Reopening After the COVID-19 Shutdown
Welcome back for outdoor fitness, swimming, and tennis at the JCC!
The JCC’s operating hours are currently 7:00am-7:00pm daily. Reservations are required, to help maintain social distancing as required by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. Per health department rules, masks are required except when actively exercising outdoors, and we’re doing temperature checks and a brief health screening at the entrance.
The Outdoor Fitness Center, pool, and tennis are open! If you’d like to join us, click here to learn about JCC membership.
Outdoor Fitness Pods and in-person Group Fitness Classes are located on the Tennis Courts. These include shade covers, selectorized weight machines, ellipticals, spin bikes, rowing machines, squat rack, barbells, bumper plates, dumbbells, BOSU balls, kettlebells, and much more. Your own personal, socially-distanced exercise area will be transformed just for you. You can reserve the NEW in-person Spin and Hardcore HIIT classes through the Group Fitness section of the My J app, or through the Group Fitness Schedule on the website.
For details about the pool, tennis courts, and personal training, please review these short information sheets:
- New Pool & Tennis Operating Procedures
- New Pool Rules
- Swim Lessons
- Swim Team
- Aqua Fit
- Outdoor Personal Training
How to make reservations: If you’re an active JCC member, you can use the “My J” mobile app to make reservations for the pool, outdoor fitness center, tennis courts, and group fitness. You can also make group fitness reservations on your desktop computer at apjcc.org/reservations. For personal training reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For swim lessons and swim team, email email@example.com.
Reservations for the pool, outdoor fitness center, group fitness, and tennis courts can be made a maximum of 7 days in advance. You must have an active JCC membership. To activate your membership, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are answers to some of the questions we’ve been asked recently:
- Do you have new safety protocols and procedures in place?
Yes! We’ve made many adjustments for enhanced safety. There are hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipe stations throughout each area. We’ve trained our staff to monitor social distancing and to disinfect equipment between users and workout sessions. We’ve set up the schedule so there is time between reservations for our team to thoroughly clean and disinfect all equipment for the next users. In addition, members are reminded to use hand sanitizer (or wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water) before and after touching fitness equipment, and are asked to please wipe down all equipment after use. Masks are required except when actively exercising outdoors. We ask that you bring your own water bottle and towel, and an exercise mat if you need one. Locker rooms are closed, so please come dressed in your workout clothes or swimsuit.
- Is the pool water safe?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), chlorine kills COVID-19, so pool water should be safe.
- Are you going to open summer camp?
Yes. See the camp website at campshalomjcc.org for details.
- Summer camp for kids entering 1st-8th grades started June 29. Camp is in-person, in small groups, and we are offering two 3-week sessions.
- Summer camp for preschoolers and rising kindergarteners started July 20. Preschool camp is in-person, in small groups, for one 5-week session.
- Are you going to open preschool in the fall?
At this time, we expect to open preschool on September 1, if the county allows.
- Will virtual programs continue?
Yes, we will continue online programs for those who prefer not to come to the campus in person. We will not be offering virtual summer camp, however.
- What is your COVID-19 exposure response plan?
In the event of a direct COVID-19 exposure at the JCC, the following measures will be taken:
- Details regarding the COVID positive person’s location in the building will be reported to the JCC Director of Operations and the JCC Human Resources Director who will then notify the Levy Family Campus Facility Director to begin disinfecting of spaces and equipment, in accordance with CDC and Santa Clara County Public Health Department protocols.
- The JCC will use appropriate measures to notify anyone who may have been exposed at the JCC to the person who tested positive for the virus. No personal details regarding the infected person’s identity will be shared.
- Any space occupied by the COVID positive individual and any equipment that they used will be placed off-limits for 24-48 hours in order to properly clean and disinfect.
- If a JCC program participant or staff member has been diagnosed with or in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, we will follow guidance from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to determine when the participant or staff member can return to the JCC.
Many JCC services and classes are now available online. See the JCC Virtual Experience page for details.