Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

COVID-19 FAQs

Below are Frequently Asked Questions by department. If you have additional questions not answered by the information below, please contact Laura Wine at lwine@jccomaha.org.

More information on our reopening plans can be found here.

Facility & General Information FAQ

Current at of 7/6/2020

GENERAL INFORMATION

Q: What are the Phases?
The reopening phases are as follows. You can also find more information here.

PHASE 1: Begins June 1
– Summer Camp, Pennie Z. Davis Child Development Center & Personal Training Appointments ONLY

PHASE 2: Begins June 8
– Limited access, by reservation only, to the Phil Sokolof Center ONLY. (All other areas will remain closed)
– Summer Dance Classes (Begin June 15)

PHASE 3: Date June 15
– Aquatic Facilities. Starting June 15th, limited areas within the Goldstein Family Aquatic Center will be accessible with limitations in place.

PHASE 4: Date July 6
In Person Group Exercise ClassesReservations required!
Limited Use of Basketball Gymnasium
Limited Hours of Fit & Sit – Reservations required!
– Locker Rooms

Q: Will the Fitness Center have modified hours?
Yes. The Fitness Center will have modified hours. The plan is to increase hours with each subsequent week. The only access point to the facility will be the Phil Sokoloff Fitness Center Entrance (Member Services entrance) on the east side of the building. Access to the Fitness Center will NOT be allowed through the west facing entrances on the front of campus. Click here to see our current hours.

Q: Are the locker rooms open?
Yes. Starting on July 6th, use of the locker rooms will be available. Showers, restrooms, and lockers will be available. Towel service will be provided in the indoor locker rooms. Please place all used towels in designated drop areas before exiting the locker room. Locker room locations will be the same as they were before the closure. Per construction – all men will use the upstairs women’s health spa. All women will use the downstairs women’s locker room.

Q: Is the basketball gymnasium open?
Yes. Starting July 6th limited open gym hours will be available. View the current gymnasium schedule here. We ask that all members bring their own basketballs, as we will not be providing equipment. Men’s Drop In Basketball will resume on July 6th. Drop-In Volleyball will resume July 11th and will be held on Sundays from 9-11 a.m. Pickleball and table tennis will not be available until further notice.

Q: Is the racquet ball court open?
A: Yes. Court #2 will be available starting July 6th. Please bring your own equipment, we will not be providing any at this time.
To reserve court use, contact Member Services at (402) 334-6426.
Monday -Thursday        5:00-8:00 pm
Fridays                          5:00-7:00 pm
Saturdays & Sundays   7:30 am – 7:00 pm

Q: Will guests be allowed?
No. At this time guests are not allowed.

Q: What can I bring with me?
We ask that all members try to limit the amount of personal items they bring with them. Starting July 6th, lockers / locker room use will be available. We will NOT hold items at the Member Services Desk. Please plan accordingly.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Q: Can I still check out equipment from the Member Services Desk?
No. Equipment will not be available for check out until further notice.

Q: Can I store my items at the Member Services Desk?
No. No items will be allowed to be stored at member services please plan accordingly for your visit.

Q: Will concessions / coffee still be available from the Member Services Desk?
Yes. Starting July 6th limited concessions and coffee service will be available.

Q: Is there still a Lost & Found area?
There will be a lost and found area however all items will be moved to a storage area at the end of each day. All items left at the J will be taken to a donation center on a weekly basis.

Q: Is Fit & Sit open?
Yes. Starting July 6th, limited morning hours of Fit & Sit will be available.

Q: Can I bring my kids with me? Can then play in the gym or wait on the couches / seating area while I work out?
Only members, ages 16+, with a reservation will be allowed to enter the facility. All lobby seating and lounge areas are not available until further notice.

Q: Can I drop my kids off at the J?
No. The only children allowed in our facility at this time are those registered for summer camp, dance classes, or other programming.

HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOL

Q: Do you have enhanced safety protocol?
Yes. In addition to following the State of Nebraska Health Department, Douglas County, and the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, The J is implementing extra precautions to help our community stay safe and healthy. This includes extensive cleaning protocols and social distancing practices within each of our classes, programs, and facility areas.

Q: What other safety measure are being taken?
– Mandatory face masks for staff in building common areas.
– Sneeze guards have been installed at the Member Services Desk.
– We are strictly adhering to limits on the number of individuals entering the facility, based on capacity guidelines by state government.
– We have implemented the temporary closure of certain areas within the building where social distancing is difficult to maintain.
– Staff are required to wear a mask when working closely with others, take their temperatures daily and stay home if ill.
– All Members are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask during the check-in process, before their  workout, after their workout, and when exiting the facility.
– We are observing enhanced cleaning protocols, but still ask that members also wipe down all equipment, machines, and other surfaces BEFORE and AFTER use using the cleaning supplies provided.
– We encourage frequent hand washing.
– We have additional hand sanitation stations throughout the facility. Please use them.

