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As the SJCC navigates the State of Washington’s guidelines for mitigating the spread of COVID-19, this is your go-to spot for the latest policies and procedures for each of our departments, and the broader SJCC facility. Thank you for helping us keep our community healthy and safe.

MASK PRACTICE – As of May 14: Per the latest CDC announcement, we have updated our mask practices while in the J. Please see below >>

For latest news and information about the COVID-19 and the impact on the J, visit our Stay Healthy page. Here you can find the latest videos on our reopening plan. We have also compiled a list of resources for local and state agencies on the pandemic and additional information handy to have. Check it out!

Jump to: Global Policies | Fitness Center + More  |  Indoor Pool/Swimming | Early Childhood School | J Kids + Camp | Arts + Ideas 

NOTE: We remind everyone that the SJCC is a large community that includes our Early Childhood School. The children in our school have some time to wait before they too can be vaccinated for COVID-19. Until that day, the SJCC will continue to follow CDC and WA Public Health guidelines in regards to schools designed to protect these young populations. They are the future, let’s keep it as bright and healthy as possible! We’re all in this together. MASK UP—WASH YOUR HANDS—FOLLOW ALL POLICIES TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY—THANK YOU! If you have any questions, please contact Senior Director, SJCC Experience Dana Weiner.


For Everyone Entering the J

Please review these new policies and procedures so you know what to do before you come to the J and what to expect once you’re here. You’ll find specifics for each department and program below.

  • At this time, access is limited to current SJCC members only (Interested in becoming a member? Learn more.)
  • Members will be asked to complete a revised member agreement and waiver.
  • Before heading to the J, please assess your health with a pre-screen of yourself and your family members. If you do not feel 100% well, please stay home and call your doctor.
  • Travel Guidelines: The J is following the CDC’s travel guidelines. No post-travel quarantine is required for those who are fully vaccinated. If you have traveled out of town within the past 10 days, please review this chart to determine whether you are allowed to come to the J.
    • “Fully vaccinated” is defined as being two weeks or more past the final dose of the vaccine (2nd shot for Pfizer or Moderna; 1 shot for Johnson & Johnson).
    • We will ask members/guests to show their vaccination card (or a photo of it) to verify the date, but will not keep a list or a copy.
    • Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated (including having had only the first of two shots or is less than two weeks out from the last shot) must either quarantine for 7 days and have a negative PCR test at day 3-5 OR quarantine for 10 days without a test before returning after travel.
  • Upon arrival, we will take your temperature with a no-touch thermometer and ask you a few health-related questions.
    • Should you refuse to have your temperature taken, or if we have any concerns that anyone may be carrying the coronavirus, we will ask you to go home and return another day.
  • MASK PRACTICE (as of May 14): The SJCC is a shared space with our Early Childhood School, which requires masks to be worn throughout the building. Due to this requirement, here are updated mask practices when at the J:
    • Not Vaccinated:
      • Masks or other appropriate face coverings are required at all times while in the building. Face covering exceptions include:
        • Children younger than 2 years old.
        • Those with a disability that prevents them from comfortably wearing or removing a face covering.
        • Those with certain respiratory conditions or trouble breathing.
        • Those who are deaf or hard of hearing and use facial and mouth movements as part of communication.
        • Those advised by a medical, legal, or behavioral health professional that wearing a face-covering may pose a risk to that person.
    • Fully Vaccinated (Received final dose of required vaccine for at least two weeks).
      • Masks are required when entering and exiting the building and when in all common spaces of the J (hallways, restrooms, locker rooms, etc.)
      • Masks may be removed once physically in designated exercise space. Those include:
        • Fitness Center
        • In the pool (must wear a mask when on the deck)
        • Exercise Group Fitness Studio
        • MISC Room
        • TRX Room
        • Racquetball Court
    • For more information on the importance of wearing a mask, visit the State of Washington Department of Health web page.
    • These practices are subject to change without notice. Please continue to check back here for the latest information.
  • Maintain a 6-foot physical distance.
  • Please follow posted signs as entry points, traffic patterns, and instructions may change.
  • Additional handwashing stations are located throughout the facility.
  • Fitness access (fitness center, basketball + racquetball courts, indoor track, fitness classes, lap swim) is for members only. Other activities and events are limited to registered participants; guest drop-ins are not allowed.
  • Saunas, steam rooms, and hot tub remain closed.
  • Water fountains (the bottle-filler will be available) – please bring a full water bottle.
  • Towel service – please bring your own towel.

Fitness Center + More

Fitness Center Subhead

The fitness facilities at the J are available for members only, and reservations are not required. Please note, other than the Fitness Center, access to all other areas – including basketball, family swim, fitness classes, lap swim, and racquetball – are still by RESERVATION ONLY.

The Fitness Center is open to members anytime during the following hours:

  • Weekdays: 7 -7 pm
  • Weekends: 8 am – 3 pm

See more HERE.

Locker Room Subhead

All locker rooms are open. The downstairs Adult Locker Room will again be for women (13+), and our upstairs Men’s Adult Locker Room will be open for men (13+). The boys’ and girls’ family locker rooms downstairs will be open to families with children and those with limited mobility.

