Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Update

Our first and foremost concern is for the health and safety of all of our members and staff. Our JCC Leadership and Board have been working closely with our local and state public health agencies, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the JCC Association as we monitor the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We want you to be aware that both the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) have outlined basic measured that you can take to protect your health and the health of others. We are requiring our staff to follow these procedures and requesting the same of our members: 

• Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean them with an alcohol-based hand rub. In this regard, dispensers containing hand sanitizers throughout the building have been replenished. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

•You should avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

•Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (or bent elbow if no tissue is available) when you cough or sneeze and dispose of any used tissue immediately.

•If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, we advise that you seek medical attention if needed. 

•Avoid large gatherings and meetings whenever possible.

• If you have personal travel booked to any of the at-risk countries identified by the Center for Disease Control, including, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Iran, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam, we encourage you to exercise judgement on whether to make the trip. If you have visited any of these areas within the past 14 days, please do not come to the JCC.

In addition, we have taken these steps at the JCC to assure your safety:

•We have added 15 hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the building.

•Our maintenance staff is disinfecting all door handles and surfaces hourly.

•Our early childhood staff is following our standard sanitizing and health standards to prevent the spread of flu, diseases and other viruses.

• Our teachers will continue with our handwashing procedures; (wash with warm water and soap, for 20 seconds upon arrival at school and throughout the day). They also will continue to sanitize all surfaces multiple times a day as recommended by the Office of Child Care and the CDC. At the end of each day all surfaces are sanitized with a bleach mixture.

If you are confirmed to have the Coronavirus, please do not attend the JCC but make certain to notify the CDC. If you have a sick family member at home with Coronavirus you should notify CDC, for guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure. They will notify us of any risk.

The situation regarding this virus is changing rapidly and we are closely monitoring it for possible changes in our policy. 

Our goal is to provide a safe, healthy environment for all of our members and staff. Your cooperation and assistance will be appreciated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.Please see the links below for additional information:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html 

Sincerely,
Jack I. Fox
Chief Executive Officer JIF/jlc