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Jewish Community Center

Operating Guidelines & Updates

Welcome Back to the J

Updated May 21

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Opening FAQs

Updated Mask Policy (May 14, 2021)

  • Members and staff who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask at the J, although they may choose to do so.
  • Members and staff who are not vaccinated are expected to continue to wear a mask.
  • ALL MEMBERS and staff will be required to wear a mask from 10–11am in the fitness centers on weekdays (excluding holidays), an hour we are reserving for those who prefer to or must wear a mask while working out.
  • Our staff has been asked to remind members and guests to wear their masks where required. Thank you for your cooperation and for continuing to help keep the J a safe place for all.
Fitness Center Hours

Fitness Center

  • Monday–Thursday, 5:30am–9pm
  • Friday, 5:30am-6pm
  • Saturday–Sunday, 7am–6pm
Indoor & Outdoor Pools

  • Outdoor pools open Saturdays & Sundays starting May 15 through Memorial Day, then are open daily.
  • Those fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks. Those who are not vaccinated are not required to wear a mask while sitting or lounging on the pool deck but are required while moving about (e.g., to and from the restroom).
  • The entrance to the pool is through the main building entrance at both J locations. The outdoor pool entrance at SFC is closed.

Click here for full pool hours.

General Operating Procedures

Reservations:

Make Reservations

Reservations are required for group exercise classes. You can make reservations 48 hours in advance of your desired class time on our website or via our new smart phone app.

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 and staff should maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet.
  • Staff will wear personal protective equipment (masks and gloves).
  • Updated Mask Policy (May 14, 2021)
    • Members and staff who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask at the J, although they may choose to do so.
    • Members and staff who are not vaccinated are expected to continue to wear a mask.
    • ALL MEMBERS and staff will be required to wear a mask from 10–11am in the fitness centers on weekdays (excluding holidays), an hour we are reserving for those who prefer to or must wear a mask while working out.
  • Your guests are welcome. All guests must accompany a J member, and passes must either be used from your account or purchased with a credit or debit card. Additionally, a health screening and member release must be signed by the guest or guardian. To bring a guest for group exercise, 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.

Entry and Wayfinding:

  • Members should bring their own water bottle. Towel service returns May 15.
  • All members will use the Fitness & Wellness entrance at SFC and fitness entrance at Fox.
  • 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:
    • Towel service returns May 15.
    • Please respect a 6-foot distance between you and others.
    • Please spray showers before and after use.
    • Steam room and sauna are unavailable at this time.
    • Whirlpools are open with limited capacity.
    • Gym bags and purses are allowed but may not be brought to the fitness floor. Only small, drawstring bags will be permitted in the fitness center and must be stowed in cubbies. We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.  Please lock valuables in a locker.
Gymnasium, Racquetball & Court Sports

We are very happy to announce the return of open basketball, pickleball, badminton, table tennis, racquetball and squash.

Updated Mask Policy (May 14, 2021)

  • Members and staff who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask at the J, although they may choose to do so.
  • Members and staff who are not vaccinated are expected to continue to wear a mask.
  • ALL MEMBERS and staff will be required to wear a mask from 10–11am in the fitness centers on weekdays (excluding holidays), an hour we are reserving for those who prefer to or must wear a mask while working out.
Locker Rooms

Locker rooms are now open.

  • Towel service returns May 15.
  • Please respect a 6-foot distance between you and others.
  • Please spray showers before and after use.
  • Steam room and sauna are unavailable at this time.
  • Whirlpools are open with limited capacity.
  • Gym bags and purses are allowed but may not be brought to the fitness floor. Only small, drawstring bags will be permitted in the fitness center and must be stowed in cubbies. We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.  Please lock valuables in a locker.
Group Exercise, Personal Training & Reformer Pilates

Make Reservations

Group Exercise classes:

  • More than 60 virtual classes are offered each week to our members through our online J Community. Membership is required to access these classes and our online library of recorded classes. Click here for more information about setting up your online account.
  • We are slowly increasing the number of group ex classes 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 & Reformer 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 walking only.
  • Cleaning guidelines will be posted.
Virtual J

Virtual J:

  • More than 60 virtual group ex classes are offered each week to our members through our online J Community. Membership is required to access these classes and our online library of recorded classes. Click here for more information about setting up your online account.

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.

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