JCCMW COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and FAQ

Updated February 2022

What Is the JCCMW Vaccination Policy?

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All individuals six years of age and older, including community members, staff, students, and guests, must be vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to access our facility. We will consider an individual vaccinated two weeks after completion of a two-dose mRNA series from either Pfizer and/or Moderna, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. While we will not mandate that individuals who use our facilities receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster at this time, JCCMW strongly recommends boosters for all those eligible.

Rather than submit photos of vaccination cards in advance, we ask that individuals show proof of vaccination upon entry to the JCCMW building, following a similar approach adopted by many New York area restaurants, office buildings, and community centers.

We are a mask-optional community. Individuals will be able to make their own choices regarding whether they wish to be masked in our facility.

The evolving nature of COVID-19 necessitates that we at JCCMW reserve the right to adjust our health and safety protocols to reflect community conditions. As these adjustments roll out and take effect, we hope you’ll continue to show the cooperation and patience that has helped keep our community strong. We welcome the opportunity to speak directly with those who have questions or concerns regarding our COVID-19 policies. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after completion of a two-dose mRNA series from either Pfizer and/or Moderna or two weeks after receiving a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The policy applies to anyone seeking access to JCCMW facilities, including parents and caregivers accompanying children.

Is JCCMW allowing for exemptions to their COVID vaccination policy?

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JCCMW will consider medical exceptions to our policy for such situations as:

  • Individuals who have been advised by medical professionals to temporarily delay receiving a vaccine because of a recent COVID-19 infection or COVID-19 treatment. Proof required.

  • Individuals who have been advised by medical professionals not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because of a documented medical condition. Proof required.

Those requesting a medical exemption to the JCCMW vaccination policy should contact [email protected].

JCCMW does not accept religious exemptions to our vaccination policy. We do not accept COVID-19 testing as a vaccination alternative.

How is JCCMW’s vaccination policy impacting its other COVID-19 safety protocols?

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Masks are optional.

JCCMW strongly recommends surgical-grade disposable masks, KN94 or KN95 masks.

JCCMW will continue urging those who test positive for COVID-19 to isolate per CDC guidance. We will also ask those who have been directly exposed to COVID-19, as well as those who have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 symptoms within 24 hours, to refrain from using our facilities regardless of vaccination status. Such symptoms include fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, cough, chills, headache, shortness of breath, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, and/or muscle pains.

If you or your child/children are not feeling well, please stay home.

The JCCMW reserves the right to ask people of any age to leave the building
if it is deemed that they show signs of Covid symptoms as defined by the CDC.

We are committed to reviewing all health department recommendations,
requirements, and advice, and we reserve the right to change our policies at any time.