The PJCC ruach (spirit) does not exist solely in a building! Each of us carries it in our hearts—it is our commitment to caring, connected community. No matter what!
So now we are all at home, and we remain connected—we stay engaged with one another through our Virtual PJCC. Each of us can be inspired by the idea that when we change our focus from “i” to “we”, we can change “illness” to “wellness”.
With vibrant wellness our collective goal, every day we offer you and your family new live and on-demand classes and activities to support you to continue learning, connecting, and staying active. Don’t miss our latest and greatest:
Dear PJCC Community,
These last few weeks have been eventful and even intense as we continue to face the Coronavirus crisis and engage with the magnitude and meaning of the nationwide protests against racism and injustice. Recent PJCC emails and social media posts reflect these poignant times, and there will be more to say in the future. The purpose of this email, however, is to update you on the PJCC’s plans for our limited reopening in July.
In preparation for reopening our building sometime in July, we consulted with physicians, safety and fitness industry experts, and public-health authorities. We want to share some of these new protocols with you:
• Fitness equipment will be sanitized after each use and additional staff will be posted for attentive cleaning. ·
• Members will reserve 1.5-hour long appointments in the Fitness Center and swimming pools. After each block of appointments, the Center will close for 30 minutes to accommodate deep cleaning of all equipment and public spaces.
• In-person Group Exercise classes will take place outside (Shalom Field, Hamlin Garden, Pool Deck and the Functional Fitness Park) to accommodate physical distancing and safe breathing.
• Cardio and strength equipment have been spaced out and added to other areas of the building like the gymnasium, creating workout pods where members will safely have space to use equipment reserved solely for their use.
• A special fitness studio just for those in vulnerable health populations will be set up in the first floor Board Room.
• Personal training will be reimagined, so members and trainers remain safe while ensuring a terrific workout.
• Pools will initially be limited to lap swimming with one swimmer per lane. Lanes will alternate directions and the pool deck will be arranged so members are never adjacent to one another when entering and exiting the swimming pools.
Preparing to welcome you back to the Center safely is an enormous undertaking and it will make us well prepared to resume fitness operations in phases as it is safe to do so. Even so, information continues to change every day, and we know that we will need to be flexible, learning and incorporating ever-changing information along the way. More importantly, we know that you need to know how we are keeping you safe. So, before we reopen, we will publish a summary of our protocols on www.pjcc.org and update it regularly.
Safety is a partnership and our new protocols will require your help to succeed. Members will need to observe physical distancing, wipe down exercise equipment before and after use, and wash hands frequently. We will require members to be diligent about wearing a mask while in the parking lot, entering and exiting the building, inside the Center when not working out, in our outdoor spaces prior to and after exercise, and on the pool decks before and after your swim. We have added hand washing stations throughout the center in addition to our already increased cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer dispensers.
Finally, we will begin billing all adults again for their membership dues in July; children and teens will not return to the Center in Stage 1 of the reopen, and they therefore will not be billed membership dues. Beginning on July 1, all of our virtual content will be available for member enjoyment in our online member portal called MyPJCC. For the rest of June, it will remain accessible and complimentary to members and the public at PJCC@Home.
We are enthusiastic to return to the Center and begin to establish new patterns of living. We can’t wait to welcome you back in person, as well as serve you with continued, high-quality virtual fitness you can enjoy at home.
Wishing you continued vibrant health and safety,
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Wellness Officer
Previous PJCC COVID-19 Emails
June 3 Important Update from the PJCC #1
April 30 What’s Next at the PJCC
April 6 You Are Part of the Solution
March 31 PJCC: An Important Message from the CEO
March 19 PJCC: What You Can Expect In the Coming Weeks
March 16 PJCC: Closure Update
March 14 PJCC: Precautionary Closure
March 13 PJCC: Important COVID-19 Update
February 28 PJCC: Keeping Our Community Healthy
February 9 PJCC Health & Safety
The local Bay Area situation surrounding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly, and the San Mateo County Department of Health recommends assertive action to mitigate the spread of the virus. At this time, let’s remember to hold tight to our shared values of respect, friendship, and loving-kindness. As a community we are all in this together; we all have our part to play in keeping ourselves, our families, and our community well.
Taking into consideration guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the San Mateo County Department of Public Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), and information from the JCC Association of North America about best practices across our movement, the PJCC continues to monitor and assess the situation closely, and we are well prepared should the current situation evolve.
The PJCC is committed to remain an inclusive, diverse community that makes the health and safety of everyone here our highest priority. Our concern and sympathy go out to members of our global community who are affected by this virus. In keeping with our core values of kindness and inclusion, we also want to be mindful of the dangerous stereotypes and xenophobia that are spreading, worldwide, alongside coronavirus. We are in this together, that is what makes our community so wonderful. I thank you for doing your part to help us all remain healthy. If you have any questions, please contact Seth Hazen our Chief Wellness Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Member Services Team at email@example.com.
At this unprecedented time while our community takes measures to protect our health from the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we want to support all our members in the best ways we can. Therefore, you may place your membership on a complimentary, (no cost) two-month freeze for April and May 2020. We will reassess freeze necessity after that, dependent upon the state of public health.
Please fill out this very simple form and submit it digitally. Thank you for staying healthy, strong, and optimistic. And we thank you for being an important member of our PJCC community!
During this unprecedented time when we all have to remain at home, the PJCC wants to continue to support your pursuit of Wellness Your Way™. Choose from 95 youth and adult workouts in 8 categories – we have something for every body!
Previously Scheduled PJCC Programs & Events
We will regularly review all upcoming PJCC events to determine if any changes are required and we’ll provide updates here, as well as directly to registered participants.
You can help keep us safe as well! The most important way to keep COVID-19 risk low is for everyone in our community to take proper precautions. These include:
The CDC and the San Mateo County Public Health Department advise that anyone who has traveled to an area where coronavirus is active, or who has been exposed to anyone with coronavirus, should self-quarantine for 14 days.