UPDATE Mikvah Protocols


All women entering the Mikvah should use soap and water followed by hand sanitizer immediately upon entering the building. 

Hands washed w soap and water must be dried first and only then one can use sanitizer, otherwise it's not effective.

Each woman should be asked at the reception desk if they are fever free and not coughing or showing any symptoms of illness such as body aches, diarrhea, etc.


FOR THE MIKVAH PERSONNEL:

The floor and walk space is not an issue. 

The phone and reception desk and all surfaces need to be wiped down with Lysol after each user - meaning before and after any contact from each person.

When wiping down any surface, leave it wet to dry on it's own.

Reception desk should keep themselves 6 feet away from any incoming woman, and wear a mask.

Prep room surfaces all need to be wiped down between people - the door handles, the knobs on sinks and showers.  This includes the counter, the sink, bath, toilet, etc, so therefore women should be encouraged to prepare fully at home.   Our Rabbonim have paskened that they can skip the shower as well and dip one extra like Friday night.

The garbage bin in each room should also be emptied and wiped down between each person. 

Hand rail down to the Mikvah also needs to be Lysoled/bleached between people 

Remove all shared items like nail clippers etc so they are not used at this time.

Please place a freshly laundered tichel by the mikvah for each woman.

Or use disposable.

Each mikvah attendant should wear mask and gloves and change the gloves between each woman.

Keep 6 feet apart at all times even when supervising immersion. Tichel should not be handed directly, woman should pick it up.

The cleaning personnel should wear gloves when wiping down in between - no need to wear a mask.

Mask is advisable to all. Droplets are let out in the air even when you just speak.

The Mikvah must be NOT BE USED for 15 minutes between women to allow time for the Bromine at Level 5 to do its work of killing germs.   This time begins from when the women exits the Mikvah. THIS IS A MUST!

Avoid direct contact with the women immersing, and a woman can be relied upon to check herself.  If a hair needs to be removed from a woman’s back, the attendant should remove it with a gloved hand and then immediately replace that glove with a fresh one.

REMEMBER: 
IF ANY HOUSEHOLD HAS ANYONE WHO IS SICK, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THE PROBABILITY OF YOU SPREADING THE GERMS AND ILLNESS TO OTHERS.

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