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Vaccine Policy + Mask Requirements


All individuals over the age of 12 are required to show proof of full vaccination each time when entering the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan at 334 Amsterdam Avenue and JCC Harlem at 318 West 118th Street. You may present your New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe app, or your vaccination card for building and program entry. While NYC guidelines relate specifically to indoor fitness, dining, and entertainment, full vaccination* is required for all individuals entering the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and JCC Harlem.

  • Please continue to bring your JCC ID or any valid photo ID to show to Security.
  • Parents and caregivers accompanying children to JCC classes must show proof of vaccination in order to enter the building, even if the class is a drop-off.

Masks are required in all shared, public areas of the JCC, including the entry, lobby, hallways, elevators, program spaces, and locker rooms, especially where it’s difficult to maintain social distance, and where children may be present. Please note:

  • In children’s programs, masks are required for all adults, children over 2, instructors, and any support staff present.
  • Certain programs for adults may not require a mask with proof of vaccination. 
  • Health Club, Pool, and Basketball members are not required to wear masks within designated Health Club areas. We ask that you continue to show your vaccination app or card at the Health Club check-in desks for the time being so that we can update your account status.

JCC policies are subject to change based on NYS, NYC, and CDC guidelines, as well as the recommendations of our own health advisors. Any updates will be communicated to you via email and on this page.

*”Fully vaccinated” per CDC guidelines means 2 weeks have passed since receiving the second dose of an FDA- or WHO-authorized double-dose vaccine, or the sole dose of an FDA- or WHO-authorized single-dose vaccine.


    Hours of Operation


    Monday-Friday 6 am (Pool) / 6:50 am (Fitness Center) - 10 pm
    Saturdays and Sundays 6:45 am (Pool) / 6:50 am (Fitness Center) - 9 pm

    Need to cancel a reservation? Email personalservice@mmjccm.org.


      Welcome to the JCC Health Club


      We are thrilled to welcome you to the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Health Club. The 4th floor Fitness Center is openthe Main Pool and Training Pool are open for adult swim, and our basketball courts are open for member play. We are also accepting requests for private swim lessons for adults and children. Please use this page as a comprehensive guide to protocols and procedures to ensure your member experience is safe and smooth.

      Fitness, Swim and Basketball entry is for members only. You may book your workout via the JCC/Mindbody app/page, which can be downloaded via the Apple Store or Google Play.

      Members must adhere to social distancing guidelines, as well as other health and safety protocols outlined herein. Locker rooms are open for member use including cubbies, showers, and hair dryers. Wipes are available for the cleaning of surfaces before and after use, for everyone’s benefit, while steam rooms and massage services remain on pause until further notice.


      MEMBER RESERVATIONS

      While advance reservations are not required for Fitness and Basketball, members should continue to book your workout via the JCC MindBody page or app (downloadable via the Apple Store or Google Play) for the fastest, most seamless entry (think "mobile check-in"). Fitness member drop-ins are also welcome by booking your workout instantly as you enter the building or stopping at the 4th floor desk for check-in.

      Please note that reservations are still required for all swim sessions. Please see Pool section for details. 

      As of now, workouts may be reserved between the hours of 6 am-10 pm Monday-Fridays, and 7 am-9 pm Saturdays and Sundays.

      You will receive an email acknowledging your reservation. Please bring this confirmation with you via hard or digital copy (on your phone) as you may be required to show this upon entry. Make sure you book in advance, as drop-ins may not be accommodated. Those who do not have a reservation may not have access to the building. 

      Need to cancel a reservation? Email personalservice@mmjccm.org.

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      ENTERING + EXITING THE BUILDING

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      Arrival + Getting to Health Club

      Health Club members should enter through the front door at 334 Amsterdam Avenue. Bring your JCC ID or any valid photo ID to show to Security.

      Fitness Center: After booking your workout, bypass the lobby stop and proceed straight to the Fitness Center. You’ll check in at the 4th floor welcome desk and show your vaccination card if you wish to unmask. (Didn't have time to book in advance? You can still drop in and book at the 4th floor fitness desk.)

