With the renewal of St. Louis City and County mask mandates on July 26, NHBZ is now requiring everyone ages 5 and over, including those who are vaccinated, to wear a mask indoors. This applies to weekday prayer services, classes, and programs, as well as on Shabbos. The exception will be those who are eating and drinking while seated at a food event such as at a Kiddush. While it is no doubt disappointing to revert to this mandatory mask policy, we must continue to do what we can to protect ourselves and others. Further guidelines will soon be forthcoming.
Rabbi Ze’ev Smason