Q: What are your cleaning protocols?
– We will be cleaning all high touch points frequently
– We ask that members also wipe down all equipment, machines, and other surfaces BEFORE and AFTER use using the cleaning supplies provided.
– Nightly deep cleaning and sanitizing of all equipment.
– Additional and routine training with all staff on proper cleaning and sanitation techniques.
– Hand sanitizers placed at facility entrances and throughout the building.
– Sanitizing stations have been place throughout the fitness center floor with sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer.

 

Fitness Center FAQ

Current as of 7/6/2020

Q: What portions of Fitness Center are opening and when?
The JCC reopening will happen slowly, in phases. Starting June 8th ONLY the Fitness Center will be open. All other areas of the building will remain closed. Different programs and services, like Group Exercise classes and Physical Therapy will be reintroduced in subsequent phases.

• PHASE 1: Begins June 1st
Phase 1 includes Personal Training and Private Pilate’s sessions by appointment ONLY. Appointments will be limited to trainer availability and sessions will need to have been purchased prior to the appointment date. Sessions may be purchase by emailing jberkey@jccomaha.org.

• PHASE 2: Beginning June 8
During Phase 2 only the Phil Sokolof Fitness Center will open at a reduced capacity.  You will need to register for a 45-minute time session using our reservation system here. The only access point to the facility will be through the main Fitness Center entrance.

• PHASE 3: Beginning June 22
Reservations are no longer needed to workout in the Phil Sokolof Fitness Center

• PHASE 4: Beginning July 6
In person Group Exercise classes will be offered. – Reservations are required.
Locker Rooms will be available.
Limited morning hours or Fit & Sit will be available. – Reservations are required

Q: How will my experience be different?
– In addition to following the State of Nebraska Health Department, Douglas County, and the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, The J is implementing extra precautions to help our community stay safe and healthy. This includes extensive cleaning protocols and social distancing practices within each of our classes, programs, and facility areas.
– All members will be asked health screening questions before entering the Fitness Center.
– The only entrance point to the facility will be through the main Fitness Center entrance.
– Programs, equipment and amenities will be reduced. We will strictly adhere to the recommended 6′ physical distancing guidelines when using equipment and weights. In observance of this, cardio machines / equipment use will be staggered to every other machine.
– There will be no “hands-on” components to Personal Training – meaning trainers will not touch members to to adjust form or posture.
– Drinking fountains will not be available, but the bottle fillers will be available.
– We will operate with enhanced cleaning protocol, but we still ask that  you clean and sanitize the equipment you are using before and after each use. We will also have extra hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility.

Q: What will my workout look like?
As of 6/22/20, there are no longer time limits on workouts. We ask that you please continue to social distance, wipe down machines before AND after use, use hand sanitizing stations and consider wearing a mask before and after your workout.

Q: What items can I bring with me?
– All members Must bring their Membership ID cards.
– We ask that Members do their best to limit any personal items they bring with them. We will NO LONGER hold personal items at the Member Services Desk. Please plan accordingly.
– The drinking fountains will not be in use. Members may bring a refillable plastic water bottle if they wish.
– Starting July 6th, full use of the locker rooms will be available. Towels will be provided in the locker rooms. Please make sure to drop all used towels in the designated areas before exiting the locker room.
– Towel service will be available in the Fitness Center.
– Members registered for a Group Exercise class such as Yoga or Pilates are encouraged to bring their own mat.

Q: Are Group Exercise classes being held?
Yes! Starting July 6th limited Group Exercise classes will be held. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. (details below) We hope to phase in even more classes this fall. We will also continue to have Facebook live classes and on demand options via the Virtual J.

Q: Is JFIT being held?
Not quite yet – but we are hopeful that JFIT will resume soon.

Q: Will the walking tracks be available?
The walking track in the Fitness Center will be available. The walking track in the basketball gymnasium gym is available during open gymnasium hours.

Q: Is Fit & Sit open?
Yes. Starting July 6th limited morning hours will be available. Please note that new protocol are in place. Please review all of the details here. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. To make a reservation please call Member Services at (402) 334-6426.

Q: Do I have to wear a mask when I workout?
We ask that you wear a mask upon arrival to the JCC, during the check in process, health screening and upon exiting the building.  We will provide you a plastic baggie to put your mask and limited personal items in while you workout.

