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As the SJCC building begins to reopen, this is your go-to spot for the latest policies and procedures for each of our departments, and for the broader SJCC facility. Thank you for helping us keep our community healthy and safe.

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 video’s 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 today!

If you have any questions, please contact Senior Director, SJCC Experience Dana Weiner.

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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. Then 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 an at-home pre-screen of yourself and your family members. If you do not feel 100% well, but please stay home and call your doctor.
  • 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.
  • Masks or other appropriate face coverings will be required at all times while in the building. Face covering exceptions include:
    • Children younger than age 2 years.
    • 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.
    • For more information, visit the State of Washington Department of Health web page.
  • Maintain a 6-foot physical distance.
  • Please follow posted signs as entry points, traffic patterns, and instructions may change.
  • Additional handwashing stations will be located throughout the facility.
  • The building is not open for drop-ins; access is by reservation only
  • Locker rooms (including showers, changing areas, sauna, steam room, hot tub) – please come dressed for your workout or swim.
  • Water fountains (the bottle-filler will be available) – please bring a full water bottle.
  • Towel service – please bring your own towel.
  • Drop-in workouts, basketball court, racquetball courts

fitness + aquatics reopeningFitness + Aquatics

Please be sure to review the policies above that apply to everyone visiting the J.

Fitness Center

We excited to announce that as of Monday, Aug. 10, the Fitness Center is available to members by reservation. Workout timeslots will be available in 50-minute sessions Monday to Friday between 7:15-10:15 am and 3-5 pm, and Saturday-Sunday between 10 am-2 pm.

  • Each timeslot is limited to 5 people
  • Locker rooms and showers are closed — please come dressed for your workout
  • Bring your own towel and water bottle
  • Masks are required in the Fitness Center (and the entire SJCC)

Learn more + sign up for a workout timeslot HERE >>

Training time slots will be available between 8 am-6 pm. We’re offering one-on-one personal training in the building. 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 wear a mask at all times and to maintain a six-foot physical distance.
  • Remember to come dressed for your workout, as the locker rooms are closed.
  • Bring your own towel and water bottle.

Learn more HERE.

We’re offering a few in-person class options through the month of July.

  • Class sizes are limited to four participants and reservations are required.
  • Remember to come dressed for your workout, as the locker rooms are closed.
  • Bring your own towel and water bottle.
  • Masks are required

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

We’re offering limited lap swim sessions between 7 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday.

  • 4 spots are available in each timeslot; reservations are required.
  • Swimmers may reserve 1 spot per day.
  • Remember to come dressed for your swim, as the locker rooms are closed.
  • Bring your own towel and water bottle.

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

Family swim returns Aug. 22. Family swim will be held Saturday and Sunday in 45-minute timeslots beginning at 12 pm with the last timeslot starting at 2:15 pm. Only one family allowed per timeslot.

  • One spot is available in each timeslot; a reservation is required.
  • 4 family members are allowed per reservation. One adult required.
  • Each timeslot is 45 minutes. Here are the time slots: 12:00, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1:00, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45, 2:00 and 2:15 pm
  • 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 1 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.
  • If you need to cancel a reservation, text the word REMOVE in front of the class code (listed below) to 888-663-3752. Example: RemoveLapSwim200 or RemoveAquaFit900 (the system is not case sensitive).
  • Locker rooms and water fountains will be closed; please come dressed in your swimming suit and bring your own water bottle and towel.

Check out the full schedule and find reservation codes in each day’s event listing >>

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.
  • Come dressed in your swimsuit; bring a towel, goggles, and water bottle. There is no towel service, and the locker rooms and 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 Aquatic staff member will take children to the pool and return children to the health screening desk after lessons.
  • Children should come prepared to swim in their swim suit. Aquatic staff will return children in their swim suit, 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 has reopened 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 inbox for details. Email ECS Director Carrie Stull with questions.


J Kids reopening policiesJ Kids + Camp

Please be sure to review the policies above that apply to everyone visiting the J.

J-Cation is a brand new, fun-filled summer camp for pre-k through 5th graders! This will replace all previously scheduled J Camp sessions for summer 2020. Just like J Camp it will continue to include days full of fun, friendship, and fast-paced activity! J-Cation will be a singular camp experience, which allows us to address many of the factors in reducing the spread of COVID-19, most notably, increasing physical distance between groups and limiting the number of people coming in and out of camp throughout the week.

We are working with the Jewish Community Center Association (JCCA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with state and local Public Health advisors who are providing guidelines and advice for day camps. Many new protocols will be put in place, including:

  • Increased physical distancing measures, which are intended to keep groups separate from one another
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as recommended by current state guidelines
  • Enhanced handwashing and sanitation procedures for staff and campers
  • Enhanced cleaning/sanitizing of high-touch areas
  • Daily health screening for staff and campers upon entry
  • Contactless pick-up/drop-off and strict “no-sharing” policies

  Learn more on J-Cation here >>

J-Cation September & J-Cation Fall

J-Cation September and J-Cation Fall are weekday programs for kids in grades K-8, designed to support families during the COVID-19 pandemic school closures. These programs are an extension of our J-Cation summer camp and are structured with COVID-19 protocols at the fore.

  • Daily screenings: every staff member and student will complete a brief health screening and temperature check before entering.
  • Masks are required. (Please see list of exceptions above)
  • Physical distancing: work spaces will be 6’ apart or more and recreational/extracurricular activities will comply with COVID-19 guidelines
  • Small cohorts: specific children will be assigned to specific cohorts each week and cohorts will stay together throughout the week
  • Please be sure to review the policies above that apply to everyone visiting the J.

Learn more + register for J-Cation September & Fall here >>

Enrichment Classes

The J is excited to announce a fall line-up of enrichment classes for kids and teens. Work in accordance of Washington’s Safe Start plan, the J has a class for every kid in your family – from pre-K to teen. Please note the following policies in addition to the general building policies listed above:

  • Classe groups limited to 5; groups will not mix
  • Masks are required at all times
  • Physical distancing maintained throughout classes
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols of spaces and materials will be implemented
  • Drop-off/pick-up and pick up from the front door
  • Children are taken for handwashing upon entering the building and at the conclusion of the class
  • Parents are not allowed into the building or program areas

Learn more + register for fall enrichment classes here >>