      Pool: Members, please stop in the lobby for a brief check-in where you can show your New York State Excelsior Pass or vaccination card before heading directly to the locker rooms up to 20 minutes before your swimSwim sessions will continue to be 45 minutes to ensure optimal capacity and serve the greatest number of members. 

      All building visitors are subject to security screening as per usual.

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      Exiting the Building

      To exit the building after your workout or swim, you’ll be directed back down the stairwell or the elevators, then out our front door at 334 Amsterdam Ave.

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      FITNESS POLICIES + PROCEDURES

      All individuals over the age of 12 are required to show proof of full vaccination each time when entering the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan at 334 Amsterdam Avenue and JCC Harlem at 318 West 118th Street. You may present your New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe app, or your vaccination card for building and program entry.

      Health Club members are not required to wear masks within designated Health Club areas. We ask that you continue to show your vaccination app (Excelsior or NYC Covid Safe) or card at the Health Club check-in desks for the time being so that we can update your account status. If any JCC staff member asks you for proof of vaccination during your visit, your prompt cooperation is appreciated. All other health and safety protocols, including social distancing, remain in effect at the JCC until further notice.

      • The steam room will not be available.
      • Wipe down equipment before and after use; wipes are available for your use throughout the fitness center and locker rooms.
      • Bring your own water bottle and utilize our touchless water refill stations. 
      • Please bring your own workout towel. Laundry service is unavailable at this time.
      • Members must bring their own personal fitness accessories (e.g. headphones) and may not share personal items with those outside of their immediate family unit.
      • Small bags will be permitted in the fitness center to carry your essentials. Hooks on the wall outside the fitness center are available for coats.
      • The common stretching area is currently unavailable; however, you may use the tables for a short stretch. Please limit your time and wipe down stretch tables before and after use.
      • Objects that are difficult to clean, sanitize, or disinfect will not be available.
      • Adhere to your reservation time, and exit the facility promptly when your reservation time is finished and your workout is complete.
      • Please abide by JCC staff instructions at all times, and ask a staff member if you need help or guidance.
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      Hours

      Workout slots may be reserved between the hours of 6:50 am and 10 pm Monday-Friday, and 7 am-9 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Please consult the JCC/Mindbody reservation system online or via the app for reservation availability.

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      Capacity

      The 4th Floor Fitness Center will accommodate a maximum of 45 members at one time.

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      Reservations

      To work out in the fitness center, you must make a reservation for a slot through the JCC's Mindbody portal or he JCC/Mindbody app, downloadable at Apple Store or Google Play. You'll receive an email acknowledging your reservation. You will receive an email acknowledging your reservation. Please bring a hard or digital copy (on your phone) of your reservation as you may be required to show this upon entry. Need to cancel a reservation? Email personalservice@mmjccm.org.

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      Cleaning and Sanitizing

      The following guidelines address the cleaning, sanitization and disinfection of the facility, and are designed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and patrons. These guidelines are informed by the recommendations issued to date by governmental and public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State and City Departments of Health. The Building Maintenance staff will receive all applicable training in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, with respect to reducing the risk and spread of COVID-19.

      The following guidelines and more will be maintained:

      • Hospital grade disinfectants and proven methodology will be used to sanitize the building.
      • Hand sanitizer dispensers and disinfectant wipes will be visible throughout the building. The dispensers will be monitored throughout the day to ensure they are fully stocked and available for all visitors and guests
      • All HVAC vents have been cleaned/filters changed as recommended by ASHRAE
      • Masks and gloves will be used by all building maintenance staff
      • Stairway rails, door handles, and push bars will be cleaned throughout the day

      The following will occur in the Fitness Center:

      • Hand sanitizer and wipe station stock will be checked continuously
      • Gym surfaces will be deep cleaned/disinfected throughout the day 
      • HVAC vents will be cleaned as needed
      • Members will be asked to wipe down all machines and equipment before and after use
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      Locker Rooms

      Locker rooms are open for member use including cubbies, showers, and hair dryers. Wipes are available for the cleaning of surfaces before and after use, for everyone’s benefit.  For now, masks will still be required in the locker rooms, as it is considered a shared space within the building.

