Social distancing

US synagogues face tough COVID questions (again) as Omicron surges

For virtually everyone, the moment is laced with anxiety, freighted with ethical questions, and comes with a feeling of whiplash.


BGU researchers develop model to optimize COVID battle strategy

BGU researchers found that prioritizing vaccination for the elderly while issuing social distancing measures for adults was generally most effective.

COVID-19: Political alignments of face masks, social distancing - opinion

COVID-19 didn’t make us anxious. We did, and we masked our troubles with polarizing politics


What will it take for me to go back to synagogue? - opinion

Are we just lazy or fearful of becoming sick? Or have we become dependent on the safety and security of keeping close to home?


Cruise ship docks in Haifa for the first time since start of pandemic

The arrival of the Royal Caribbean ship makes it the first arrival of a cruise ship in Israel since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Oregon mulls permanent face mask, social distancing rules

Oregon is considered to have some of the strictest COVID-19 regulations in the US.

Students in AZ, teachers in CA: Jewish high school plans post-COVID future

Starting this fall, students in Arizona will connect with their Southern California teachers and classmates through video, and will gather at a site to be determined.


There is no one-size-fits-all for social distancing in schools - study

Schools can relax physical distancing requirements without negatively impacting the safety of students or staff, so long as they adhere to masking mandates.

A businessperson working at his computer (Illustrative)

Israelis work longer hours than OECD average, but work more from home

During Israel's first and second closures, women bore the brunt of the economic impact, but more women than men worked from home.


Coronavirus leads Israel's tech workers away from the city

Residents of Israel's expensive and congested central region are finding that the rise of working from home makes the advantages of city life less appealing.

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