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Jewish Community Center

Operating Guidelines & Updates

Welcome Back to the J

Updated September 15

Opening FAQs
Member ReleaseWellness Questionnaire

Make Reservations

Thank you in advance for continuing to follow our procedures – bring your wellness questionnaires, wear a mask when not actively working out or swimming, wipe down your equipment before and after use, and wash or sanitize hands before and after working out.

Your guests are still welcome – but they must be part of your reservation at the pool. All guests must accompany a J member, and passes must either be used from your account or purchased with a credit or debit card (no cash). Additionally, a health screening and member release must be signed by the guest or guardian. To bring a guest for court sports, group exercise or to our indoor pools, reservations are required.

Our reopening procedures are in compliance with the guidelines issued by the St. Louis County Executive that are designed to protect the health and safety of our members and our staff. You can see the guidelines here. All of these procedures are subject to change.

Fitness Center Hours

Fitness Center

  • Monday–Thursday, 5:30am–9pm *
  • Friday, 5:30am-6pm*
  • Saturday–Sunday, 7am–6pm*
    • *We will close twice each day for cleaning: from 10-11am and 3-4pm
  • The hours of 11am-12pm, Monday-Friday are designated for our older/vulnerable populations
Indoor & Outdoor Pools

Our capacity is limited by county guidelines, and you must make reservations for lap swimming, water walking and recreational pool time. Also per county guidelines, we are unable to open the water features.

Indoor Pools

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur

  • General Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday: 5:30am-8pm
    • Friday: 5:30am-6pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: 7am-6pm
    • We will close twice each day for cleaning: 10-11am and 3-4pm.

Lap Swim

  • Lap swim/water walking will be available by reservation, one person per lane. We are unable to reserve specific lanes.

Water Walking

  • Monday-Thursday: 5:30am – 9:30am, 11am-3pm
  • Friday: 5:30am-9:30, 11am-3pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: 7am-6pm

Free Swim

  • Monday – Thursday: 4-8pm
  • Friday: 4-6pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11am-6pm

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield

  • General Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday: 5:30am-8pm
    • Friday: 5:30am-6pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: 7am-6pm
    • We will close twice each day for cleaning: 10-11am and 3-4pm

Lap Swim

  • Lap swim/water walking will be available by reservation, one person per lane. We are unable to reserve specific lanes.

Water Walking

  • Monday-Friday: 5:30am-1pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 7am-10am

Make Reservations

General Operating Procedures

Reservations:

Make Reservations

To ensure the best possible experience for all, on-site group exercise classes, lap lanes, recreational pool time and court sports will require reservations. You can make reservations 48 hours in advance of your desired visit time on our website. Open fitness no longer requires reservations.

  • Racquetball and squash reservations can be made by contacting the J’s membership services department at 314-442-3173 or memberservices@jccstl.org between 8am and 6pm.

For more information about reservations, click here.

General Operations:

  • Neither members nor staff should enter the building if they are not feeling well, exhibiting any symptoms of illness, or if anyone they are living with or have been in contact with have tested positive for the coronavirus. It is recommended that members take their temperature at home, as it will be taken before you are allowed to enter any of the J’s facilities.
    (Temperature must be 100.4 or lower to enter the building.)
  • Members must sign a release stating their understanding of the health risk at this time.
  • Members will fill out a wellness questionnaire before each visit.
  • Members and staff should maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet.
  • Staff will wear personal protective equipment (masks and gloves).
  • Members must wear a mask unless actively working out.
  • Your guests are welcome – but they must be part of your reservation at the pool. All guests must accompany a J member, and passes must either be used from your account or purchased with a credit or debit card (no cash). Additionally, a health screening and member release must be signed by the guest or guardian. To bring a guest for court sports, group exercise or to our outdoor or indoor pools, reservations are required.
  • Membership service and sales will be available by appointment: contact memberservices@jccstl.org
  • We cannot provide coffee at this time.
  • We cannot provide babysitting at this time.
  • We cannot provide massage at this time.

