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.  


Have you been fully vaccinated?

We are so happy to see more people returning to the JCC as they get vaccinated. Whether vaccinated or not, all visitors must wear a mask or a face covering when visiting the JCC. In adherence with state guidelines, masks must continue to be worn at all times with the exception of swimmers while they are swimming laps. Masks are required throughout our premises including on cardio equipment, while playing racquetball and pickleball, and when water walking in the pool. Surgical mask supplies will be on hand should you need a fresh mask after exercise. We ask our members to please help keep everyone safe by complying. The JCC is determined to continue providing the highest level of cleanliness and safety, keeping the health and well-being of our non-vaccinated members and staff at the forefront.


Capacity Guidelines:


After analyzing our member's usage of our facility and patterns of members' use of our registration systems, we concluded that the next phase of safe reopening allows us to open up the fitness areas for JCC members without requiring registration or a time limit for their visit. We will cap user volume in the expanded fitness areas 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:

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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