Q: Will my trainer / the staff be wearing masks?
Your trainer will be wearing a mask while on the fitness center floor and in any of the personal training studios.

Q: How many people allowed in Fitness Center at once?
We are following all state and local guidelines for capacity limits. Due to the size of our facility, we can now operate within these guidelines without having to require workout reservations.

Q: What is the cleaning protocol for the Fitness Center?
The fitness center is thoroughly cleaned, sanitized and disinfected.  We clean all equipment and high touch points frequently. Each night we will complete another thorough cleaning of all equipment and high touch points.

GROUP EX  PROTOCOL & RESERVATION FAQ

In order to adhere with covid capacity limits, all Group Ex classes now require a reservation. Class sizes will be limited based on location. Locations have been measured out according to social distancing guidelines and the understanding that members will be moving around during classes.
The maximum capacities are as listed:
 Large Group Ex Studio: 14  / Small Group Ex Studio: 7  / Spin Studio: 6 / Basketball Gymnasium: 20

Q: How do I make a reservation for Group Ex classes?
A: Reservations can be made by clicking the “Sign Up” tab located under the class of your choice on the live Group Ex schedule. Reservations can also be made through the JCC App.

Q: What if I need to cancel my reservation?
A: If a member reserves a spot but needs to cancel prior to that class time, they may do so without penalty. If you need to cancel, please do so ASAP through the App / website. To cancel on the website, click “Sign up” under the class you have reserved. It will then give you the option to “Cancel Reservation”.

Q: When can I begin to register?
A: Classes open for reservation one week in advance. Reservations will remain open until the class begins or until maximum capacity has been reached.

Q: What if the class is full? 
A: If a class is fully booked, members can choose to be added to the waitlist. Each class will have a waitlist of 5 spots. If a Member is added to the class from the waitlist, they will receive an email notification indicating that they have been added to the class.

Q: Are walk-in accepted?
A: Walk-ins are only accepted if the class is not fully booked.  Waitlist members have first priority to empty slots.

Q: What if I’m late for class?
A: If you do not arrive within 5 minutes of the class start time your spot could be given to a waitlist or walk-in member.  Please be on time! If a class is fully booked online, waitlisted / walk-in Members who arrive at class time may only be added to the class if a member who has reserved a spot does not show up within the first 5 minutes of class. If the member with the reservation does not arrive within 5 minutes, they lose their spot. Waitlist members have priority over walk-ins.

Q: Do I need to bring anything?
A: We ask you bring your own mat for yoga, mat pilates and PiYo classes. Certain yoga props (bolsters, blankets, etc) will not be available for the time being. We also ask that all members strongly encourage wearing face masks before and after their workout. Limited equipment will be available for use during group ex classes. We ask that all members help us by cleaning their equipment BEFORE & AFTER use.

 

 

Aquatic Reservation FAQ

Updated 7/7/20

AQUATIC RESERVATION FAQ

Q: What are the hours for the pool?
As of now, only the outdoor lap pool and splash pad are open. The outdoor leisure pool and water features are closed until further notice. Early morning hours are reserved for lap swim and water walking. (Family swim is not allowed during this time).  Afternoon hours are designated for open family swim. (Dedicated lanes for lap swimming are not available during these hours). Please note that all hours are tentative and subject to change.
Current hours can be found here.

Q: How do I make a reservation?
Starting 7/7 – Reservations will once again be required for open family swim. All members wanting to come for open family swim must preregister through the JCC website. Each member must make their own reservation. No guests are allowed at this time. All Members must accept the online waiver prior to registering for a session. Reservations are not needed for morning lap swim hours.

Once you have completed the registration process you will receive two emails, one email will contain a ticket with a QR code. Please either bring a paper copy of the ticket or have it available on your phone at check in.  The second email is a list of policies and procedures for our members.  Please read these closely.

Q: When can I make a reservation for a swim time? 
Swim session reservations will open at 11am the day prior to the swim session, for example Wednesday, July 8 sessions will open on the Tuesday, July 7. Families can only reserve one session per day.

Q: How many individuals are allowed per time slot?
At this time we are allowing 100 members per time slot for open family swim.

Q: How long is my time slot?
A: Open Family Swim Sessions will last 90 minutes. Only 100 members will be allowed during open family swim sessions. All ages are welcome.

Q: What if I missed or am late for my scheduled time?
If you are late you will have two options:
1) After your check in you can head to your scheduled session. Your session will still end at that of the reservation time. You will not be allowed to extend your time.
2) Cancel the reservation and make a new reservation at a later time.

