COVID-19 Policy Update

Updated Effective: March 12, 2023

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have done our utmost to serve you and our community, with health and safety as our top priority.  After consulting with our medical advisors at LifeBridge Health, and reviewing the protocols of the CDC and local health authorities, we have decided to modify our current COVID-19-related policies.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 

  • Day zero is either the day of your symptoms or the date of your positive test. 
  • Do not visit the JCC for a minimum of five days after your positive test or onset of symptoms.  
  • After these five days, if you are symptom free, you are welcome to return to the JCC. However, you are required to wear a mask in our facilities for the following five days. 

Direct exposure to someone who tests positive (outside your household): 

  • If no symptoms:
    • No quarantine is needed  
    • However, you are required to wear a mask in the JCC for 10 days after your initial exposure. 
    • Testing is recommended five days or more after exposure. (If you were COVID-19-positive in the last 90-day testing is not needed) 
  • If you have Symptoms:
    • Quarantine for minimum of five days. 
    • You are required to get a PCR test on or after day five. (If you were COVID-19-positive in the last 90-day testing is not required) 
    • Return when symptom free 
    • You are required to wear a mask for five additional days upon return to the JCC. 

Direct exposure to someone who tests positive (same household):

  • If a COVID-19-positive household member can completely isolate: no quarantine is required, however you are required to wear a mask while at the JCC for 10 days after they test positive. We ask that you test (home tests are acceptable) on day one of initial exposure and then on day five. If you test positive, please refer to positive protocols above.
  • If COVID-19-positive household member CAN NOT completely isolate from other family members, you must quarantine for five days. You can return on day six – only if you have tested negative at this time (a home test is acceptable). In addition, you must wear a mask at the JCC for an additional five days. A follow-up test is required on day 10 of post-exposure. If, at any time, you test positive, please follow the positive protocols above. 

We are doing our best to track cases at the JCC and to notify members of possible exposure.   

Mask Policy

  • You must wear a mask at the JCC, if you tested positive five to ten days ago. See our policies above for details. 
  • NEW! We are now limiting the mask requirement to those individuals that can be identified as being directly exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Direct exposure is defined as being within six feet of a COVID-19 positive person for more than 15 minutes. This could be in a class at the JCC, at home, work or at a social event.
  • NEW! Group Fitness participants will no longer be required to wear a mask for 10 days after being in a class where another participant tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • NEW! The JCC reserves the right to require masking if we are able to determine someone has been directly exposed in our facility, or we deem it necessary for the health and safety of the participants of a program. 
  • To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our facility, we ask that all of our members, guests and staff continue to inform us if they test positive after a recent visit to our facilities so that we can alert other individuals who may have been exposed to you for 15 minutes or more. 
  • If you test positive – please contact our membership team at or 410.500.5910 (PH) or 410.559.3506 (OM) for guidance. 

NEW! Staff Vaccine Requirement  

The JCC has made the decision to remove its staff vaccinations mandate and will no longer require most staff to be vaccinated effective March 12, 2023.  Our Early Learning Center will continue to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination and boost through the school year.   

We know that you are most protected by being fully vaccinated and we continue to strongly recommend that JCC staff be fully vaccinated and up to date with boosters.  However, since vaccinations have not been proven to protect you from contracting or spreading current strains of the virus, we felt lifting the requirement made sense at this time.   

We remain steadfast in our efforts to minimize community spread by reminding our staff, members and guests to continue to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and not to enter our facilities if experiencing symptoms.