The Latest Communication From Our Executive Director
May 22, 2020
Dear Alpert JCC Members,
We hope you are all well, safe and healthy. As promised, we want to give you an update on our reopening plans.
While we continue to adhere to guidelines set by Governor Newson, the CDC, and the Department of Health for our entire organization, our team has been working with local and state officials to begin planning a course for reopening our JCC. We are pleased to announce that the Alpert JCC will begin a phased reopening of our Early Childhood Education Program on June 8, 2020 and we are targeting a July 6 date for our other summer youth programs.
For the safety of our children and staff, and to ensure that we are fully able to implement security and health procedures, we will be limiting all others in the building until we are able to safely open other programs.
ECE & Summer Youth Program Families will be receiving a separate communication with more details about our modified summer program.
While we wish we could go back to “normal” once we reopen, our protocols from entering the building, to capacity limitations and elimination of congregating areas will all be different. These new protocols will ensure a safe and socially distant environment.
Although we don’t have any specific dates, we want you to know that as more programs open up, each program will be modified to adhere to health and safety guidance received to date. These include, but are not limited to, lower group capacities, daily health screening for participants and staff, additional COVID-19 waivers, and the use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for all JCC staff and required participants, and the implementation of a reservation system.
We thank you for your patience as our planned modifications will continue to be highly fluid and evolving as we receive further guidance in the days, weeks and months ahead.
The health and safety of our community continues to be the highest priority for the Alpert JCC. We look forward to a phased reopening of our facilities to our members and community and will continue to serve you through virtual programs and online opportunities.
We are proud that many of our programs will continue to function virtually and we are in the process of expanding our offerings over the next few weeks. We hope you will continue (or start) to participate in our virtual fitness classes and other on-line events. Please stay connected with us through our social media channels; facebook.com/alpertjcc and instagram.com/alpert_jcc, our website alpertjcc.org, and through our emails.
Thank you for your understanding, cooperation and support during this time. We greatly appreciate your confidence in our efforts.
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 through the end of June. Good news! Some programs and events are available online! Visit https://alpertjcc.org/fitness-