COVID-19 UPDATES & FAQS

Effective 9/3/2021

WHAT ARE THE JCC OPERATING HOURS?

The York JCC is operating under regular business hours.

WHERE DO I ENTER WHEN RETURNING TO THE YORK JCC?

Members: please bring your York JCC membership card and be prepared to scan your barcode to enter the facility. The Customer Experience Team will then request that you scan again at the front desk to check in.

Non-Members: please bring your photo ID – you will receive a guest pass.

Childcare: entrance to the facility will continue to be accessible through the E.C.E. wing.

Summer Camp: entrance to the facility will be accessible through the side entrance door with doorbell.

WHAT WILL BE REQUIRED OF ME TO ENTER THE YORK JCC FACILITY?

If you are experiencing symptoms of illness or if you have recently been in contact with others experiencing symptoms of illness, please do not come to our facility. Instead, please seek medical attention.

WHAT IS THE MASK POLICY OF THE YORK JCC?

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, especially given the latest onset of the highly-contagious Delta variant, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is now strongly recommending that all individuals – vaccinated or unvaccinated – wear masks in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission, of which York is currently included.

As of Monday, August 9, 2021, the JCC  will adhere to the following protocols and procedures:

  • All individuals entering the JCC, 2 years of age and older, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are strongly recommended to wear a mask while indoors.
  • All COVID-19 safety measures and all CDC guidelines, which include enhanced cleaning procedures, will continue to be followed.
  • All JCC staff will be required to wear masks while indoors.
  • Masks will be available throughout our facilities for your convenience.

As of August 24, 2021, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Health ordered that effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021, all teachers, children ages 2 and older, staff, and any visitors of school entities, are required to wear a face covering (outlined in Section 1) while indoors, regardless of vaccination status, unless an exception (outlined in Section 3) applies.

As the JCC is legally obligated to adhere to the Order above, please ensure that you and your child wear a face covering upon entering the JCC’s educational programs (Gan Tamar, Gan Rimon, and J Club Before-and-After School Care). If you and/or your child do not have a mask, one will be provided.

We will continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC and Pennsylvania’s Department of Health and provide you updates as they become available.

Please help us by: 

  • Wearing a mask indoors
  • Staying home if you or your child are sick
  • Washing and sanitizing your hands before and after entering workout rooms, and before and after using equipment
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow, and disposing of tissues immediately
  • Placing dirty towels in the towel bins
  • Wiping down machines and equipment with disinfectant after each use
  • Bringing your own hand wipes, if desired, to wipe down individual hand weights or mats

CAN I JUST SHOW UP AND USE THE FITNESS CENTER OR POOL AS I DID BEFORE?

We are fully open and excited to welcome you back! Advance registration is only required for aquatics lap lanes. Please register via our online system or by calling our Customer Experience Team: 717.843.0918.

If you are not comfortable returning to the building, please take advantage of our digital classes through J Wired. These are already included in your membership!*

*Participation in J-Wired requires an active membership (no holds or freezes). Silver Sneakers and Silver&Fit members are welcome to upgrade their memberships to access J-Wired for an additional $15/month.

IS IT SAFE TO COME TO THE JCC?

Our facility is safe, clean, and ready for you! We are complying with CDC guidelines and enhanced cleaning protocols.

UPDATES BY DEPARTMENT

AQUATICS

Registration is required for lap lanes. Cancellation of a reservation is required by phone at least one hour prior to the reservation time.

Lap lane capacity: 2 people per lane. All swimmers are required to register.

Water fitness classes and open swim do not require registration and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Members are requested to limit participation in water fitness classes to one class per day.

Temperature checks are required for group and private swim lessons. The pool deck will be closed during lessons. Parents and guardians are not permitted on the pool deck during group and private swim lessons.

All relaxation areas (whirlpool, dry sauna and wet sauna) are open on a first-come, first-served basis. All members must be 16 years or older to use the relaxation areas.

FITNESS CENTER

The fitness center will maintain enhanced cleaning and social distancing protocols.

All cardio equipment is available for use.

Group fitness classes do not require registration and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CAMPS

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Health ordered that effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021, all teachers, children ages 2 and older, staff, and any visitors of school entities, are required to wear a face covering (outlined in Section 1) while indoors, regardless of vaccination status, unless an exception (outlined in Section 3) applies.

As the JCC is legally obligated to adhere to the Order above, please ensure that you and your child wear a face covering upon entering the JCC’s educational programs (Gan Tamar, Gan Rimon, and J Club Before-and-After School Care). If you and/or your child do not have a mask, one will be provided.

The York JCC will continue to follow all COVID-19 safety measures and all CDC guidelines, which include enhanced cleaning procedures of all spaces, limited class/group sizes, and support of ongoing family illness monitoring.

FAMILY SERVICES

Family Services Department (formerly JFS) will be reinstating some of its programs and services to elders, caregivers and individuals, while following all CDC guidelines to create a safe environment for both clients and volunteers.  Please call 717.843.5011 for more information.

CULTURE & ARTS

Our Culture & Arts Department will continue to provide quality programming with increased group sizes, while maintaining all social distancing guidelines.

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