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      Air Quality

      We are following all CDC guidelines with respect to air quality in our building as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. A key method to reducing the spread of the virus is to bring more outside air into the building. Bringing fresh air into the facility and flushing the existing air out prevents particles that carry the virus from lingering in the air and settling in the building. Therefore, our new air handling guidelines include:

      • Increased ventilation rates in all public spaces
      • Increased percentage of outdoor air that circulates into the system to its maximum
      • As we have repaired and replaced VAV and VFD controllers to allow for better situation flexibility in building.

      In order to achieve these new standards, we have made the following changes to our air handling systems:

      • Increased the rating of our building’s air filtration system
      • Upgraded to MERV 13 air filters in all major air handlers
      • Maintain system controls to control relative humidity below 60%.
      • Installed UV disinfection in all major handlers
      • Purchased portable UV disinfection machines that will be used on the 4th floor and to disinfect entire nursery rooms.
      • Purchased standalone HEPA filtration units for high traffic or risk areas.
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      First Aid

      JCC Health Club staff will wear gloves and additional protection, as needed, when administering first aid.

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      Drinking Water

      Members will need to bring their own water bottles and utilize our touchless refill stations. 

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      Guest Policy

      At this time we will be accommodating Members only.  No guests will be allowed, and guest passes will not be honored.

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      Age Requirement

      Children under the age of 13 may not use the fitness facilities.

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      Towels

      Towel service has returned as of July 1, 2021.

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      AQUATICS POLICIES + PROCEDURES

      All individuals over the age of 12 are required to show proof of full vaccination each time when entering the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan at 334 Amsterdam Avenue and JCC Harlem at 318 West 118th Street. You may present your New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe app, or your vaccination card for building and program entry.

      • Masks are REQUIRED at all times in the building and on the pool deck -- everywhere other than in the water. Those who show proof of vaccination may remove masks within the JCC Health Club only.
      • Members must maintain appropriate 6 feet social distances in all areas of the building as well as on the pool deck.
      • Swimmers will be allowed to enter the locker rooms up to 20 minutes before your reservation, if desired, though we ask that you please arrive on the pool deck as close to your swim time as possible.
      • The pool deck shower may be utilized for a pre/post-swim rinse. 
      • Towel service has resumed. Laundry service is unavailable at this time.
      • Bring your own water bottle; you may utilize our touchless water refill station on the pool deck. 
      • Bring your own swim cap (required), goggles and other personal swim accessories, which may not be shared outside of your family unit. Swim caps and goggles are available for purchase on the 5th floor.
      • Adhere to your reservation time, and please exit the pool deck promptly when your reservation time is finished and your swim is complete.
      • Please abide by JCC staff instructions at all times, and ask a staff member if you need help or guidance.
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      Hours

      The pool is open daily 6 am-10 pm Monday-Friday, and 7 am-9 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Please consult the JCC Mindbody reservation system online or via the app for reservation availability.

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      Capacity

      We allow 4 swimmers per lane or total pool capacity of 20 swimmers per cohort (except during private swim and camp hours). Swim sessions will follow standard “circle-swim” lap swimming protocol with signs designating lanes by speeds (fast, medium/fast, medium/slow, slow, slow/walk/multi-task) to ensure both swim etiquette and social distancing can be maintained. Please be advised that a lifeguard may ask you to move to a different lane and we appreciate your prompt cooperation. We also ask you to do your best to ensure only one person is resting on a wall at one time. When resting, members should be mindful of lap swimmers around them, and be sure to adjust for incoming swimmers as needed. Swimmers, we appreciate your patience and dedication to making this work everyone. Thank you for your cooperation during this transitional time.

