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Dear Springfield JCC Members,

We have a few exciting updates to share with you around “Safer at the J,” a new initiative created to share our COVID-19 safety protocols with our community. Because community is at the heart of everything we do, one of our top priorities is the health, safety and wellbeing of our members. 

With that being said, we are thrilled to announce the creation of the Medical Advisory Committee. This group is providing guidance to us surrounding JCC operational decisions as they relate to COVID-19. 

Our decisions will continue to be based on science and we look forward to a day when COVID-19 is a thing of the past. In the meantime, we are here to provide you a safe and secure place to experience community. 

Here are a few operational changes we want to make you aware of:

  1. The Health & Wellness staff will be sanitizing the fitness areas multiple times a day. Members will be provided with CDC-approved sanitation products to sanitize the items they used during their workout. 
  2. The facility hours are being extended, starting April 5. We will now be open until 7:30 pm Monday – Thursday and we look forward to better accommodating your needs surrounding the use of the facility. 
  3. We’ve tightened our COVID-19 protocols for staff. As important members of our community who have gone above and beyond during this time, we want you to know how seriously the staff takes your safety. 

More details around the extended operating hours will be heading your way soon. In the meantime, please reference the infographic below for a quick and easy-to-read synopsis of what has changed! 

UPDATE
We have suspended the ability to purchase guest passes for INDOOR ACTIVITY until further notice.  We do, however, welcome guests to purchase a day pass to participate in any outdoor group exercise class, or to enjoy our outdoor facilities.

Health & Wellness Protocols and Registrations

General

Walk-ins welcome for to use our fitness equipment.

Reservations are required for the pool, group exercise, pickleball, and basketball. View the schedules and make your reservations today with SignUpGenius.

  1. Go to SignUpGenius.com and create an account using the same email address you use for Springfield JCC e-newsletters and input a new password.
  2. You will see “Sign Ups I’ve Been Invited To.”
  3. Click to sign up for outdoor group exercise classes, pickleball, basketball, lap swim, family swim lane, or to use the baby pool.

Questions? Email Susan Whirty.

Group Exercise

Reservations are required for group exercise. Click here to view our group exercise schedule. Make your reservations today with SignUpGenius.

  1. Go to SignUpGenius.com and create an account using the same email address you use for Springfield JCC e-newsletters and input a new password.
  2. You will see “Sign Ups I’ve Been Invited To.”
  3. Click to sign up for outdoor group exercise classes, pickleball, basketball, lap swim, family swim lane, or to use the baby pool.

Questions? Email Susan Whirty.

Outdoor Fitness

Reservations are required for our outdoor fitness classes. Use SignUpGenius to view our outdoor fitness schedule and reserve your spot.

  1. Go to SignUpGenius.com and create an account using the same email address you use for Springfield JCC e-newsletters and input a new password.
  2. You will see “Sign Ups I’ve Been Invited To.”
  3. Click to sign up for outdoor group exercise classes, pickleball, basketball, lap swim, family swim lane, or to use the baby pool.

Questions? Email Susan Whirty.

Personal Training

Use SignUpGenius to reserve your spot for personal training.

  1. Go to SignUpGenius.com and create an account using the same email address you use for Springfield JCC e-newsletters and input a new password.
  2. You will see “Sign Ups I’ve Been Invited To.”
  3. Click to sign up for outdoor group exercise classes, pickleball, basketball, lap swim, family swim lane, or to use the baby pool.

Questions? Email Susan Whirty.

Locker Room Protocols

Locker Rooms Protocols:
  • J Members will enter the main entrance of the J (Converse Street parking lot, green awning)
  • Face covering and social distance required
  • Swimmers will access pool from the locker room with their mask on until entering the pool
  • Spa members will resume towel service ($1 per day if you are not a spa member)
  • Face covering required in locker room except when showering
  • Maximum of 20 members at a time in the locker room
  • Do not linger in the locker room
  • Disinfecting wipes are available for you
  • When the J Health & Wellness Center closes, locker rooms will close to allow for proper cleaning and overnight disinfecting. Please plan your visit accordingly.

Questions? Email Susan Whirty.

Virtual Fitness Schedule

Reservations are required for our virtual fitness classes. Click here to view our virtual group exercise schedule. Make your reservations today with SignUpGenius.

  1. Go to SignUpGenius.com and create an account using the same email address you use for Springfield JCC e-newsletters and input a new password.
  2. You will see “Sign Ups I’ve Been Invited To.”
  3. Click to sign up for outdoor group exercise classes, pickleball, basketball, lap swim, family swim lane, or to use the baby pool.

Questions? Email Susan Whirty.

Springfield JCC Virtual Fitness Disclaimer:
Springfield JCC video content is for entertainment only. The Springfield JCC is not a medical organization and its instructors or staff cannot provide medical advice or diagnosis.

Physical exercise in all forms, even without equipment, is a strenuous physical activity. As such, you should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this fitness program or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for you. If you are predisposed to a medical condition that may be worsened by physical exercise, please do not start this fitness program. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately. If you think you are having a medical or health emergency, call your health care professional, or 911 immediately.

Programming at the J

Adult & Cultural Programming

Our spring Life Lessons adult education class offerings are a mix of socially-distanced in-person classes and virtual programming. We’re currently in the process of planning outdoor programs for late spring. Stay tuned for more details!

All scheduled Literatour and Book Fest in Your Living Room author events are virtual and will take place on Zoom.

Questions? Contact Bev Nadler.

Youth Programming

Youth recreation is back! Starting the week of April 26, the J will be offering after-school youth sport programs and swim lessons. Click here for full details. Questions? Contact Kim O’Neill.

The J’s Early Learning Center and Kids Space programs are currently accepting applications for 2021-2022 school year and are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to be able to add more students to their programs as soon as the CDC allows it. Questions? Contact Jennifer McGowan (Early Learning Center) or Maureen Marchacos (Kids Space).

Our Kehillah Department provides quality social, recreational, and enrichment programs for children with special needs. We’re currently offering hybrid in-person and virtual programs in order to accommodate everyone’s needs. Click here for a list of our current Kehillah youth programs. Questions? Contact Tina Edwards.

Kehillah (Special Needs) Programming

Our Kehillah Department provides quality social, recreational, and enrichment programs for children, teens, and adults with special needs. We’re currently offering hybrid in-person and virtual programs in order to accommodate everyone’s needs.

Click here for a list of our current Kehillah youth programs.
Click here for a list of our current Kehillah programs for teens and adults.
Click here for more information on Project R.I.D.E.
Click here for more information on Adaptive Aquatics.

Questions? Contact Tina Edwards.

J Camp

It’s the same camp you’ve always loved, but this time with masks, social distancing, and sanitizer! Our 2021 summer camp program runs from June 21 through August 20.

Click here for more information.
Click here to register.

Questions? Contact Kyle Andolina.

Community Support

Local Emergency Food Drive: Spearheaded by Rachel’s Table.

Rachel’s Table: Outrun Hunger has gone virtual.

American Red Cross: Donate Blood

Home Projects Ideas to Support Front Line Workers:

  • Decorate hearts and place them in your window
  • Decorate your driveway with chalk
  • Send meals to staff at a local hospital