Entry and Wayfinding:

  • Our building capacity is limited. Please make reservations for on-site group exercise classes, lap lanes, recreational pool time and court sports.
  • Members should bring their own towel and water bottle.
  • All members will use the Fitness & Wellness entrance at SFC and fitness entrance at Fox.
  • Members must wash hands at hand washing or sanitizing stations in the vestibule before entering the building.
  • All members (and staff) will have their temperature checked before entry. Your temperature must be 100.4 or lower to access the building.
  • Members will enter doors on the right side and follow the path to the fitness center. Please respect the recommended 6ft. distance between you and other members and staff.
  • Limit elevator use to one person at a time.

Locker rooms and restrooms:

  • Restrooms will be open in all areas with handwashing guidelines posted.
  • Locker rooms:
    • Please continue to bring your own towel.
    • Please respect a 6-foot distance between you and others.
    • Showers are intended for swimmers only at this time. Please spray showers before and after use.
    • Steam room, sauna, and whirlpool will be unavailable at this time.
    • The Men’s Health Club lounge area will remain closed.
    • Gym bags and purses will be allowed. All purses and gym bags should be locked in lockers; no bags will be allowed on the fitness floor.
Gymnasium, Racquetball & Court Sports

Court sports are back! We must adhere to the adult sports guidelines issued by St. Louis County, but we are very happy to announce the return of open basketball, pickleball, badminton, table tennis, racquetball and squash. During this time, the J cannot provide balls or rackets, so please bring your own.

Pickleball, table tennis, badminton, racquetball and squash will be open for singles and doubles play, and basketball will be available for 3-on-3 play. There will be no rotator spaces available at this time. Reservations are for one hour for open play, so you will reserve a time for yourself only.

Click here to make court sports reservations (badminton, table tennis and pickleball). Racquetball and squash reservations will still be made through your J Account. Click here to make your reservations.

Please note for those returning for court sports (and everyone else): on your first visit you must sign a release stating your understanding of the health risk at this time, and on every visit, you must bring a signed wellness questionnaire.

Locker Rooms

Locker rooms will open on Monday.

  • Please continue to bring your own towel.
  • Please respect a 6-foot distance between you and others.
  • Showers are intended for swimmers only at this time. Please spray showers before and after use.
  • Steam room, sauna, and whirlpool will be unavailable at this time.
  • Gym bags and purses will be allowed. All purses and gym bags should be locked in lockers; no bags will be allowed on the fitness floor.
Group Exercise, Personal Training & Reformer Pilates

Make Reservations

Group Exercise classes:

  • We will continue to offer more than 70 group exercise classes each week, available via our Group Ex Facebook Group and Zoom, at no additional cost.
  • A limited number of group ex classes will be offered on-site. Reserve your space.
  • RSVP & Waitlist Policy: RSVP’d members will have a five-minute grace period from the time Group Exercise class begins. If you are more than five minutes late for class, and there is a waitlist, a waitlisted member will be allowed to join the class in your place.
  • For more information about reservations, click here.

Group Ex Schedules
Your Virtual J

Personal Training & Reformers Pilates:                

  • Sessions may be booked through your trainer or instructor.
Fitness Center & Track

Fitness Center & Track:

  • To comply with St. Louis County distancing guidelines (10-12 feet), many pieces of cardio and weight equipment have been taken out of use.
  • Drinking fountains will be closed, but bottle fillers will be available.
  • Members must disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • Track will be for walkers only, single file.
  • Cleaning and fitness center exit guidelines will be posted.
Virtual J

Virtual J:

  • We will continue to offer 70 group exercise classes each week, online and in person, at no additional cost.
  • Many other virtual programs are available here at no additional charge.

Your Virtual J

These procedures are subject to change based on updated guidelines we may receive from St. Louis County. All cleaning and sanitation protocols are certified effective by the County and the CDC. Our staff will clean at regular intervals throughout the day, and we will sanitize at the end of each day.

In the event that we are informed of a positive COVID-19 test result, we will immediately notify and coordinate with local health officials. These officials will help the J’s management team determine the appropriate course of action for the exposure, which may include temporarily closing an area or a building. We will communicate that course of action with you at our earliest opportunity.

Virtual J

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