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Covid Update

Due to the rapid rise in virus cases, we have instituted new Covid policies that go into effect today, Thursday, January 6, 2022.  These updated policies were established after reviewing recent changes by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Baltimore County Department of Health, and in consultation with our medical advisors at LifeBridge Health.

*Please note that the CDC now identifies individuals as fully vaccinated if they have had a full dose of their chosen vaccine and have received a booster shot if they are eligible for one.

If you test positive for Covid-19, you are required to follow these steps:

  • Do not visit the JCC for a minimum of five days.  Day 1 is the day following your positive test.   
  • After these five days you are welcome to return as long as you are symptom free. If you choose to exercise at the Owings Mills JCC during the next five days (after you are symptom free), you will be required to wear a mask.  NOTE: Masks are required all times at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC per Baltimore City’s mask mandate.

If you are fully vaccinated and have direct exposure to someone who tests positive, but they DO NOT live in your home:

  • If you have no symptoms: No quarantine is required, but you are required to wear a mask when exercising at the JCC for 10 days after your exposure.
  • If you have symptoms: You will need to quarantine for a minimum of five days. Please get a PCR test on or after day five and return when you test negative and are symptom free. We require you to wear a mask while exercising for five days after you are symptom free and Covid-negative.

If you are NOT fully vaccinated and have direct exposure to someone who tests positive but they DO NOT live in your home:

  • You will need to quarantine for minimum of five days. Please get a PCR test on or after day five and return when you test negative and are symptom free.  We require you to wear a mask while exercising for five days after you are symptom free and Covid-negative.

If you have direct exposure to someone who tests positive with whom you are living in your home:

  • Regardless of your vaccination status, you will need to quarantine for minimum of five days. Please get a PCR test on or after day five and return when you test negative and are symptom free. We require you to wear a mask while exercising for five days after you are symptom free and Covid-negative.

We encourage you to get your booster if you are eligible. We are hosting vaccine clinics at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC on Friday, January 7 from 9:00am to 12:00pm, and Thursday, February 3 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. In addition, Bikor Cholim of Baltimore has a vaccine site that requires appointments.   This information can be found at baltimorebikurcholim.org.  There is also a new drive thru testing site at the former Baltimore City Public Safety Training Facility, 3500 W. Northern Parkway 21215.   The new site provides free PCR testing from Sunday through Thursday from 12:30-5:30pm.  For more information and to register, visit www.BaltimorePCR.com.    

We are doing our best to track cases at the JCC and to notify members of possible exposure.  If you recently tested positive after a visit to the JCC please contact our membership team at member_services@jcc.org or 410.500.5910 (PH) or 410.559.3506 (OM) for guidance.

We are continuously monitoring the situation and will provide updated information when available.  We are committed to keeping our community engaged, safe, and healthy!  Let’s each do our part to keep each other safe and healthy.

Mask Policy-effective December 29, 2021

Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
Masks are required to be worn indoors by all JCC members and program participants at our Rosenbloom Owings Mills facility in response to the new Baltimore County mask mandate.
All JCC members and program participants at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC must wear a mask when checking in at the front desk, walking through the building or in common areas such as the bathrooms, locker rooms, or the café.  
As indicated by this recent mandate, masks are not required when swimming, eating, or engaging in physical activity.  The Baltimore County mandate is currently imposed through Monday, January 31. The JCC will continue to follow all mandated Covid-19 guidelines from Baltimore County.

Weinberg Park Heights JCC
Masks continue to be required indoors at our Weinberg Park Heights facility due to the government mandate from Baltimore City Mayor, Brandon Scott. This means members, ages 2+, will be required to wear a properly fitting non-mesh mask at all times in our Park Heights building, except when swimming in our pool or eating in our café. For guidance on appropriate mask wearing visit this CDC resource.  

SANITIZING AND CLEANING PROCEDURES

  • Our enhanced round-the-clock cleaning procedures, using hospital-grade disinfectant cleaners, help assure that all surfaces and high touch points are kept clean and free of bacterial build-up.  This includes the use of Electrostatic Antimicrobial Fog Sprayers that enables the cleaning solutions to adheres to surfaces and penetrate hard-to-reach areas including cracks and crevices
  • Members should continue to wipe down and clean all equipment before and after use.
  • Our housekeeping team routinely cleans throughout the day and a deep cleaning is done midday and at the end of each day.
  • Disinfectant wipes are available for members and staff to use in all our sports and wellness areas to kill bacteria, germs, and viruses.
  • Touchless, hand sanitizer stations are readily available throughout our facilities.
  • Our Early Learning Center and J Camps team are following cleaning and sanitizing protocols recommended by local and national medical experts. 

VENTILATION: AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING UNITS

  • We provide regular preventive maintenance to our units including routine filter changes. Our air filters come with a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values (MERV) rating of 11. MERV ratings define the effectiveness of the filter against airborne particles which are measured in Microns. Each Micron is one millionth of a meter in size. We use MERV 11 filters in all J cooling and heating units, the highest filter recommended for our heating and cooling systems which also enable unobstructed air flow. MERV filters rated 11 catch particles that are 1.0 - 3.0 microns and are often used in hospital laboratories.

SWIMMING POOLS

  • Sodium hypochlorite is a CDC approved pool disinfectant which is applied in swimming pools for water disinfection and oxidation. At our Park Heights facility and all of our outdoor pools on the Owings Mills campus, we add sodium hypochlorite to the water in a form similar to household bleach. At our Owings Mills indoor facility, we introduce sodium hypochlorite by electrically breaking down saltwater. Disinfectant levels are continuously maintained by electronic controllers and are manually checked throughout the day. Ultraviolet (UV) light - an extremely effective sanitizer commonly used in medical environments and on municipal water supplies – is also employed at both of our indoor facilities. We run a large fan over our pools to help improve airflow in the natatorium to reduce the buildup of chloramines on the pool surface. Throughout the day we increase the fan speed and periodically exchange the natatorium air by bringing in fresh air from the outside.

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