The Latest Communication From Our Executive Director
June 17, 2020
Dear Alpert JCC Members,
We hope you and your family are doing well. We are happy to report that the initial reopening of our Early Childhood Education program has been successful. With the most recent news from local authorities approving the reopening of fitness centers and public swimming pools we are happy to inform you of our Fitness & Aquatics phased reopening plans.
It is our commitment to continue with a methodical approach weighing the pros and cons of each step. This deliberation process is in the best interest of all, as there is nothing more important to us than the health of our members and staff. Please know, our reopening phases will have capacity limitations on all programs and services. Below are details for our phase 1 plan. You will receive phase 2 and 3 details as we get closer to these dates. We appreciate your patience and support in the process.
Phase 1: Monday, June 22, 2020 – The Pool will reopen and Personal Training Sessions will commence.
- Reservations on a first come first serve will be required
- Open for lap swim only
- Limited hours: 6 am-8:30 am, 11 am-2 pm, 4pm-6 pm
- Limited basis: 1 person per lane/ 3 lanes total
- 45 minutes swim session per person
Personal Training Regulations:
- Limited basis by appointment only
- Limited hours: 6 am-8:30 am, 9:30 am- 2 pm, 3 pm-6 pm
- 30 or 45 minutes per session
On Friday, you will receive an email with instructions on how to reserve your lap swim and personal training sessions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to re-activate your membership.
Phase 2: Week of June 29, 2020 – The Fitness Center will reopen and a limited number of Group Fitness Classes will commence.
Phase 3: Week of July 6 – Expanded Group Fitness Class options
The virtual group fitness classes will continue, providing you in-person and online group fitness classes options.
The following areas and services are still closed:
- Locker Rooms – Including Club J
- Towel Service
- Basketball Courts
All members and staff coming into the building will be health screened (temperature taken and asked CDC recommended questions) and given an “I’ve been screened” sticker to wear for confirmation.
We ask all members to follow these policies in an effort to keep our community safe:
- If you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19 please do not come to the J.
- Please wear face coverings while entering, speaking with a staff member or member, and in all common areas.
- Please maintain the required social distancing of 6ft.
We look forward to serving our members both at our AJCC physical location and through our expanding array of virtual/online offers.
Thank you for your continuous partnership,
Jeffrey Rips Deborah Goldfarb
Executive Director Interim Executive Director
FAQ's About Reopening
Every person that intends to come into the building will be screened. Their temperature will be taken with a touchless thermometer and they will be asked the following questions:
- Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
- Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat?
- Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
- Have you experienced vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?
In addition, all adults will be required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands.
Our maintenance staff is disinfecting high touch surfaces as well as the restrooms every 30 min. We are happy to report we are going touchless! Touchless water dispensers have been installed around the building and we are currently working towards adding sensor faucets and toilets. In addition to this, we are using the Germfalcon. The first UV-C System designed for airplanes. You can learn more about the system by visiting https://www.germfalcon.com/. We are confident this will help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
Safely Welcoming You Back To The ECE
We are thrilled to announce that starting Jun 8, 2020, our Early Childhood Education will reopen for the summer session. Creating a safe and healthy environment for your children and our staff is our highest priority. In accordance with governmental orders and guidelines, we are taking extra precautions to help our community stay safe and healthy. Watch this video to see ECE’s new routines, health and safety protocols and everything the AJCC and ECE staff have been doing to prepare for our youngest members to come into a safe, healthy and welcoming environment.
What's Happening with June Events
Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and well-being of our members and staff, we have decided to cancel all Adult and Fitness programs and services until further notice. Good news! Some programs and events are available online! Visit https://alpertjcc.org/fitness-