Daily Update for Friday, April 24th at 17:00

Dear Residents,

Another week has passed in the shadow of Corona.
Now that the guidelines have been eased we can begin developing new routines.
The Public Library is once again operating via pick-up and drop off.
Special education students went back to school.
The Sports Division of the Matnas is working with the Youth and Senior Departments to provide an array of activities that adhere to the guidelines and restrictions.

In spite of all this, we must not forget that additional relief is dependent upon our behavior.
Maintaining social distance, wearing a mask, and practicing personal hygiene will prevent the virus from spreading again.

Please remember that the restrictions about leaving the house are still in place. One may go a distance of up to 500 meters from home for exercise. Davening with a minyan of up to 19 people is permitted in open spaces while wearing masks and maintaining a distance of 2 meters between people.
The guidelines will be tightened in advance of Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut, so please plan accordingly.

We are aware that there are still residents waiting to be tested for the virus. In order to expedite the testing, please send a message to Abba Richman, Council Health Coordinator once you have requested a test from your healthcare provider. Dr. Richman can be reached at: 0526071784. Please include the following information in the message:
Full Name
Cell Phone number
Kupat Cholim

Yesterday the Youth Council distributed over 50 letters and flowers to bereaved families living in Efrat. This year, and especially during this time, the Shabbat between Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, and Yom HaAtzmaut, we wish to offer love and strength to these families. We encourage you to reach out to your friends and neighbors who have lost loved ones and let  them know that we are with them at this time.

We thank the Neighborhood Teams, the Council workers, and the hundreds of volunteers who continue to help in so many ways, and who remind us every day that together we can succeed in quickly and healthily returning to normal.
The next update will be published on Sunday

Wishing you a Sabbat Shalom,
The Public Information Team