Dear Friends:

No doubt you have been following the news about the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COV-19).  Though public health officials tell us the virus is far less lethal than influenza, still the speed with which it seems to be spreading causes some concern.
As is the case with many other public organizations (schools, hospitals, sporting and concert venues), we have been monitoring the situation closely.  At this point, while there is reason for vigilance, there is no reason for alarm. Still, we would echo the advice of many others: stay alert to symptoms and of course follow the simplest and wisest advice, diligent handwashing!  We have provided a number of hand-sanitizing stations throughout the Temple.  We would encourage you to take advantage of them.
Our Shabbat services, Religious School and other programs will continue as planned, and I hope you will join us whenever you can.
Stay well!

Rabbi Robert S. Goldstein
Temple Emanuel | 7 Haggetts Pond Road | Andover, MA 01810 | 978.470.1356