be modified, as necessary, due to updated laws, guidelines, and circumstances within our community.
OU Hillel strongly supports The University of Oklahoma’s policy that all staff, students, and faculty be vaccinated. If you have not been vaccinated and would like to receive the vaccine, please let us know and we will help you find a vaccine. Remember, whether you are vaccinated or not, there is a risk that you could be exposed to and transmit COVID-19, so please follow these Hillel health and safety protocols carefully.
Entering this Hillel building and/or participating in Hillel activities is your acknowledgment of any health risk and of your consent and agreement to comply with Hillel’s protocols.
The wearing of masks is optional for all persons.
Social distancing is encouraged.
In-person events may be limited to a specific number of persons to maintain a safe environment.
Most of us have never experienced anything like this pandemic and its disruptive nature, and its duration is a challenge for us, our families, our organizations. We pray we are nearing the pandemic’s end. Our Jewish tradition teaches us to be thoughtful, resourceful, and calm in the face of challenges both small and great – and to assure the health and safety of us all to the best of our ability. Our sources provide us with many teachings about how to serve each other, our community, and the wider community best during challenging times – and, unfortunately, these times are still with us. OU Hillel’s staff is here to help you process your thoughts and feelings and to provide you with extra support should you need it.
*** This policy shall remain in effect until further vote of either the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee, as allowed by the Hillel Foundation at The University of Oklahoma By-Laws. ***