COVID Protocols (as of June 24, 2022)

The DOROT team is excited by our gradual resumption of in-person programs within the community, in older adults’ homes, and onsite at DOROT’s Manhattan and Westchester offices.

The safety of our community continues to be our top priority. We ask for your diligence in adhering to the below COVID-19 Protocols for everyone’s wellbeing. We continue to seek the guidance of medical professionals and authorities and will adapt these Protocols if/when the environment changes.


Safety Protocols: Everyone who participates in DOROT’s in-person programs must be fully vaccinated and have at least one booster if the appropriate time has lapsed from the initial vaccination series. Program participants are required to provide proof of vaccination. This can be done by completing this form and uploading a photo of your vaccination card. If needed, please contact DOROT staff to assist you. A mask is mandatory for all in-person programs.

Day-of Protocol: If you answer “yes” to any of the following three questions on the day you plan to participate, please do not come to DOROT.


  1. Have you tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 5 days?
  2. Have you experienced any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 48 hours: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea?
  3. Have you had close contact in the past 48 hours with any person who has COVID-19, or who is suspected to have COVID-19 based on symptoms? (Close contact refers to being less than 6 feet of the diagnosed/suspected person for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.)

Positive Test Protocol: If you test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of participating in a program at DOROT, please reach out to your DOROT program contact. You can return to DOROT’s in-person programs after five days of no symptoms and a negative test, or 10 days without symptoms if you choose not to test.