      Please note:

      • We have consulted with our team of health and safety experts, and adapted our operations to ensure all guidelines set forth by governing bodies, including the CDC, are upheld.
      • Upon arrival, swimmers should take note of the signs and choose a lane most appropriate to your lap swim speed. Please be advised: a lifeguard may ask you to move to another lane; we appreciate your prompt cooperation.
      • An additional shower adjacent to the pool deck (in the Family Changing Room) will be available for a pre/post swim rinse.
      • Masks are required on the pool deck at all times, including before and after your pre/post swim rinse. Masks may be removed only when you are ready to enter the pool or shower. Elsewhere, masks are REQUIRED at all times -- everywhere other than in the water. Those who show proof of vaccination may remove masks within the JCC Health Club only.
      • Swimmers are responsible for bringing their own watertight pouch for their mask, and/or a second backup mask given the wet environment.
      • Swimmers must bring their own accessories, water bottle, lock, and personal towel.
      • Swimmers must adhere to all JCC health and safety requirements and the instructions of the JCC lifeguard staff at all times.
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      Reservations

      Members may book up to 5 swim reservations per week, in either pool (i.e., 3 reservations for the Main Pool and 1 reservation for the Training Pool). Swim reservations will be 45 minute sessions (total time from building entry to pool deck exit) which, in most cases, is followed by a 15 minute closed period for deep cleaning. 

      Those wishing to swim must make a reservation through the JCC's MindBody portal, accessible via this page or he JCC/Mindbody app, downloadable at Apple Store or Google Play. Once you make your reservation, you will receive an email acknowledgement. It is strongly encouraged that you have a reservation before coming to the JCC, as those without a reservation will not be able to swim, as spaces are very limited.

      Helpful tip: because pool reservations for the following week are released each Wednesday at 8 pm, please remember to refresh the JCC Mindbody reservation webpage if you are logged in in order to view and reserve newly released spots.

      Need to cancel a reservation? Email personalservice@mmjccm.org.

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      Check-In

      Members should enter through the door at 334 Amsterdam Ave.  Members will stop in the lobby for a brief check-in where you can show your New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC Covid safe pass, or vaccination card before heading directly to the 5th floor locker rooms up to 20 minutes before your swim. (Please arrive on the pool deck as close to your swim time as possible) 

      For private swim lessons, Swimmers should use the 6th floor family changing room for access to the pool deck.

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      Locker Rooms

      Locker rooms are open for member use including cubbies, showers, and hair dryers. Wipes are available for the cleaning of surfaces before and after use, for everyone’s benefit.  For now, masks will still be required in the locker rooms, as it is considered a shared space within the building.

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      Exiting the Pool Deck

      To exit the pool deck, you’ll take the stairs from the deck to the 5th floor locker rooms. You’ll leave the 5th floor via our designated elevators or stairwell B, then head out of the building the way you entered, via the Amsterdam Ave door.

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      Cleaning And Sanitizing

      The following guidelines address the cleaning, sanitization and disinfection of the facility, and are designed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and patrons. These guidelines are informed by the recommendations issued to date by governmental and public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State and City Departments of Health. The Building Maintenance staff will receive all applicable training in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, with respect to reducing the risk and spread of COVID-19.

      The following guidelines and more will be maintained:

      • Hospital Grade Disinfectants and proven methodology will be used to sanitize the building.
      • Hand Sanitizer dispensers and disinfectant wipes will be visible throughout the building. The dispensers will be monitored throughout the day to ensure they are fully stocked and available for all visitors and guests.
      • All HVAC vents have been cleaned/filters changed as recommended by ASHRAE
      • Masks and gloves shall be used by all building maintenance staff
      • Stairway rails, door handles, and push bars will be cleaned throughout the day

      The following will occur in the Pool area:

      • All high touch areas (e.g. handrails, pool equipment) will be sanitized between sessions.
      • The pool area will be sanitized throughout the day
      • We will deep-clean/disinfect all locker surfaces overnight.
      • We will clean with UV-C light overnight
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      Air Quality

      We are following all CDC guidelines with respect to air quality in our building. A key method to reducing the spread of the virus is to bring more outside air into the building. Bringing fresh air into the facility and flushing the existing air out prevents particles that carry the virus from lingering in the air and settling in the building. Therefore, our new air handling guidelines include:

      • Increased ventilation rates in all public spaces
      • Increased percentage of outdoor air that circulates into the system to its maximum
      • As we have repaired and replaced VAV & VFD controllers to allow for better situation flexibility in building.

