Cleveland  Community Mikvah
COVID-19 Protocols

Updated November 15, 2020

The Mikvah, with the guidance of infectious disease doctors, national mikvaos, and our local Rabbonim, has established protocols to ensure, to the best of our abilities, that attending the mikvah will be a safe, calm and healthy experience.  We appreciate your assistance in adhering to the protocol to help us maintain a high standard for the wellbeing of all in our community.  We daven that Hashem will reward the mesirus nefesh of keeping this mitzvah with yeshuos and refuos I”yh.

  • Take your temperature before coming to the mikvah. If it’s above 100.2 or if you are ill, please do not come.  We will take your temperature upon arrival at the mikvah at our discretion and if you have not taken it before coming.
  • Everyone entering the mikvah must wear a mask, covering mouth and nose except when in the water.
  • If you answer “yes” to any of the following screening questions, please email info@CCMikvah.org or leave a message for the mikvah manager at 216-848-0506 BEFORE coming to the mikvah.  If you need to come tonight and it’s already mikvah hours, please speak to the receptionist 216-848-0506.
  • If you are symptomatic, you may come 11 days after symptoms begin, providing that you have felt well for at least 3 days at that point.

Screening questions:

  • During the last 14 days, have you tested positive for Covid-19, had contact with anyone who has lab-confirmed COVID-19 or is waiting for a test result or is hospitalized or being treated at home for a respiratory or febrile illness?
  • Have you or anyone living in your house had any of the following symptoms in the past 14 days?
  • Fever or chills
  • Unexplained cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat
  • Pneumonia/flu symptoms
  • Loss of smell or change in the sense of taste
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Aches
  • Vomiting
  • other illness
  • Any woman who is immunocompromised should let us know in the “special request” box when she makes her appointment and/or email info@ccmikvah.org and we will arrange to accommodate this need.
  • Please do all preparations, including bathing and showering at home. No baths or showers will be taken at the mikvah.  The mikvah will not provide supplies, other than towels and disposable slippers.   Please do not bring your own.
  • We have implemented strict social distancing protocols–staff will maintain at least a six foot distance from patrons at all times.
  • Rooms are sanitized between patrons, and generally only used once a night when possible.
  • Wash your hands when you arrive in the preparation room, and again immediately before immersion.
  • On your way out of the mikvah, please wipe the railing, even if you did not touch it.  On Shabbos and yom tov a pre-cut wipe can be used without applying pressure.
  • After your tevillah, please look at the attendant (instead of touching her).
  • Upon returning to your room, please wash your hands again.  When you are ready to leave, please wash your hands once more in your room.
  • Please leave the facility as quickly as possible, without any extras like drying hair.  Help us minimize the amount of time you spend at the mikvah to minimize risk to yourself and others.

If you have questions or need any special arrangements or accommodations, please call 216-848-0506 or email info@ccmikvah.org.

Thank you for helping keep our community healthy!