Q: What if I need to cancel my reservation?
Should you need to cancel your reservation, a link in your initial confirmation email will allow you to do so.

Q: Where do I go to check in?
The ONLY entrance to the Goldstein Family Aquatic Center is through the direct outdoor entrance. Entering and exiting through the Fitness Center will not be allowed. Please bring your Membership ID card.

Q: What will the check in process look like?
Please arrive 10 minutes before your reservation to complete the check in process. (If you are late, you will still have to leave at the reservation ending time.) If there is a line, members will be asked to line up 6’ apart on the sidewalk. Members of the same family can stand together. We ask that members please wear a mask until they enter the facility. Members will be asked basic covid related health screening questions before entering.  Do not enter the facility until instructed by a JCC staff member. Please remember to have your confirmation email (OR code on your phone or printed version) ready to be scanned a JCC staff member.

Q: What if I don’t have a smart phone for check in?
If you do not have a smart phone you can print off the QR code. If you need additional assistance, please call the member services desk at (402) 334-6426.

Q: What is available?
As of 7/7 the following areas within the Goldstein Family Aquatic Center will be accessible with limitations in place.
• Lap Pool
• Splash Pad
• Bath House
• Distanced Deck Seating

All other areas and features will be closed until further notice. Click here for details.

Q: Will there be towel service?
No. At this time there is no towel service. Please bring your own.

Q: What can I bring with me?
Bags are allowed at the pool, but secured storage will not be available. We ask that you try to limit the amount of personal items you bring with you. Please remember to bring a towel. Refillable plastic water bottles are allowed, but any other outside food and drink is not allowed.

 

Youth Department / Fit & Sit FAQ

Current as of 7/6/2020

Q: What is the cleaning protocol for the youth department?
Camp facilities will undergo thorough cleaning prior to the start of the camp season.  Then during each day the staff will consistently clean and disinfect all areas and supplies used by campers.  Throughout the day JCC Housekeeping, staff will clean high touch points such as door handles, light switches, tables and chairs.  Staff will be instructed to sanitized tables and chairs upon entering and exiting each room.

Q: How will my experience be different? What is being done to keep my child safe?
As of now, the youth department is planning that schools will open as usual in August.  We will continue to monitor the recommendations from the CDC, state and local health department to change any policies necessary to keep out staff and children safe.

Q: Does my child need to wear a mask?
Masks are not necessary for children but if can be worn if requested by parents.

Q: Will staff be wearing masks?
Staff will be wearing masks when in close proximity of children, preparing food, administering minor first aid and when traveling through the hallways.

Q: Are all of the amenities in the Youth Lounge still available?
We will have all items available to children registered in the Youth Department programs.  These items are cleaned and sanitized regularly.

Q: What programs are taking place and what has been cancelled?
As of now, we are currently planning our normal schedule of Kids Night Out, School Break Specials, etc. for the 2020-21 school year.

Q: Can I still book a birthday party?
We will begin booking birthday parties in September 2020.

Q: Can I send my child with personal items / what do I need to send with my child?
We have always asked children to refraining from bringing items from home, this is still the case and even more important during COVID-19.

Q: Will snacks be provided?
We provide snack for Kidz Inn and school breaks specials every afternoon. These snacks will be prepackaged whenever possible.

Q: Will Pizza Fridays be held?
For the time being, we will not be having Pizza Fridays.

Q: Can I walk my child into the building?
When you arrive to pick up your child from a Youth Department program, please call the Youth Lounge, (402) 334-6408 and a staff member will escort your child(ren) to you. If you are registered for Fit & Sit, you may walk your child to the area.

FIT & SIT FAQ

Q: Is Fit & Sit open?
A: Yes. Starting July 6th, Fit & Sit is open for limited morning hours. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Members may make a reservation by calling Members Services at (402) 334-6426. If registered for Fit & Sit, please have your child arrive freshly diapered and/or have recently used the restroom.

Q: Who can use Fit & Sit?
A: Fit &Sit is open to those with Family level memberships only. Children ages 6 weeks – 8 years are welcome. Members are only allowed to register for ONE session of Fit & Sit per child per day. All parents / guardians MUST remain on campus while their child(ren) are in our care.

Q: What times are available?
A: Until further notice, we will only offer three sessions of morning Fit & Sit hours per day. All sessions will be 90 minutes long. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Member Services at (402) 334-6426. There will be a 30 minute cleaning session and tow rotation between each session. Please drop off and pick up your child(ren) ONLY at the times you are registered for.
Session 1…..8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Session II…..10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Session III….12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Q: When does registration open?
A: Registration will open one day in advance of the desired session.

