Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center
POLICY: One Month COVID Mitigation Strategy
Start Date: September 8, 2021 (phased implementation)
End Date: September 30, 2021 unless extended for an additional month
The Kahn JCC is a values-driven organization where the preservation of life and the wellbeing of our members, staff, guests, and community are our highest priorities. Due the recent COVID-19 Delta variant surge and the risk it poses to both the vaccinated and unvaccinated, the lay and professional leadership crafted this policy to keep those who use our facility as safe as possible, and to do our part to help end the pandemic and protect the community we share. This policy was developed with the guidance of the most recent CDC guidelines as well as the advice of local medical advisors who are most familiar with the spread of COVID-19 in the local community.
The goal of the policy implementation is to mitigate the risk of and prevent if possible both the contracting and spreading of COVID-19 by users of the Kahn JCC facility. This policy will apply to all who use the facility. The policy will be re-evaluated prior to its expiration or as new information becomes available from the CDC and/or medical advisors that warrants evaluation.
Beginning Wednesday, September 8, 2021, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, 2 years and older will be required to wear masks while using the facility including during in person classes/programs. The only exceptions are a) those who are fully vaccinated may choose, though this is not recommended, to remove their masks while engaged in active aerobic exercise only while in the designated fitness center, and b) masking will not be required while in the pool.
Beginning Wednesday, September 8, 2021, all fitness and aquatics classes will be modified as needed to ensure distancing of at least 6 feet between participants. This will take a variety of forms depending on the type of activity including capacity limitations, time limitations, designated personal exercise space, moving classes to larger spaces, and online/hybrid offerings. Because distancing cannot be maintained or enforced, the locker rooms will not be available while this policy is active. Any activity may be suspended at any time while this policy is active if staff identify participants that are unable/unwilling to remain distanced.
III. Vaccination Status
Beginning Friday, September 10, 2021, when entering the building all individuals ages 12 and over only will be required to show either proof of full vaccination (defined as two weeks after the second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine)
– OR –
proof of a negative result from a PCR COVID test conducted within the three days leading up to facility use (for those in the facility 5 days or more out of any 7, this will require 2 tests spaced 3 to 4 days apart).