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The JCC is Reopening!

Reopening Phase 1: Begins June 15!

The health and safety of community is the JCC’s top priority. Every decision made regarding our Phase 1 reopening has been through the lens of the health and safety of our members and staff.

The JCC has worked closely with long time partner, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, for continued guidance in our reopening plan.

Reopening Phase 1 is the first of a multi-phased plan to resume JCC fitness and wellness services in a safe and modified form in compliance with state, county and local guidelines and CDC recommendations, including mandatory masks, social distancing and sanitation practices, and extensive cleaning protocols.

When you walk through our doors, the JCC will look and feel a little different than pre-Covid 19, but we know you will welcome these changes as as we work together to make the JCC safe and enjoyable for the community.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we safely move forward together.

Welcome Back!

View this informational and virtual tour of your new JCC Fitness and Indoor Aquatics Experience 

 

Phase 1: Overview

Phase 1 will begin on Monday, June 15, with the reopening of some Fitness activities in our Squirrel Hill and South Hills locations.

On Thursday, June 18, we will reopen our Indoor Swimming Pools for Lap Swim Only, by reservation only through MINDBODY (click HERE for log-in and info).

Modified Operating Hours

To accommodate an enhanced schedule of cleaning and disinfecting, the JCC will be open:
Monday through Friday: 6 am-6 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am-1 pm

Phase 1 Flow Maps

Squirrel Hill Flow Map

South Hills Flow Map

Phase 1 – Overview
  • Member Fitness Entrances:
    Squirrel Hill: Centerfit Entrance through the Forbes Avenue garage.
    South Hills:
    Entrance remains the same.
  • Members only (no guests).
  • Children under age 13 may not use the facilities in Phase 1 (with the exception of those enrolled in ECDC).
  • Teens ages 13-15 must have a teen certification to work out in the Fitness Center
  • One-time Mandatory Waiver must be signed the first time you enter the building. This will take place on an iPad as part of the screening. 
  • Masks must be worn at all times by everyone age 2 and older (updated July 1, 2020)
  • Social Distancing is required.
  • Temperature Check and brief Health Screening upon entry.
  • Hands-free Hand Sanitizer Stations have been added throughout our facilities.
  • Disinfecting Stations have been set up throughout the facilities.
  • Hands-Free Water Bottle Filling Stations: Water fountains have been limited to water filling stations only. Please bring your own water bottles.
  • Some Fitness areas will remain closed including locker rooms, group exercise studios and spinning rooms.
  • Reservations through MINDBODY (click HERE for log-in and info)are required for Lap Swim.
  • Personal Training:
    Current clients can schedule with their Trainer.
    New clients – Please contact Laurie Wood (Squirrel Hill) or Bonnie Livingston (South Hills) to get started.
  • Credit card on file only. No cash transactions.
  • Services that are not available:
    • All Locker Rooms**
    • Group Exercise or HIIT classes*
    • Spinning (Squirrel Hill)
    • Pickleball
    • Open Gym Play
    • Small Training Pool
    • Towel service
    • Short Stop babysitting
    • Vending machines
    • Rentals and birthday parties

* Until we are able to offer classes in our buildings, we encourage you to work out at home. Choose from our robust schedule of LIVE group exercise classes HERE

**If you need to pick up belongings from Centerfit Platinum, please email [email protected]

If you have a current COVID-19 diagnosis or you are experiencing any of the following symptoms which could be symptoms of COVID-19 (fever of 99.5 or higher, cough, chills, headache, shortness of breath, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, muscle pain), or you have had contact with a person that has been diagnosed with or suspected to have COVID-19 within the last 14 days, we encourage you to consult with a health professional and return to the JCC when cleared to do so.