Q: What is the capacity limit per session?
A: Each session can have 20 children max (limit of three aged 18 months and younger per session.)

Q: What if I’m late to drop off my child for my Fit & Sit reservation?
A: You may still bring your child to the Fit & Sit session you are registered for, even if you are late. Please be advised that you MUST pick up your child promptly at the end of the session time. You will NOT be allowed an extension in picking up your child because you were late in dropping them off.

Q: Where is Fit & Sit held?
A: Fit & Sit is held upstairs in the Youth Department.

Q: What items can I send with my child?
A: At this time we are limiting the amount of items brought from home, please bring only what is necessary. Strollers will not be allowed to be parked in the fit n sit room. Please plan accordingly.

Q: Will there be snack time?
A: No. At this time we are not serving snacks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports & Rec FAQ

Current as of 7/6/2020

Q: Is the basketball gymnasium open?
Yes. Starting July 6th limited open gym hours will be available. View the current gymnasium schedule here. We ask that all members bring their own basketballs, as we will not be providing equipment. Children ages 16 and under will no longer be allowed to be dropped off at the JCC unattended. An adult must be remain on campus with them.

Q: Are drop-in adult recreational ports taking place? 
Some adult drop in sports will resume this July. Men’s Drop In Basketball will resume on July 6th. Drop-In Volleyball will resume July 11th and will be held on Sundays from 9-11 a.m. Pickleball and table tennis will not be available until further notice.

Q: Is the racquet ball court open?
A: Yes. Court #2 will be available starting July 6th. Please bring your own equipment, we will not be providing any at this time.
To reserve court use, contact Member Services at (402) 334-6426.
Monday -Thursday        5:00-8:00 pm
Fridays                          5:00-7:00 pm
Saturdays & Sundays   7:30 am – 7:00 pm

Q: What is the cleaning protocol for the gym?
The gymnasium facilities will undergo thorough cleaning prior to the start of the re-opeing. Then during each day the staff will consistently clean and disinfect all areas and supplies used by campers.  Throughout the day JCC Housekeeping, staff will clean high touch points such as door handles, light switches, tables and chairs.  Staff will be instructed to sanitized balls and equipment used by members hourly.

Q: Can parents wait and watch classes, camps, or lessons?
No. At this time we are asking that parents do not remain in the gym to watch programs.  Please drop your child off and return when the class has finished to pick up your child.

Q: Are private basketball lessons being held?
Private basketball lessons may still happen.  Please contact Jonathan Crossley, Assistant Sports & Rec Director, at jcrossley@jccomaha.org

Q: Do I need to bring my own basketball / equipment?
During Phases 1 and 2 the basketball gymnasium is only open to participants of paid programs. During these phases we will supply all equipment.
Once we enter Phase 3 of the re-opening plan, we will NOT have equipment available for member use.

Q: Will the walking track in the basketball gymnasium be available?
Yes. The walking track in the gym will be available during open gymnasium hours.

Q: Is Taekwondo being held?
Taekwondo will not be held until September 2020.

Q: Is staff wearing masks?
Staff will be wearing masks when checking campers in and out each day, when preparing food, when administering any minor first aid, when in close proximity to campers during activities and when they are passing through the hallways in the JCC building.

Membership FAQ

Current as of 7/1/20

Q: How long will my membership remain frozen?
All memberships are currently frozen and will remain frozen until July 1st, 2020.

Q: Can I keep my membership frozen?
If you choose to keep your membership frozen beyond July 1st, you will need to let the JCC Membership Account Coordinator know of this choice.  You will be charged $10 per month beginning July 1st.  You may only remain on hold for 90 days. At that time you will either need to restart the membership at the full rate or cancel the membership.  If you decide to return to the JCC you will be subject to any re-join or re-activation fees.

Q: How do I unfreeze my Membership?
When you are ready please contact our Membership Account Coordinator to start the process of getting your membership to full status.

Q: Because  I am not able to access the Fitness Center as frequently as I normally would, can I pay a reduced rate?
We cannot offer any rate reductions.  We will have plenty of space and time slot available for our members to use the facility.

Q: Is there a Summer Membership available?
This summer there will not be a summer membership available.  Our regular membership options are available and with the addition of the new facilities there will be something for everyone and every age at the JCC.

Q: Can I schedule a tour?
Yes, we are currently allowing tours of the facility.  Please see the virtual tours available here.

