COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The Weinstein JCC is committed to the health and safety of our community above all else and, particularly at a time when COVID-19 transmission is so high.

MASK REQUIREMENT

All members are required to wear masks covering their nose and mouth in the lobbies and hallways of the Weinstein JCC. Masks are also strongly recommended in the locker room changing areas and on the pool deck regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, 3-4 pm is mask hour every day in the Fitness Center. This hour allows our vulnerable members to workout with reduced exposure to others. All members much keep their masks on, even when exercising, during this hour.

The vaccination and mask policy will be updated based on CDC guidance, as well as guidance from local and state governmental health authorities. Updates or adjustments to this policy will be communicated on our website and in emails to our community.

There is a deeply held Jewish value of pikuach nefesh, which holds that the protection of human life is the highest priority above all other laws/requirements/freedoms. Thank you for joining the Weinstein JCC to combat COVID-19 and to keep our community safe.

We look forward to welcoming you back into community moments in the months ahead and want you to feel confident that we are doing this with your safety as our top priority.

What COVID-19 Preventive Measures Can You Take?

The Virginia Department of Health continues to recommend the same precautions that help to prevent the spread of those common illnesses:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol can be used if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when feeling sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For more information about COVID-19 preventative measure, please visit the CDC and Virginia Department of Health websites.

What Preventative Measures and Precautions is the Weinstein JCC Taking?

In addition to implementing the measures suggested by the CDC and other authorities, the Weinstein JCC is taking these specific precautions within our building:

  • Regularly cleaning and disinfecting the building throughout the day.
  • Encouraging all staff to stay home if they are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • All staff who work in close contact with children must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a weekly negative test result.
  • All vendors and independent contractors who come in close contact with our members and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a weekly negative test result.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you are required to follow these steps:

  • Do not visit the Weinstein JCC for a minimum of five days. Day 1 is the day following your positive test.
  • After these five days you are welcome to return as long as you are no longer considered contagious, meaning your symptoms have improved and you are fever free. If you choose to exercise at the Weinstein JCC during the next five days (after you are no longer considered contagious), you will be required to wear a mask in all spaces, including when exercising.

If you are fully vaccinated and have direct exposure to someone who tests positive, but they DO NOT live in your home:

  • If you have no symptoms: No quarantine is required, but you are required to wear a mask in all spaces at the Weinstein JCC for 10 days after your exposure, including when exercising.
  • If you have symptoms: You will need to quarantine for a minimum of five days. Please get a test on or after day five and follow the guidelines for positive cases listed above.

If you are NOT fully vaccinated and have direct exposure to someone who tests positive but they DO NOT live in your home:

  • If you have no symptoms: You will need to quarantine for a minimum of five days. Please get a test on or after day five and return when you test negative. We require you to wear a mask in all spaces, including when exercising, for five days after you are COVID-negative.
  • If you have symptoms: You will need to quarantine for a minimum of five days. Please get a test on or after day five and follow the guidelines for positive cases listed above.

If you are NOT fully vaccinated and have direct exposure to someone who tests positive but they DO NOT live in your home:

  • If you have no symptoms and are considered fully vaccinated: No quarantine is required, but you are required to wear a mask in all spaces at the Weinstein JCC, including when exercising, for 10 days after the COVID-positive individual in your household is no longer considered contagious.
  • If you have no symptoms and are not considered fully vaccinated: You will need to quarantine for minimum of five days after the COVID-positive individual in your household is no longer considered contagious. Please get a test on or after day five and return when you test negative. We require you to wear a mask in all spaces, including when exercising, for five days after you are COVID-negative.
  • If you have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status: You will need to quarantine for a minimum of five days. Please get a test on or after day five and follow the guidelines for positive cases listed above.

We are doing our best to track cases at the Weinstein JCC and to notify members of possible exposure.  If you recently tested positive after a visit to the Weinstein JCC, please contact our COVID Coordinator, Jennifer Adams, at jadams@weinsteinjcc.org for guidance.

We are continuously monitoring the situation and will provide updated information when available. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Jennifer Adams, COVID-19 Coordinator, at jadams@weinsteinjcc.org and she will respond as best and as quickly as possible.