  • Showers will be available in all locker rooms.
  • Please continue to bring your own towels.
  • Saunas, steam rooms, and the hot tub remain closed.
  • Locker access is day-use only (any locks left overnight will be cut and removed).
  • Masks are required in all common spaces at the J, including on the pool deck and in locker rooms (except when in the pool or the shower).
  • For complete guidelines, click here >>

We offer one-on-one virtual training. Contact your trainer to set up a session or if you’re new to personal training, email Senior Manager, Fitness, Josh Cross to sign-up.

  • We’re setting up designated training spaces within the fitness areas
    • Client/trainer pairs will be spaced out.
    • Equipment will be sanitized before and after each workout.
  • Trainers and clients will be asked to maintain a six-foot physical distance during workouts.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks in designated exercise areas. Review the full mask practice above >>
  • Locker rooms and showers are open.
  • Bring your own towel and water bottle.

Learn more about our personal training program HERE.

  • Indoor fitness classes are currently allowed under State of Washington guidelines.
  • Fitness class sizes are limited to ten (10) participants; pool fitness classes allow eight participants; reservations are required.
  • To reserve your spot, text the class code (listed in class description) to 888-663-3752. Find instruction on how to reserve or cancel a class, click here >>
  • Class registration opens 23 hours in advance of each class and closes 1 hour before class starts.
  • Before your first time back at the J, you’ll be asked to sign an updated facility use policy and waiver.
  • The building is not open for guest drop-ins and access is by reservation only for fitness classes. Before coming to the J, please review our full policies, including mask practices, modified locker room access, no towel service, and more listed above (click here >>)
  • We continue to add to our line-up, so check back to find a class just for you.
  • Small group fitness classes at the J: Line-up and Registration Information  | Weekly Schedule
  • The J also offers a line-up of #VirtualSJCC Online Fitness Classes. Learn more >> 

Swimming/Indoor Pool

We’re offering limited lap swim sessions between 7 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and from 8 am to 10:45 am on Saturday and Sunday.

  • As allowed by State of Washington public health guidelines, lap lanes will be split between two swimmers, allowing up to 8 spots per timeslot; reservations are required.
  • Swimmers may reserve 1 spot per day.
  • Each swimmer must register individually; household registration is not allowed.
  • You must register each time; recurring reservations are not allowed.
  • Bring your own towel and water bottle.

Find the full lap lane schedule and information on how to register HERE.

Family swim is available on Saturday and Sunday in 45-minute timeslots beginning at noon (12 pm); the last timeslot starts at 2:15 pm.

  • By registration only.
  • Limited to four families per timeslot.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11 am – 2:45 pm
  • Sessions are 45 minutes.
  • Families may reserve 1 spot per day.
  • To reserve your spot, text the timeslot code to 888-663-3752.
  • Registration opens 23 hours in advance of each timeslot and closes one hour before the start time.
  • You must register each time; recurring reservations are not allowed.
  • Before your first time back at the J, you’ll be asked to sign an updated facility use policy and waiver.
  • Water fountains are closed.
  • There is no towel service; please bring your own.

For complete pool schedule and registration information, click here >>

Private/semi-private lessons and group swim lessons are available.

  • Private lessons are one-on-one with an instructor.
  • Semi-private lessons are limited to people from the same household.
  • Group swim lessons are limited to four swimmers.
  • Bring a towel, goggles, and a water bottle. There is no towel service. Water fountains are closed.
  • All children ages 5 and above will be dropped off at the health screening desk by the main SJCC entrance. An Aquatics staff member will take children to the pool and return children to the health screening desk after lessons.
  • Children should come prepared to swim, wearing their swimsuit. Aquatics staff will return children in their swimsuit, please bring plenty of dry towels.
  • Only one adult is allowed in the building with a young swimmer.
  • All equipment will be sanitized after each lesson.
  • For all new swimmers (ages 3-5 years old), a parent will be required to be in the water with the child.
  • To maintain physical distancing, instructors may:
    • teach from the pool deck
    • use a flotation device in the water
    • ask parents to assist their child in the water.
  • Anytime an instructor is working directly with a student they will wear either a face mask or face shield.

Find more information about private swim HERE
Schedule and registration information for group swim lessons can be found HERE.

Lifeguard Safety Protocol: Per the American Red Cross COVID-19 lifeguarding protocols, the lifeguard in the lifeguard chair does not wear a mask. We have positioned the guard chair on the pool deck in such a way as to ensure physical distancing. When lifeguards rotate out of the chair or if a guest approaches them, they’ll put on their mask.


Early Childhood School

The Early Childhood School is open for currently enrolled students. Please be sure to review the policies above that apply to everyone visiting the J.

There will be many changes as we follow new and evolving licensing, Public Health, and CDC recommendations for mitigating the spread of COVID-19. A few of the changes you will see include smaller group sizes, daily health and temperature checks for children and adults, outside drop-off, more frequent handwashing, and extra cleaning and sanitizing. Families, please check your email for details. Email ECS Director Carrie Stull with questions.


J Kids

In addition to the policies listed below, please be sure to review the policies above that apply to everyone visiting the J.

