Monthly Archives: October 2020
To our valued JCC Community,
Two months ago we reopened our doors to welcome you back to the Schwartz/Reisman Centre. At that time we made a commitment to you to prioritize your health and safety. We put in place standards and guidelines that exceeded public health recommendations and implemented a new user experience to ensure physical distancing. We are incredibly proud that we have not had a single known case of COVID-19 transmission at the centre since we reopened thanks to the extensive safety measures we implemented and the incredible support of our staff and members.
Today, the Government of Ontario made an announcement that moves York Region to a modified version of their Stage 2 COVID-19 restrictions, including a 28-day closure of gyms and fitness centres. As a result, effective Monday, October 19th, 2020, many of the amenities included in your membership will be impacted. Specifically, the fitness floor, which includes resistance training, cardio equipment and group exercise classes will be temporarily on hold until November 16, 2020.
All membership dues will be immediately frozen and no charges will be processed on November 1st, 2020. We are tentatively scheduled to reopen fitness programming on November 16th, 2020, and will be in constant contact with the Government, including Public Health, as the situation evolves.
The next billing date will be December 1st, and the remaining balance of your October membership fees will be credited back to you from November 16th-December 1st, 2020.
The Following Amenities/Programs Will Remain OPEN:
-Early Childhood Centres
-Children and Family Programs
-JCC Maccabi Warriors Development Program
-The Aquatics Centre will remain open for lane swimming, lessons and aqua fit
For members who decide to participate in the aquatic centre, please continue to use our booking and scheduling app as normal. Please note: any usage of the aquatic centre starting November 1st, 2020 will result in your regular November dues payment being charged.
We know the important role that the Schwartz/Reisman Centre plays in your daily life, and we recognize that now, more than ever, physical and mental wellbeing are priorities. As a result, we will be launching a series of outdoor classes and boot camps to keep our members healthy and connected over the next 28 days. We are committed to providing meaningful opportunities for you to stay well and engaged during this time. Stay tuned for additional information on outdoor fitness opportunities.
We will continue to offer a huge library of live and on-demand content through our Virtual JCC platform featuring world-class speakers and fitness classes. Be sure to visit virtualjcc.com to take advantage of our FREE programming that is designed to keep you and your family healthy, mentally stimulated, and connected to our JCCs. We are bringing the JCC directly into your homes!
Should the closure extend beyond November 16, 2020, we will be in communication with you regarding future updates that may impact your membership.
We are committed to remaining connected to and supporting you and your families throughout this time. Our community means everything to us and we are already counting the days until we can once again welcome you back to the JCC. In the meanwhile, we look forward to seeing you at our outdoor fitness classes and at the Virtual J. During this time you can check the Schwartz/Reisman Centre and Prosserman JCC websites for regular updates. We thank you for your support, and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible!
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