We’re moving forward together! For questions, please call 412-521-8011 or email [email protected]

For updated information:

Allegheny County Health Department

Information from the Centers for Disease Control, Click HERE

Phase 1: Health and Safety
Phase 1- Cleaning and Sanitizing
Protocols meet and exceed CDC guidelines
  • Cleaning agents used to sanitize the facilities and equipment are EPA compliant to neutralize. viruses including Covid-19
  • High-touch areas will be disinfected frequently throughout the day
  • The Fitness Center will be disinfected daily; members must clean equipment before and after their workout; staff will follow up after each use.
  • Disinfecting Stations have been set up throughout the facilities.
  • Commercial cleaning and janitorial services will perform deep cleaning and disinfecting throughout the building daily.
  • HVAC adjustments and filter replacements have been installed following CDC guidance.
Health and Safety Protocols
  • Health Screenings will be given by a staff member when you enter the building. This will include a questionnaire and temperature check
  • Social Distancing will be maintained. We have set up our spaces and activities so that you can maintain safe physical distances with practices and cues that include:
    -Public spaces and pathways are marked
    -Equipment is spaced
    -Locker rooms are closed
    -The number of visitors allowed in the building and in each open space has been adjusted in compliance with CDC regulations.
Sanitizing
  • Hands-free Hand Sanitizer Stations have been added throughout facilities.
  • Disinfecting Stations have been set up throughout the facilities.
  • Members are required to wipe down equipment after each use.
  • Hands-Free Water Bottle Filling Stations: Water fountains have been limited to water filling stations only. Please bring your own water bottles.

Phase 1: Fitness
Phase 1 – Fitness
Facilities will be available for Cardio, Weight Training and Personal Training (one on one)

Social distancing:

  • Fitness equipment has been reconfigured for social distancing.
  • Additional fitness areas have been created for social distancing.
    Squirrel Hill: Kaufmann Gym
    South Hills: Social Hall.
  • Separate areas have been created for one-on-one personal training.

Room capacities in accordance with CDC guidelines

Clean equipment: Members are required to wipe equipment before and after use. Disinfecting Stations have been set up throughout the facilities.

Towels: No towel service; please bring a towel.

Water: Water fountains turned off; water bottle refill is on. Please bring your own water bottle.

Timed workouts: We ask that you work out no longer than 45 minutes in each area – pool, cardio, strength training.

Masks: As of July 1, masks must be worn at all times by everyone age 2 and older.

Personal Training

  • Current clients can schedule with their Trainer.
  • New clients – Please contact Laurie Wood (Squirrel Hill) or Bonnie Livingston (South Hills) to get started.
  • We continue to offer Virtual Personal Training.

Bathrooms are available only on the Main Floor in Squirrel Hill and in the Lobby in the South Hills.

Fitness facilities are open for individuals age 16 years and older or 13 years and older who have passed their Teen Certification.

Phase 1: Aquatics
Phase 1 – Aquatics

Pool – Lap Swim only

Reservation only through MINDBODY for 45-minute sessions

  • Log-in HERE
  • For more info, click HERE

Locker rooms and showers closed except for a small changing area accessible after swimming.

Please wear swim suit prior to entering the building.

Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled swim time.

Bathrooms are available only on the Main Floor in Squirrel Hill and in the Lobby in the South Hills.

Belongings can be left in designated space on the pool deck upon entering.

Social distancing enforced in the pool and on the pool deck.

One swimmer per lane.

Reminder to Swimmers

Demand is high for the limited swim times during our Phase 1 reopening.

If you can’t make the time that you reserved, please cancel so a fellow swimmer can have your lane. To cancel:

  • More than 24 hours before your reservation: Cancel on MINDBODY
  • Within 24 hours of your designated swim time, please call 412-697-3544 (Concierge Desk) or email [email protected] during business hours.

FAQs

When can I reserve a swim time?

You can reserve up to 2 days before the swim time. For example, to reserve a time on June 18, you can sign up starting at 12 am June 16.

Please note: Members can only sign up for one 45-minute session per day.

What is the schedule for swim times?

All swim times will start 15 minutes after the hour and will run for 45 minutes.

On weekdays, sessions begin at 6:15 am and the last swim time begins at 5:15 pm.

Since the locker rooms are closed, how do I dress to swim and then change out of my wet swimsuit?

Come dressed in your swimsuit. After you swim, you will be able to use the locker room to change into dry clothes only.  Please note that showers are not available.

Can I reserve a lane to share with my partner or family?

No, only one person to a lane, even if they are in the same household. If a husband and a wife, or a family, want to swim at the same time, they each must have their own lane, so they will both need to sign up separately.

Will you take walk-ins?