      In order to achieve these new standards, we have made the following changes to our air handling systems:

      • Increased the rating of our building’s air filtration system
      • Upgraded to MERV 13 air filters in all major air handlers
      • Maintained system controls to control relative humidity below 60%
      • Installed UV disinfection in all major handlers
      • Purchased portable UV disinfection machines that will be used on the 6th floor to disinfect entire nursery rooms.
      • Purchased standalone HEPA filtration units for high traffic or risk areas.
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      First Aid

      JCC Health Club staff will wear gloves and additional protection, as needed, when administering first aid. All first aid will be administered at the lifeguard station on the pool deck.

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      Drinking Water

      You'll need to bring your own refillable water bottles; a footpad-operated water dispenser may be utilized on the pool deck.

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      Guest Policy

      At this time we will be accommodating Health Club/Pool Members only. No guests will be allowed, and guest passes will not be honored. For the Training Pool, we allow one caregiver per member per session, but please note, caregivers must fill out our health declaration form before entering the building. If you have any questions, please contact personalservice@mmjccm.org.

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      Age Requirement

      Pool reservations are limited to adult lap swim in the Main Pool and Training Pool reservations. Children over the age of 13 who can swim laps independently and abide by the JCC’s health and safety standards may be eligible to make reservations. Please contact cstapleton@mmjccm.org to request.

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      Towels

      JCC towel service has resumed.

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      Swim Lessons

      We offer 30-minute private swim lessons for children and adults age 3 and up in both the Main and Training pools.

      Please note that the JCC’s pool is not operating at full capacity due to Covid restrictions and public health guidelines. We appreciate your understanding that we may not be able to guarantee preferred schedule or instructor availability at this time; however, we will do our best to accommodate you. Please read the following information carefully to determine whether now is the right time for your swimmer to return to the JCC pool, and to learn how to request lessons.

      If you are interested in booking lessons for this spring, please complete this private swim request form. Our Personal Services team will make every effort to fulfill your request, or contact you with alternatives, along with information on how to finalize your reservation. 

      All swimmers and parents/caregivers will be subject to JCC health and safety protocols, including timed lesson reservations, health declarations, and temperature checks upon building entry. During the lesson, our instructors will minimize contact to the safest extent possible, depending on swimmers’ abilities. Instructors will keep their faces above the water and will be wearing masks or shields at all times.

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      Removal of Personal Items and Trash
      • Members are responsible for cleaning up their seating area prior to leaving, and taking everything with them when they leave.
      • Trash receptacles are available around the pool deck for easy access.
      • No "lost and found" will be maintained; clothing and personal items left behind will be disposed of in the trash.

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      BASKETBALL POLICIES + PROCEDURES

      Beginning Monday, September 13, all individuals over the age of 12 will be required to show proof of full vaccination each time when entering the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan at 334 Amsterdam Avenue and JCC Harlem at 318 West 118th Street. You may present your New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe app, or your vaccination card for building and program entry.

      JCC members are not required to wear masks within the Health Club, which includes the basketball courts. Proof of vaccination will be required at our Health Club desks. Please note: if any JCC staff member asks you for proof of vaccination during your visit, your prompt cooperation is appreciated. All other health and safety protocols, including social distancing, remain in effect at the JCC until further notice.

      • Remain 6' apart from those around you.
      • Please come prepared to work out. 
      • Wipe down equipment before and after use; wipes are available for your use.
      • Bring your own water bottle and utilize our touchless water refill station (in south gym). 
      • Towel service has resumed. Laundry service is unavailable at this time.
      • While basketballs will be provided, members must bring their own personal fitness accessories (e.g. headphones) and may not share personal items with those outside of their immediate family unit.
      • Adhere to your reservation time, and exit the facility promptly when your reservation time is finished and your workout is complete.
      • Please abide by JCC staff instructions at all times, and ask a staff member if you need help or guidance.
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      Capacity

      At this time, we are allowing one individual or household per hoop.

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      Reservations + Check-In

      To work out you must make a reservation for a 55 minute slot through the JCC's Mindbody portal, accessible via this page or he JCC/Mindbody app, downloadable at Apple Store or Google Play. You'll receive an email acknowledging your reservation. You will receive an email acknowledging your reservation. Please bring a hard or digital copy (on your phone) of your reservation as you may be required to show this upon entry. In the initial phase of reopening, drop-ins cannot be accommodated. Those who do not have a reservation will not have access to the building.

