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Health & Safety Protocols

Effective as of June 4, 2021

During Phase 3 of Reopening, 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 judgement, 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.

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Health Screening & Temperature Checks Protocol

All community members and staff are asked to monitor their own health prior to coming to the Boulder JCC or any Boulder JCC off-site event. Community members and staff must remain home if they have:

  • A measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Any symptoms of COVID-19
  • A known exposure to someone who has tested positive or is presumed positive for COVID-19 (fully vaccinated individuals should follow CDC and health department guidelines)

Health screenings and temperature checks will no longer be conducted upon arrival at the Boulder JCC. Any visitors* to the building who are not attending through a program requiring pre-registration, must sign in and complete the Boulder JCC’s online health screening and waiver.

*Please note that visitors at this time are still by appointment only 

 

Mask Policy

Boulder JCC Outdoor Programs

  • Family and Children Programs
    • Masks: Not required
  • Adults
    • Masks: Not required
  • In the case of inclement weather, outdoor programs may move indoors and will follow Boulder JCC Indoor Program Mask Policy. 

Boulder JCC Indoor Programs

  • Required at all times by all participants ages 3 and up. 
  • Not Required for programs and meetings where all participants are fully-vaccinated* when in the designated space for that program. Masks must be worn when leaving designated program space and entering shared spaces inside the Boulder JCC (i.e. lobby, restrooms, library, etc.). 

At programs or in designated spaces where masks may be removed or are optional, we always encourage participants to continue wearing a mask if they are more comfortable doing so. 

As a community center, the Boulder JCC space is shared with children under 12 who are not yet able to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as other members of our community who may be immunocompromised or at higher risk for COVID-19. Thank you for your support in keeping our community safe. 

*Individuals who have a medical or religious exemption or do not have access to vaccinations are encouraged to contact the Boulder JCC to request reasonable accommodations.


Physical Distancing Protocol

While physical distancing is no longer required in all circumstances, we recognize that it provides both an extra layer of safety and the space that some individuals need as they begin to gather again in person and acclimate.

  • Outdoors: Physical distancing will no longer be required outdoors.
  • Indoors: Efforts to ensure physical distancing indoors will be encouraged, but will not always be required/possible. Current protocols include: 
    • Separate entrances and exits, dependent upon circumstances
    • Capacity limits and distanced seating at indoor events where participants include those who are unvaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown
    • Indoor programs that require participants to be fully vaccinated will no longer require physical distancing

 

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.


Restroom Policy

  • Restrooms return to their designed use (i.e. gendered or all gender) with no capacity limits
  • Masks must be worn by all individuals ages 3 and up
  • Restrooms will no longer be disinfected/sanitized between use by individuals using the restroom
  • Restrooms will be cleaned regularly throughout the day by assigned employees and deep cleaned each evening by our contracted cleaning company
  • HEPA filters have been placed in all shared space/adult restrooms

 

When to Stay Home Policy

  • Who should stay home from the J? Anyone with the following symptoms or exposures must remain at home:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Chills
    • Repeated shaking with chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Diarrhea
    • Feeling feverish or measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Known close contact* (within the 14 preceding days) with a person who is confirmed or presumptive positive for COVID-19.

  • Individuals who have been ill and/or tested negative for COVID-19 may return to the J when ALL of the following criteria have been met:
    • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since resolution of symptoms without the use of medications; AND
    • The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); AND
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
    Individuals who wish to return to the J prior to fulfilling these criteria must obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis and a negative PCR COVID-19 test.

  • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 may return to the J when ALL of the following criteria have been met:
    • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since resolution of symptoms without the use of medications; AND
    • The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); AND
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

  • What if I have come into contact with someone who has been ill?
    • Individuals with known close contact* with a person who is positive or presumptive positive for COVID-19 may return to the J following a 14-day self-quarantine period from the last date of exposure.
    • Individuals with known close contact* with a person who is ill/experiencing any illness symptoms should stay home.

  • What if an individual becomes ill after being at the J?
    • Any person who develops symptoms, tests positive, or is presumed positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of being at the J is asked to email Health@boulderjcc.org so that appropriate steps can be taken as guided by local health officials.

  • *Close contact refers to:

a) Being within approximately 6 feet of a person positive or presumed positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more within a 24 hour period. (regardless of whether masks were worn)

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b) Having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g. being coughed on).

  • Fully vaccinated individuals should follow CDC and health department guidelines