A 15-minute grace period will be extended for members who have reserved a lane. After that, a walk-in is free to take their lane for the remaining 30 minutes of the session.

Phase 1: JCC Spaces and Activities
Phase 1 – Entering the Building
  • One-time Mandatory Waiver must be signed the first time you enter the building. This will take place on an iPad as part of the screening. 
  • Masks: As of July 1, masks must be worn at all times by everyone age 2 and older.
  • Health Screening: Upon entry, all members and staff will be given a brief health screening and temperature check. 
  • Squirrel Hill:
    Members
    will enter the facility through Centerfit Garage on Forbes Avenue. All members will be screened in a single-file 6 feet apart. Please expect possible delays at peak times.
    Early Childhood Development Center only access is through the entrance on Darlington Road.
    Staff only entrance is on Forbes Avenue.
  • South Hills: Members will enter through the main entrance with the exception of Early Childhood Development Center drop-offs and pickups from the ECDC wing.
Fitness Areas
  • Masks: As of July 1, masks must be worn at all times by everyone age 2 and older.
  • Set-up for Safe Social Distancing: 
    • Equipment has been moved to allow for 6-foot physical distancing.  This includes equipment moved to the Kaufmann Gym in Squirrel Hill and the Social Hall in the South Hills.
    • 45-minute time slots will be allocated and staff will monitor use.
    • Members will be required to wipe down the equipment they have used. No exceptions.
  • Hands-Free Water Bottle Filling Stations: Water fountains have been limited to water filling stations only. Please bring your own water bottles.
  • Short Stop babysitting services will be unavailable until further notice.
  • Lockers will not be available.
  • Under current CDC guidelines, wet areas which includes showers, will not be available.
Activities
  • Private Personal Training is available for one-on-one, in compliance with social distancing.
  • Group Exercise classes on site are not yet being offered. Until we are able to offer classes in our buildings, we encourage you to work out at home. Choose from our robust schedule of LIVE group exercise classes HERE
  • Indoor Pools – Lap Swim Only: Squirrel Hill and South Hills will open Monday, June 18.  Minimal changing areas will be available.  All swimming lanes must be scheduled through MINDBODY (click HERE for log-in and info).
  • Henry Kaufmann Family Park is not open to members at this time, only for day camp.

Dear JCC Members,

We thank you for your patience during our closure due to Covid-19. We are very excited to be reopening our buildings and resuming services and programming in a safe and modified form while continuing our online programming on #JCCPGHVirtual.

Please read the following policies in regards to our membership billing:

The JCC last drafted membership dues on March 2, 2020. Soon after with the pandemic reached Allegheny County, the JCC closed its doors on March 15, 2020. We are happy to announce that our doors will now be reopening for Phase 1 of a multi-phase reopening plan starting June 15, 2020.

Because the reopening is mid-month, the JCC will not be drafting a June payment and instead will apply the remainder of the March credit towards June membership dues.

Members who have elected to donate their June fee and/or members who have children participating in our Early Childhood Development Center at South Hills or Squirrel Hill, J&R Day Camp, Specialty Camps, or South Hills Day Camp will see billing of their membership fees for June resume on June 12, 2020.

All other members’ regularly scheduled membership dues payments will resume on July 1, 2020, and the 1st business day of each month moving forward.

Those members with a Platinum membership upgrade will not be billed Platinum membership fees at this time as many of these services remain suspended.

As our members’ safety will always be our highest priority, any JCC member who is not yet ready to begin resumption of their membership may elect to freeze their dues at no charge through August 31, 2020.

We look forward to continuing to serve you and our community for many years to come.

Early Childhood Development Center

On June 1, we reopened Early Childhood Development Center programs at both our Squirrel Hill and South Hills locations.

View ECDC Reopening FAQs HERE

JCC Camps 

JCC Day Camps’ re-opening plans: 

Update May 27

Health and Safety Protocols and Summer 2020 Day Camps FAQs:

Registration information – Click HERE


Emma Kaufmann Camp

EKC is offering Family Retreats at Camp Summer 2020

Learn More

Emma Kaufmann Camp Announcement June 2: “After careful consideration, it is heartbreaking to share the painful decision to forgo our 2020 EKC Summer Camp program.” Read more: Update June 2

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