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Updated Policies

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.

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Updated May 11, 2022

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With the evolving COVID-19 situation, the SJCC is updating our vaccination, screening, and masking requirements for entering the facility. Please follow the guidance in the links below from the Washington State Department of Health:

Vaccination Policy: all visitors 5 years of age and older must show proof of full vaccination to enter the SJCC. Show your vaccination card, an image of your card, and/or download a certificate on MyIR Mobile.

Mask Guidance: Although masks are currently optional in most areas of the SJCC, we strongly recommend that everyone (2+) wear masks while indoors at the J. Our hope is that by adopting this voluntary, temporary measure, we will be able to mitigate against the current uptick in cases.  Please keep in mind the mask policy in the Early Childhood School may vary to protect the health and safety of young children who cannot yet be vaccinated.  Please see below for our mask policies >>

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For Everyone Entering the J

  • Members and guests will be asked to complete an updated waiver before participating in any SJCC programming.
  • 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 health care provider.
  • Travel Guidelines: If you have recently traveled out of town, please follow the CDC’s travel guidelines before coming to the J.

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Proof of Vaccination

The Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC) requires proof of full vaccination1 for all people age 5 and older. All visitors 5+ years of age must show proof of full vaccination upon entry. To show proof of vaccination2, show your vaccine card, a photo of your vaccine card, or use the myIR.com tool, sanctioned by the WA state Department of Public Health. Follow these instructions to set up your MYIR.net account.

Medical exemption? Email us for a medical exemption form. We will contact you after we receive and review the completed form.

  • MASK POLICY (as of May 11, 2022):
    • As of March 12, masks are optional in most areas of the SJCC. However we strongly recommend everyone (2+) wear masks while indoors at the J. Our hope is that by adopting this voluntary, temporary measure, we will be able to mitigate against the current uptick in cases.
    • The SJCC’s policy regarding masks in the Early Childhood School may vary to protect the health and safety of young children who cannot yet be vaccinated.
    • 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.
    • Please be respectful of others’ choices regarding mask-wearing.
  • Maintain a 6-foot physical distance indoors, when possible.
  • Handwashing and sanitizer stations are located throughout the facility.

Additional Facility Notes

  • Locker rooms and showers are open.
  • Locker access is day-use only (any locks left overnight will be cut and removed).
  • At this time, saunas, steam rooms, and the hot tub remain closed as we work to bring them back after the prolonged closure.
  • Fitness classes are available both in-person and virtually
  • Masks are optional, but strongly recommended, in most areas of the J, including on the pool deck. Masks are not to be worn in the pool.
  • Bring your own towel and water bottle.

Event- and Program-Specific Guidance

  • Certain programs or events may have specific guidance or protocols in addition to those outlined above. Any necessary information will be communicated in advance; please check your email.

1. Full vaccination is two weeks past a fully completed vaccination regimen.
2. Given the recent recommendation for a booster shot at eight (8) months post final vaccination, we anticipate the tool to update to reflect that third (booster) shot. We will rely on the DoH tool to certify vaccination status.
3. Medical exemptions will be honored with proof of medical exemption upon entry. [TBD]