Q: Is the renovation on schedule?
We are still moving ahead with the renovation of the men’s and women’s locker rooms, men’s and women’s health spas, group exercise rooms, fitness center bathrooms and addition of the indoor aquatic complex and family changing rooms.  They are looking awesome and we know you will love them when they are finished.

J CAMP FAQs

Current as of 5-29-20

Q: Will campers and staff be required to wear masks throughout the day?
Staff will be wearing masks when checking campers in and out each day, when preparing food, when administering any minor first aid, when in close proximity to campers during activities and when they are passing through the hallways in the JCC building. Campers will not be required to wear masks, they will be allowed if the camper or parents would like to wear one. Since camp is mostly outside and with the potential heat it is not safe for anyone to wear a mask for an extended period of time. We are complying with the CDC recommendation of cohorting (social distancing with our camp “family”) within a child care/camp setting.

Q: What is “Cohorting”?
Cohorting is maintaining the same group of campers with the same camp staff in the same general area for an extended period of time.  The Premiere day campers will be part of camp as a cohort that went to dance camp then participates in J Camp activities. The cohorts will maintain a minimum 6’ distance when outside or are separated by a room from other cohorts while inside the JCC. This does not mean the campers in the cohort need to maintain a 6’ distance from each other. They will be doing the same activities as other camp groups but they will do it while each COHORT maintains social distancing. There will be between 10-15 campers assigned to each cohort.

Q: Will there be swimming this summer?
Unfortunately, at this time swimming will not be available. This will be continually assessed and as soon as we receive guidance on how to safely have campers enjoy the pool, we will add this to our schedules.

Q: Will we have field trips this summer?
We will not be going on off-site field trips this summer. Without the knowledge of the cleaning policies of our field trip sites, we feel it would be safer for campers and staff to remain on campus this summer. We do have some exciting special events planned throughout the summer like Wildlife Encounters, a magician and the color run just to name a few. As with any program, proper group social distancing will be enforced during these on-site field trips.

Q: What is the camp cleaning schedule?
Camp facilities will undergo thorough cleaning prior to the start of the camp season. Throughout the day the following will happen:

  • The staff will consistently clean and disinfect all areas and supplies used by campers.
  • JCC Housekeeping staff will clean high touch points such as door handles, light switches, tables and chairs.
  • Staff will be instructed to sanitize tables and chairs upon entering and exiting each room.

Q: What happens if a camper or camp staff test positive for COVID-19?
The JCC, with guidance from the Douglas County Department of Health has developed a plan to mitigate all infections. This involves informing all camp parents of a positive result, letting those within the cohorting group know and complete full disinfecting and sanitizing of all areas that could have become contaminated.

If you receive notification that a camper or camp staff member at camp or in your cohort has tested positive you should do the following:

  • Be alert for symptoms.
  • Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
  • Practice Social Distancing. Maintain 6 feet of distance from others and stay out of crowded places.
  • Follow CDC guidance is symptoms develop.

The safety of all campers, staff and members is our biggest concern and we will take every means possible to protect everyone on our campus.

Q: Will you release the name of campers or camp staff that test positive?
No, HIPAA guidelines do not allow us to release this information to the public.

Q: Will campers switch between cohorts each day?
No, campers will stay in their cohort with the same staff for the entire week. Each week has different campers registered so there will be some changes to the cohort groups each week. Staff will remain as consistent as possible in each cohort from week to

Q: What is the sunscreen policy?
We are asking this year that campers come to camp with sunscreen already applied. Please send aerosol or spray sunscreen, labeled with your child’s name. Sunscreen sticks for faces are acceptable as long as your child can apply it. If your child needs a lotion type sunscreen and can apply it themselves you may send that. Staff can assist spraying sunscreen on a camper but will not be permitted to apply sunscreen with their hands.

Q: Will all camps be held outside?
We are planning on having as many activities outside as feasible, weather permitting. If it is raining, thunder and lightning or the heat index reaches 97* we will move activities inside the JCC.

Q: Is there a way to be informed of the camp activities and updates?
We will send out an email the week prior to your camper attending camp each week. This will give you all the information you will did for the following week regarding themes, on-site field trips and special events. In the event of inclement weather or any immediate changes to camp structure, please opt into out REMIND TEXTING APP:

Just text: @jcamp2020 to 81010 to be notified as to where pick up will be during days when campers are inside.