      Need to cancel a reservation? Email personalservice@mmjccm.org.

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      Cleaning And Sanitizing

      The following guidelines address the cleaning, sanitization and disinfection of the facility, and are designed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and patrons. These guidelines are informed by the recommendations issued to date by governmental and public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State and City Departments of Health. The Building Maintenance staff will receive all applicable training in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, with respect to reducing the risk and spread of COVID-19.

      The following guidelines and more will be maintained:

      • Hospital grade disinfectants and proven methodology will be used to sanitize the building.
      • Hand sanitizer dispensers and disinfectant wipes will be visible throughout the building. The dispensers will be monitored throughout the day to ensure they are fully stocked and available for all visitors and guests
      • All HVAC vents have been cleaned/filters changed as recommended by ASHRAE
      • Masks and gloves will be used by all building maintenance staff
      • Stairway rails, door handles, and push bars will be cleaned throughout the day
      • Gym surfaces will be deep cleaned/disinfected throughout the day 
      • HVAC vents will be cleaned as needed
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      Hours

      At this time, pending availability, slots may be reserved weekday evenings between the hours of 4 to 10 pm Monday-Friday. Please consult the JCC/Mindbody reservation system online or via the app for reservation availability.

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      Air Quality

      We are following all CDC guidelines with respect to air quality in our building as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. A key method to reducing the spread of the virus is to bring more outside air into the building. Bringing fresh air into the facility and flushing the existing air out prevents particles that carry the virus from lingering in the air and settling in the building. Therefore, our new air handling guidelines include:

      • Increased ventilation rates in all public spaces
      • Increased percentage of outdoor air that circulates into the system to its maximum
      • As we have repaired and replaced VAV and VFD controllers to allow for better situation flexibility in building.

      In order to achieve these new standards, we have made the following changes to our air handling systems:

      • Increased the rating of our building’s air filtration system
      • Upgraded to MERV 13 air filters in all major air handlers
      • Maintain system controls to control relative humidity below 60%.
      • Installed UV disinfection in all major handlers
      • Purchased portable UV disinfection machines that will be used on the 4th floor and to disinfect entire nursery rooms.
      • Purchased standalone HEPA filtration units for high traffic or risk areas.
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      First Aid

      JCC Health Club staff will wear gloves and additional protection, as needed, when administering first aid.

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      Family + Guest Policy

      Members will be allowed to book an individual or household reservation as long as they are all members at the Basketball, Health Club, or Pool level and over the age of 3. If you are bringing members of your household with you, please only book one reservation slot and then email personalservice@mmjccm.org and provide the date of the reservation and the names of the other individuals within your household that will be coming with you.

      No guests will be allowed, and guest passes will not be honored.

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      Drinking Water

      Members will need to bring their own water bottles and utilize our touchless refill station (in the south gym). 

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      Towels

      JCC towel service has resumed.
       

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      MASSAGE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

      All individuals are required to show proof of full vaccination each time when entering the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan at 334 Amsterdam Avenue. You may present your New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe app, or your vaccination card for building entry.

      A mask is required for the duration of your massage and within the locker rooms and shared spaces. If any JCC staff member asks you for proof of vaccination during your visit, your prompt cooperation is appreciated. All other health and safety protocols, including social distancing, remain in effect at the JCC until further notice.

      • We suggest booking your appointment at least 48 hours in advance to secure your desired time.
      • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled massage appointment.
      • Please bring a lock for your belongings.
      • Please abide by JCC staff instructions at all times, and ask a staff member if you need help.

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      TESTIMONIALS

      "I have gotten 3 swim experiences so far. I am getting used to the protocol. But I am enjoying it so much. I just had my first circle swim experience and the staff was so helpful and made me feel safe. I am still new to circle swim etiquette and I think I was maybe too fast for my lane, but the guards were great about moving people around for a better swim!"

      --Elaheh N.


