Health & Safety Protocols

Effective as of September 3, 2021

The Boulder JCC building is open to registered program participants, rental attendees, and by appointment only. The building remains closed to walk-ins. 

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our community is our top priority.

As a community center, we believe that everyone carries a responsibility for the health and safety of our community and staff. As local and state restrictions are lifted, and there is increased interaction, we remind you that community spread of COVID-19 is ongoing. You play a critical role in maintaining a safe and healthy environment. 

When reviewing the Boulder JCC’s health and safety protocols, please consider that the JCC serves people of all ages, including individuals who are under 12 years old and not yet eligible to be vaccinated, immunocompromised, and/or at higher risk for COVID-19. We also ask that you help us continue to care for our community with good judgment, compassion, and empathy for one another. 

The following health and safety protocols do not affect any policies or procedures that are in place for the Boulder JCC’s licensed child care programs, including the Jay and Rose Phillips Early Childhood Center and Cherryvale Day Camp. Licensed child care programs, and staff supporting those programs, continue to follow the health and safety protocols for those programs based on CDPHE and the Boulder County Health Department guidance and recommendations.

Mask Policy

Effective Friday, September 3, Boulder County Board of Health approved Public Health Order 2021-08 requiring that all individuals age two and older, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face-covering in all public indoor spaces in Boulder County during periods of substantial and high transmission on the CDC Tracker

Based on this public health order and further informed by CDPHE and CDC guidelines we have updated our mask policy:



  • Masks are not required for Boulder JCC staff and community members
  • In the case of inclement weather, outdoor programs may move indoors and will follow the Boulder JCC’s Indoor Mask Policy 

To protect health and support continued in-person learning in PK-12 schools and childcare settings, Boulder County Public Health previously issued Public Health Order 2021-07 requiring facial coverings, and that order is still in effect.

When to Stay Home

Refer to CDC guidelines on when to stay home and quarantine if sick.

Other Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Transmission

  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures. Our outside cleaning company deep cleans all camp, ECC, and active areas of the J each evening. Additionally, there is frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces (such as bathroom surfaces, doorknobs, handrails, light switches, countertops, and tables), materials, and equipment throughout the day. Specific protocols will vary according to the program type.
  • Informational signage is posted throughout the campus outlining policies and protocols.
  • The Boulder JCC has a state-of-the-art HVAC system with a high rate of exchange of fresh air.
  • We encourage increased handwashing, especially upon entering and exiting the building and before and after using the restroom, eating or handling food, and touching one’s face. 
  • Additional efforts to reduce the risk of transmission will vary according to the program type and will be communicated appropriately.
  • On June 25, 2021, the Boulder JCC implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for employees. This policy requires all employees to obtain and maintain COVID-19 vaccinations, with exemptions for qualifying medical and/or religious reasons in compliance with applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws. We have 100% compliance with the policy. 99% of our staff are vaccinated and 1% have a qualifying medical exemption.