Measures Taken at the JCC Regarding COVID-19

The JCC of Greater New Haven implements the highest health and safety standards in regard to COVID-19 prevention. We act in accordance with the State DECD, CDC, OSHA, and the Office of Early Childhood guidelines. Please sign up to receive our emails and stay up to date.  

Updated Mask Policy

Effective Tuesday, May 26

For vaccinated members, masks are NOT required, but OPTIONAL in the following areas:


  • Fitness Room

  • Racquetball Courts

  • Pickleball Courts

  • Pool (during lap swim)

  • Gymnasium (Ages 12+)

  • Spin & Fitness Classes

  • Spa


Important Reminders: 

  • Non-vaccinated members must wear masks at all times.

  • Masks must be worn in all common areas to protect the most vulnerable, especially our children

  • All members must still practice social distancing at all times.


Masks are required for vaccinated and non-vaccinated members during all children & family programming and in the following areas:


  • Beverly Learning Early Center

  • Locker rooms

  • All Day at the J Classrooms

  • Pool (during Family Swim)

Newly Reopened

  • Play pickleball or racquetball without making a reservation.

  • Swim reservations for lap swim has increased to 10 members per session during most lap swim times. Lane sharing may be required. If you are not vaccinated or prefer single-use lanes only. Learn more.

  • Playscape now open by reservation only. Learn more.

    • Each Session begins on the hour  Each session begins on the hour for 45 

    • Enter and check-in at the pool entrance; masks required and temperatures will be checked.

    • Maximum of 6 people per 45-minute session. One family with up to 2 friends, including at least one adult.

    • Available to children through age 8.

    • Must have a Covid Waiver on file.

    • Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 AM-6 PM; Friday 8 AM-5 PM; Saturday and Sunday 8 AM to closing.

    • Reservations begin at 8 AM, three days before date.

    • Reserve online at

  • Climbing wall available for private birthday parties. Contact for reservations.

Capacity Guidelines:


We will cap user volume in the Fitness Room at 25 at a time. Registration to other parts of the building, like the Marcia and Stanley F. Reiter Swimming Pool, and Racquet Sports is still required. Learn more about our Pool and Racquet Sports updates.


Contact us

For membership and scheduling visits:

Barbara Zalesch, our JCC registrar at 
Lisa Sandora, our JCC Membership Director at

For safety and health questions and concerns:



Message from Scott Cohen

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Help prevent the spread of disease:


  • Refrain using the JCC or any other public space if you are experiencing fever, coughing or shortness of breath, or having difficulty breathing

  • Refrain from sending your children to early childhood education classes and/or youth programs if they exhibit the above symptoms of illness

  • Follow the CDC’s recommended preventative actions, including maintaining best practices by frequently washing your hands with soap and water, covering your nose or mouth with your arm if you sneeze or cough, and avoiding touching your face