COVID-19 Updates

Mask Policy

UPDATED COVID-19 MASK POLICY (posted 8/3/21):
As we continue to move through the Covid-19 pandemic, we ask you to continue partnering with JCCNS leadership, staff, and members by following our requested and required mask protocols. Due to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases, and the uncertainty of the spread of the Delta variant, we have made some changes to our requirements, while we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our entire community.

As of Thursday, August 5th:
Whether vaccinated or not, we are now requiring EVERYONE to wear a mask when entering and exiting the JCCNS building, and while in any common/shared spaces throughout the building including hallways, locker rooms and Health Centers.

Those who are vaccinated may remove their masks for participation in Group Ex classes, while on the fitness floor, and while participating in aquatics classes. We still require those who are not vaccinated to remain masked at all times.

We will continue to consult with our medical committee, the CDC, the State of Massachusetts and our local Board of Health as guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic evolve.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

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Welcome Back! Update May 24, 2021

Dear JCCNS Members and Community,

As you likely know, last Monday Governor Baker announced that Massachusetts will lift its remaining COVID restrictions on May 29, Memorial Day weekend.

We are thrilled to have reached this time and are delighted to share some updates to our building protocols and offerings (as of May 29th.)

BEGINNING ON MAY 29th:

If you have received your Covid-19 vaccination, you are NOT required to wear a mask inside or outside of the JCCNS facility.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we strongly urge you to continue to wear your mask inside the building.

  • Lap Swim will still require pre-registration.
  • The Men’s and Women’s Health Centers will be open for full capacity and with all amenities beginning May 29th.
  • MASKS WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED in the building (except for the Early Childhood Center classes, which are governed by a separate entity.)
  • We will no longer require completion of the MotionVibe health assessment prior to entering the building.
  • There will be no pre-registration required for the fitness floor or for fitness classes, except for Spin, TRX, and Barre (which will still be accessible on MotionVibe.)
  • We will release our new summer Group Ex schedule (beginning on June 7th) that will include a variety of outdoor classes and more indoor classes.
  • We will be announcing extended building/fitness floor hours beginning on June 7th, so stay tuned!
  • And, rest assured, our enhanced cleaning protocols will continue!

Once again, we are delighted to move forward and we want to thank our members and leadership for their steadfast support and encouragement during this challenging time period. We are truly delighted to welcome back previous and new members and, as always, we are committed to creating programs, spaces and opportunities for everyone to gather safely and engage as a community.

JOIN US AT THE J! 

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Health and Safety Upgrades

The safety of our members, community, and staff will always be our first priority.

Our dedicated maintenance staff have made several upgrades and modifications to our spaces to be sure safety and cleanliness, including:

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  • All classrooms, bathrooms, offices, and exercise rooms used have specific cleaning checklists to be filled out by our maintenance and cleaning staff throughout the day to keep track of cleaning efficiency;
  • All staff will be following the CDC guidelines for cleaning protocol;
  • Our extensive list of cleaning products are EPA registered disinfectants and sanitizers, mixed by an automated system to ensure proper ratios;
  • Installed new Merv 13 filters in every HVAC unit in the facility;
  • Installed two brand new commercial grade exhaust fans in the lobby near skylight;
  • Replaced 3 RTU’s in critical areas (weight room, cardio, and spin rooms) to increase airflow, creating a safer environment;
  • HVAC ducts will be maintained with professional cleaning.
  • Installed a new air flow system for the indoor pool area;
  • Installed acrylic dividers upon arrival at the Welcome Center;
Everyone's Welcome

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