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Pandemic Planning


Covid-19 took the world by a storm. No one could have prepared, predicted, or imagined the ramifications it would have on the world. With governmental regulations changes’ occurring so rapidly, everyone was struggling to understand and implement the latest guidelines.

But fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Institutions with dormitories have the collective responsibility of thousands of students and as experts predict a second wave around the fall- there is no excuse for a lack of preparedness this time around. We cannot afford to have another year of study disrupted, our students have only one chance of participating in a gap-year program- and it is the obligation of every program to actively ensure that they are prepared in pandemic planning so that their students can weather the second wave of the coronavirus safely, calmly and with their needs, both physically and emotional, met. Chaos can be prevented and doing the proper groundwork prior to the second outbreak will enable all students to experience their gap year without any fear or anxiety.

As a service in order to educate and empower both the Gap-year programs and the parents of the students, EMA Care has provided below a brief overview of the details that every comprehensive pandemic-plan should include.

A high calibre pandemic plan has to be able to answer the following questions:

  • When a student is notified that they need to go into quarantine is there a clear plan of what to do next?
  • Is there a dedicated staff member who is responsible for ensuring the quarantine arrangements are carried out in a calm and effective manner?
  • Are there policies in place that details the procedures to follow covering all the needs, both physically and emotionally, of the students?
  • Does it fulfil the purpose of seeing the students through isolation with security and calmness?
  • Is the pandemic plan comprehensive and account for multiple individuals requiring isolation/quarantine?

Logistical areas covered in a Pre-Pandemic Plan should include:

  • Washroom, shower facilities
  • Clearing out garbage
  • Cleaning
  • Food
  • Shopping
  • Kitchen/communal food areas (logistics)
  • Mental Health
  • Exercise
  • Learning

And lastly it is also vital that the institution has access to on-hand advice and coaching during the time of quarantine when the need arises. Unpredictable situations will arise and there can be many variables that need to be accounted for. Having experts on-hand will provide additional support decreasing the risks while promoting the safety and security of all students away from home should a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic return.

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EMA Care wishes everyone a safe and successful year and we look forward to servicing you towards this goal.


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The obstacles of interfacing with the health care system here is daunting, especially at a time when one is going through an acute or chronic condition that is protracted and complicated. Often one doesn’t know whom to turn to or where to go,


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You can speak to an American who understands your concerns and will walk you through the entire process, from dealing with insurance to making appointments, and even getting someone to escort your


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When our son was injured in a car accident during his yeshiva year in Israel, he had to start navigating the medical system on his own. But once we contacted Dr. Eliana Aaron at EMA Care (www.HealthCareIsrael.com), she immediately flew into action. Dr. Aaron accompanied our son in the ER and made sure he and we knew at every step exactly what was done and what needed to be done, especially important for someone who suffered a concussion and


Meticulous in their preparations

During our recent visit to Israel, we really struggled to find food for our son who has anaphylactic level allergies to egg and sesame. We approached both restaurants and hotels and were told they were unable or unwilling to take responsibility for preparing his food.

 After learning about Dr. Eliana on-line, we contacted her in the


Comfortable, calm, and at ease

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We have NEVER felt more comfortable, calm, and at ease than we did these past 10 days. Your warmth, professionalism, kindness, and care shown through in all that you did.

My children are so grateful that they were able to be with you this Pesach. You made sure that they were so well looked after and they felt so at ease and


My Father is so Happy

It sounds like my dad has decided to hire you and I'm thrilled.
He actually seems much calmer than he has been in a long time and he is very happy with what the EMA Care staff has done so far.
You provide an amazing service and I feel very fortunate to have you on board.

G.K.  Jerusalem


“Ema Extraordinaire”

“EMA” Care is so fitting a name for Dr. Eliana Aaron’s exceptional gap year concierge health care service. Dr. Aaron is not only an incredible health care professional; she is also an “Ema Extraordinaire” in every sense of the word. My child had a range of medical needs while abroad, some anticipated and others not, and she was there for him (and me) – even in the middle of the night, -- always calm, reassuring, thinking out of the box, getting him to the appropriate medical professionals


Very Helpful

Thank you and may Hashem bless you for the work you do. My son Jacob said your allergy card has been very helpful. I am so grateful- beyond words.
Yasher koach



Delicious and Safe

Thank you for delivering our allergy free baked goods to our hotel.  We just tasted the focaccia and it was delicious.

All the best,


New Jersey


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