Q: What forms need to be filled out prior to my child attending camp?
WE require all campers to have the following on file:

  • 2020-2021 JCC Health Form
  • Current Immunization Records
  • Signed 2020 JCC Youth Department Discipline Policy
  • DDHS Licensed Child Care Form
  • JCC COVID Waiver

These forms may be found on our website:
https://www.jccomaha.org/camp-youth-teen/summer-camp/parent-information/

Q: What is the daily drop-off process?
Drop-off Procedure:

  • Curbside drop off will be provided and no one will be allowed to park and walk up
  • Parents must stay in their vehicle at all times.
  • Staff will greet the families at their vehicle
  • Staff doing drop off will be in PPE gear (face masks and gloves)
  • Parents/guardian dropping off child will be asked to wear a face mask
  • Daily Health Screening Questions will be completed on each camper
  • The window next to the camper should be rolled down and the campers will be asked to approach the window for the staff member to take their temperature and complete a quick visual assessment. Non-Contact infrared thermometer will be used. Temp will be logged with child’s name, date, and time.
  • A quick visual assessment will be done by staff (flushed cheeks, shortness of breath, general demeanor)
  • After “passing” the health screening, campers will be permitted to leave their vehicle.
  • Campers must remain in their vehicles, and unbuckle either seat belt themselves or with the assistance of their parent
  • Campers will be given hand sanitizer or asked to immediately wash their hands
  • After proper hand sanitizing, campers will be escorted to their cohort

If camper does not “pass” the screening, they will not be allowed to participate in camp until effectively quarantined or a note from a physician is received. If a camper does not “pass” the screening, any other campers in their vehicle will also be subjected to the same exclusion guidelines.

Q: What is the daily pick-up process?
Cohorts will gather on the field with proper physical distance between groups. Near their designated area. Cars will que up as normal for camp carline pick up. Cars will drive up to 1 of the 3 pick-up spots at time with appropriate distance between each pick up location. Directors will call out names though a walkie-talkie, campers will be called to their Campers will open car doors themselves and campers or parents will need to buckle them. If camper needs help closing door, counselor must wear gloves and change them between each interaction.

Pennie Z. Davis Child Development Center FAQs

Current as of 5-29-20

Q: If we do not restart on June 1, at what points could we do so: any time, first of the next month? Will there be a fee?
If a family chooses not to resume CDC attendance on June 1, their spot will be held for the month of June. While it is our plan to allow reentry at any point, we must follow all state and county protocols regarding attendance and staffing that may impact a start date. Starting in July, The CDC will hold your child’s spot if you choose to take an extended leave of absence. In this case, the hold fee is 50% of your regular monthly tuition. This policy will be in place for July and subject to change in August.

Q: Could we come back on a part time basis and then return to a full time status at a later time?
Parents are welcome to discuss their individual schedules with CDC Management.

Q: Will tuition be lower since some options are not available to be used?
No

Q: Can children come and go during the day for i.e. doctor’s appointments?
Yes, however children will be screened upon re-entry and subject to the same protocols as drop off. We encourage parents to schedule appointments at the beginning or ending of the day to minimize this practice. As always, we encourage parents to minimize contact with people outside of their immediate family whenever possible.

Q: What are the class assignments and will there be a transition period for kids to get used to their new rooms/teachers?
Current teachers and new teachers will be holding Zoom meetings together to get to know children before we reopen. As this summer is like no other summer, we will be building classrooms based on who is attending each month, not necessarily based on classroom placement for the school year. We plan to use 9 classrooms in June, based on the number of children who will be attending as of 6/1/20. We will be able to spread out, keep room counts low, and uphold our best practice ratios. It is our intention to move to our school year classrooms/staff on August 4, 2020.

Q: What happens if a staff or student tests positive?
The JCC, with the Douglas County Department of Health has developed plan to mitigate other infections. This involves informing all camp parents of a positive result, letting those within the cohorting group know and a complete disin-fecting and sanitizing of all areas that could have become contaminated.

If you receive notification that a student or staff member has tested positive you should do the following:

  • Be alert for symptoms.
  • Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Take you temperature if symptoms develop.
  • Practice social distancing. Maintain 6 feet of distance from others and stay out of crowded places.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
  • The safety of all students, staff, and members is our biggest concern and we will take every means possible to protect everyone on our campus.

Q: Will we pay for the days the CDC is closed for a positive case?
There will be no refunds issued if the CDC is closed for 14 days (including weekends) or less. Refunds or credits for a closure beyond 14 days will be subject to review of the conditions.

Q: If children need to miss 7+ days due to illness, particularly Covid-19, will there be any credit to tuition?
No

Q: Will kids be going to other parts of the larger campus?
CDC students will not be leaving the CDC portion of the campus, which includes the playground and green spaces surrounding our building. We will not be using the gym, vising the Blumkin Home, or taking walks around the campus. CDC children will not be in contact with our using any of the same spaces as campers.