      "I had my free swim trial the other day and really enjoyed it. It was my first swim in almost a year and a half but I was able to swim the full 45 minutes which I was excited about. Demesha helped me get online on the right time and sign up for next week. Thank you so much for calling me personally, this makes a huge difference and I appreciate it so much!"

      --Lee L.


      "I think the JCC is doing a terrific job keeping the pool open and I appreciate how pleasant and helpful all the staff is during this time. From the moment I enter downstairs and check with the security team to the pool staff on 6, everyone seems to be on the same page and eager to help. Well done."

      --Mary M.


      "It can’t be left unsaid, and I hope I am not the first to say it.  I am sure I am not.  The job you and your entire team, from front (side) door all the way up to the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors, is just beyond anyone’s wildest imagination for health, safety, well-being, and good cheer.  These are impossible times.  I assume your staff, like so many others, face enormous struggles and are dealing with every kind of imaginable stress. Yet everyone of them — everyone one of them, in every kind of job — greets us and treats as if it were their birthdays, and ours.  If you could bottle the JCCs high spirits and good feelings  and sell them, the JCC’s pandemic-era money troubles would be over, forever.  

      "It’s our favorite place to be.  It always was, but because for the time being there aren’t many if any other places we can be with other people the way we are with them at the JCC, now more than ever.

      "Thank you and your entire staff."

      --Jim G and Jenny M.


      "Just wanted to say thanks for how well the opening and running of the pool has been.  The plan is good, and the staff has managed the day to day extremely well.  Being able to use the pool in these difficult times is a bright spot for me."

      -- Mark M.


      "The generosity of Elana, Caitlyn and Davinia reminded me how fortunate I am to get to swim at the MMJCCM.  I was consoled by the real demonstration of humanity and understanding. I want you to know that each of the women on the pool deck made a real contribution by the way they did their jobs. Thank you."

      -- Amy A.


      "Jane and I will certainly stick with JCC through thick and thin. We had a refreshing restorative swim yesterday morning."

      -- Peter S.


      "The reopening of the pool has been a tremendous gift, and I'm grateful for that. And your staff has been just terrific -- careful, welcoming and deeply well organized."

      -- Karyn F.


      "Yesterday we headed over to the JCC for our first workout at the fitness center since the pandemic hit. We were among the New Yorkers who were being extremely careful about going out, possibly overly careful but due to our age (both over 60) and some underlying health issues, we felt it was better to take extra care. We did have a little trepidation about going to the JCC but hoped that the guidelines that were being followed and the precautions that were being put in place would ease our minds. While we'd been working out in our apartment we were so eager to get back to the gym!

      "Well, it turns out our expectations were completely exceeded! From the moment we entered the side door and headed up to the fitness center, we were made to feel safe and secure and so warmly welcomed by every staff member we encountered. Major kudos to all! What a wonderful job you have all done. We will definitely be back soon!

      "Please give our thanks to the rest of the staff as well. We are so appreciative."

      -- Mike & Sue R.


      "Part of the joy and relief in the experience of all of us seeing each other again at the JCC echoes what those of us who lived through NYC in the days post 9/11 remember. Enormous gratitude to see the people who walk along the edges of our lives step back into them, whole. We have all lost people, lost touch, and lost our sense of security during these last several months. There are people we will never see again, and have no way to know why. Did they move away? Did they retreat from some activities? Did they die?

      "To see each one of you -- each one of US -- that beautiful word -- grounds us in the community that all of you at JCC have so vigorously fought to keep, expand and elevate. We are so grateful."

      -- Anne W.


      "There are so many things I love about the JCC. One is the diversity of the community, starting with age diversity. In the pool and men’s locker room (I am only qualified to speak about the men’s), there are people so young they need help putting on their diapers and people so old they sometimes need help putting on their pants. Although much closer in age to the latter than the former, l am still able to get my own pants on and even to help some of the people older than me with theirs.

      "Anyway, just some thoughts, but I really just wanted to say thank you to the entire JCC staff. We know how much vision, dedication, and just plain sweat it has taken to get the JCC where it is today. We’ve each visited a half dozen times since the reopening. What you have done is remarkable. And we are enormously grateful."

      -- Jim G.

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