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June 2020 E-Newsletter
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Are You Ready for Normal?

Everything has changed, yet nothing has changed. The magnitude of the needs of the community have grown exponentially, yet our commitment has not wavered. On June 1, 2020, Chaim V’Chessed dealt with 196 new inquiries! Whether it means putting in extra hours, tirelessly researching rules and regulations, answering questions, obtaining permissions – we have been here for you like never before.

This month’s major challenge has been assisting families in returning to Eretz Yisrael, families who flew overseas at the onset of the crisis and need to settle down again and move forward. We are grateful to have had a part in making this possible, and we continue to liaison with the pertinent authorities to resolve any ongoing issues as the saga unfolds.

It’s important to feel welcome, but quarantine regulations make it hard to feel right at home. Chaim V’Chessed’s latest project will hopefully soften the impact for new re-arrivals. Stay tuned! And if you or your family members are one of them, it’s imperative that you read and follow the rules and regulations listed below.

Wishing you a smooth transition to the next phase of the COVID-19 era!
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As of the last week in May, yeshivas and institutions have been obtaining entry permits for student visas holders who reside in Israel. We once again thank the Interior Ministry officials who have made this process possible. Chaim V’Chessed representatives continue to liaison with the relevant authorities to resolve any ongoing issues as the saga unfolds.

After originally issuing permits to unmarried students, the Interior Ministry backtracked and banned single students from entering Israel. Read here about the saga of seven boys who landed in Israel shortly after the ban took effect.

If you or a family member are returning to Israel after being abroad, it is imperative that you read and scrupulously follow the rules and regulations below.
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Attention: Those Arriving to Israel

All travelers arriving in Israel must quarantine for 14 days.
As most passengers are returning from countries where Coronavirus is still prevalent, it should go without saying that this requirement is most vital for the safety of the community. Even those who have contracted COVID-19 are required to quarantine. See below for details on certain possible exemptions. 

Upon arrival at the airport in Israel, international travelers will be asked to declare where they will quarantine in compliance with government regulations. If you are unable to comply with home quarantine regulations, you may be sent to a state-sponsored hotel for isolation.

Be aware: The Israel Police is closely monitoring those required to stay in home quarantine. Those found violating the requirements may be forced by the police to move to a state-sanctioned isolation hotel for the remainder of the required duration and they may incur a fine of NIS 5,000.

Failure to properly observe quarantine will not only lead to potential infection, but may endanger the permission being granted to others to enter the country. Please closely observe all rules and regulations.

Quarantine Rules and Regulations
– as of June 2, 2020 –
  • Do not share eating utensils, linens and towels unless they are washed in between uses.
  • Hands should be washed often with soap and water, especially after taking care of children and before preparing food.
  • Make sure the house is well ventilated by keeping windows open.
  • Wipe down all countertops, tables and any exposed surfaces with a disinfectant solution daily.
  • No visitors may enter your home.
  • Consult your Rav regarding use of Mikvas.
  • Children in quarantine may not attend gan, yeshiva or school. 
  • Do not leave your house for any reason other than urgent medical care. 
Please realize that if travelers are found violating isolation regulations – the government may stop issuing entry permits to those still abroad.
The Health Ministry has now established certain criteria for possible exemptions from quarantine for passengers who have recovered from coronavirus. The passenger must enter quarantine upon arriving in Israel until he receives an exemption from the Ministry of Health. Please contact Chaim V’Chessed or visit www.chaimvchessed.com for further information. 

Please note: A antibody test or having had Coronavirus is not sufficient to exempt one from quarantine.

This information is accurate as of June 2nd.

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For years, Chaim V’Chessed has issued a monthly email  newsletter. Now, you can receive the latest updates as they happen! The fast-paced changes during the Corona crisis have been chronicled almost daily on www.chaimvchessed.com.
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