Q: Will staff be going back and forth?
CDC staff will be permitted to leave the building during their lunch breaks. If a staff member chooses to leave the building, which includes leaving the CDC to visit other parts of the campus, they will be subjected to the same screening procedures mentioned above upon reentry.

Q: Can parents ever come in to visit and see how things are going in the rooms?
Not at this time, per Center for Disease Control guidelines and best practices.

Q: What PPE are the teachers given? When will it be worn?
All campus staff are required to wear masks whenever they are within 6 feet of another employee or in a common area of the campus (i.e. not in a private office). Our teachers have been provided with masks and we will have a quantity on hand to replenish as needed.

Any teacher who regularly comes in direct contact (feeding, diapering, infant care, etc.) with a child will be provided with a protective layer (blanket, jacket, over shirt, etc) to be used as a barrier against bodily fluids. We will also be providing scrub jackets for all staff who choose to wear them.

All staff are required to bring a change of clothes each day, so they can change, if needed. Children will be required to have additional clothing on hand for the same reason. We encourage each child to have their own spare clothing, rather than relying on a communal supply.

Cultural Arts FAQ

Current as of 6-3-20

Q: What is the cleaning protocol for the dance studios / cultural arts department?
Floors will be mopped on a daily basis.  Days where there are morning classes or early afternoon classes, the floors will be mopped after those morning/early afternoon classes before our evening classes begin.  Ballet barres will also be cleaned at the same frequency and additionally between every afternoon/evening class.  This is why we are allowing 15minutes between all classes.  The teacher will use this time to wipe down all surfaces, including the bench in Studio B.  We will only be using our 2 large studios to also help with the cleaning and supervision.

Q:How will my experience be different?
You’ll still be greeted with our warm inviting faces, just with masks on.  All staff will wear masks and we ask that everyone entering the building wear a mask.  When you arrive there will be a health screening at the entrance, we ask the only the dancer and 1 guardian come.  No siblings.  Those waiting will be asked to maintain the 6ft social distance from others while in the hall.  We have vinyl chairs instead of couches and they will be wiped down between classes as well.

In class, we ask that each person comes only with what they absolutely need in a small bag.  Please use the hand sanitizer by the door on your way in and out of the studio.  Bags will not be placed in cubbies, they will be set at the barre on markers that indicate the 6ft of social distance.  Markings have been made on the barres and on the floor so that students know where to stand.  Teachers will continue to wear masks while teaching, but students will not.  It has been noted that it is not good to wear masks during exercise.  If however you would like to wear a mask that can hang from your neck and can easily be brought up and down, you are obviously more than welcome. Class will be different in that we will not do partnering or circles, holding hands, etc, but it will still be class and will definitely bring some sense of normalcy.

Q: Are summer dance classes being held?
Yes, we will have  a five week session beginning June 15th – July 2nd and the last two weeks July 13th – 23rd.

Q: Can I still take summer classes via zoom?
Yes, all classes will be offered in studio with a max of 8 participants, if you don’t feel comfortable coming to the studio, for a reduced fee you can participate via zoom.

Q: Does my dancer have to wear a mask?
Dancers are asked to wear a mask on their way into the building and into the studio.  At that time they can remove masks.  It has been noted that it is not good to wear masks during exercise.  If however you would like to wear a mask that can hang from your neck and can easily be brought up and down, you are obviously more than welcome.

Q: Will the instructors wear a mask?
Teachers will continue to wear masks while teaching.

Q: Can I still sit in the dance lobby and watch classes on the monitor? (toys still available for kids in lobby?)
One guardian per child can sit in our lobby.  We have removed the couches and have vinyl chairs that will be wiped down between each class.  We ask that you remain 6feet socially distanced from others and wear a mask.  There will be no toys or books in our lobby at this time and we ask that siblings not come with you.

Q: Will there be a musical theater performance?
Our Spring Musical Theater Production has gone virtual.  Once it is complete we will be sending it out via a link for the whole community to view.

Q: Will there be upcoming musical theater auditions?
Given the circumstances, we are unclear what our musical theater program will look like in Fall 2020.  Our Theater is scheduled to be finished with its huge remodel and we would want more than anything to be able to have the first production be ours, but we just can’t say at this time.  Please keep checking the website for updates in this arena.

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The Jewish Community Center has been a big part of Omaha for more than eight decades! We opened our doors in 1925 and still, today continue to serve everyone in the community with our state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding programs, and dedicated staff. We’ve been here in the past, we’re here today and we’ll be here tomorrow.