J Camp

As with all our J Camp programs, Summer J Camp will be structured with COVID-19 protocols at the fore, including:

  • Daily screenings: every staff member and camper will complete a brief health screening and temperature check before entering.
  • Masks are required. Please see the list of exceptions here.
  • Physical distancing: activities will comply with COVID-19 guidelines
  • Small cohorts: children will be assigned to a group for the week and will stay with that group for all camp activities
  • Please be sure to review the Travel Guidelines above for policies about attending J Camp after travel.
  • This is not an inclusive list of all COVID-19 protocols at the J. Please review the policies at the top of this page for full details of current policies and procedures, which apply to J Camp in addition to those listed here.

Learn more + register for J Camp and other J Kids programs here >>


Arts + Ideas

Below are changes and addition to Arts + Ideas event policy and procedures under Governor Inslee’s “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” as of April 15, 2021. You can find the full box office + venue policies here >> .

SJCC is running certain on-site Arts + Ideas programs beginning April 29, 2021, with changes and/or additions to facilitate operating under the Governor’s Proclamation 20-25.12, “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery.” Current Washington State and SJCC venue COVID-19 guidelines will be observed and enforced at all times, including but not limited to mandatory health screenings at the door, mask-wearing at all times (except briefly when enjoying concessions at your seat only), and physical distancing throughout the building and on the property.

Changes and Additions to Policies Include:

  • Changes to Ticket Sales and Box Office: Advance sales only—no at-door, day-of-show walkups. Tickets must be purchased online or by phone. Online sales close 1 hour before show times. Our box office can assist patrons with pre-purchased tickets, concession purchases, and/or those needing assistance only.
  • Changes to Payment Types: (i.e., online sales, online or in-person concessions): credit card sales only. No cash accepted at this time.
  • Changes to Taxes + Fees: An additional $2 COVID-19 Facility Fee will be applied to each ticket purchase, which pays for additional cleaning, cleaning staff and supplies, event staffing, etc.
  • Changes to Ticket Delivery Options: only print-at-home tickets are available. Please print your tickets in advance before arriving to avoid delays.
  • Changes to Seating: At this time, seating capacity is limited and is reserved/pre-assigned. Upon purchase, patrons can pick seats or a “pod” of seats together using our online seating map. We recommend households/pod groups who want to sit together purchase together to ensure seating together or close by. We are unable to accommodate large groups sitting together at this time.
  • Changes to Late Arrivals + Seating: Late seating is allowed only up to 15 minutes into a show time or film screening; however, you will be ushered to a late-seating row and not able to sit in your reserved seat nor with your “pod”/group.
  • Changes to Venue Entry and Exit—staggered arrival and release times:
    • For reserved seating, patrons will be assigned staggered entry times in advance corresponding to their seating row. This information will be communicated on our website, ticket platform, and in all confirmation and reminder emails. If you do not know your seating time, please contact the box office in advance.
    • For general admission in-person events, patrons will be assigned staggered entry times and seated according to a seating chart. This information will be communicated on our website, ticket platform, and in all confirmation and reminder emails. If you need help finding an available or accessible seat, please see an usher.
    • Patrons can only sit in designated available seating. Please do not sit in seats designated unavailable either online or in person at the venue. For general admission programs, unavailable seats will be marked as such.
  • Changes to Concession Policy: Food and beverages may be enjoyed at your seat only
  • Changes to Refund Policy: SJCC Arts + Ideas will offer patrons the option of a refund, credit, or donation only if a show cancels due to COVID-19. Additionally, if you or a member of your party cannot attend due to experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please do not come to the venue and you may contact the box office for a refund, credit, or to donate* your purchase to SJCC Arts + Ideas. Any issued refunds and credits will not include any taxes or fees paid by the customer upon purchase.

*SJCC is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, EIN 90-0953408. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Additionally, all attendees and patrons:

  • MUST wear a mask at all times. Pursuant to the Secretary of Health’s Order 20-03, face coverings must always be worn and when concessions are made available, may only be removed for the limited purpose and limited time period necessary to consume food and beverages, which can only be done while seated in the theater.
  • MUST follow one-way crowd-flow directional signs, visible and floor markings, and/or observe barriers, staff and volunteer directions, in order to maintain physical distancing and avoid congregating or backflow traffic.
  • MUST consent to and pass a health screening prior to entering the building.
  • MUST maintain 6 feet of distance between anyone who is not in your household at all times.
  • MUST abide by designated staggered arrival and seating times to avoid gatherings at the box office or the health screening area. Please arrive at your scheduled time. If you arrive early, please wait in your car until your designated time if possible.
  • MUST observe and abide by our reserved/designated seating and late seating policies. Please sit only in ticketed, reserved seats. Please do not sit in alternative seats or seats marked “unavailable.” If you need assistance finding a different seat or need an accessible seat, please ask an usher for help.
  • MUST leave the theater in accordance with post-event staggered “release” instructions, with those needing additional time and access released first, followed by front-to-back-row timed exiting.
  • MUST not bring any outside food nor beverages into the building, venue, or theater.

For full Arts + Ideas policies, click here >>