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JCCMW COVID-19 Vaccination Policy & FAQs  February 2022

What is the JCCMW vaccination policy?
Beginning March 28, 2022, JCCMW will require all staff, patrons, students, and guests six years of age and older to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to enter our facility.  Masks, will also become optional on March 29th.

  • 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.

Can people use the JCCMW who haven’t received their COVID-19 booster?
JCCMW will allow individuals who haven’t received their booster to continue using our facilities provided they meet one of the following criteria:

  • They have completed a two-dose mRNA series from either Pfizer and/or Moderna or received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the past six months and thus are currently ineligible for a booster.  
  • They are in an age group for which boosters haven’t been authorized. JCCMW will require such individuals to receive their boosters when they are eligible in a timely manner.

Is JCCMW allowing for exemptions to their COVID vaccination policy? 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 Managing Director Rika Levin at levinr@jccmw.org

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

How is JCCMW’s vaccination policy impacting its other COVID-19 safety protocols?
For the time being, JCCMW will continue requiring masking in shared or public areas regardless of vaccination status until March 28th, 2022

  • While masks are required by everyone on the indoor pool deck, they may be removed by swimmers who are entering the pool. (Staff must wear masks when in the pool giving swim lessons.) Masks must be put back on as soon as the swimmer exits the pool to the pool deck. 
  • Masks may be removed outdoors on our campus.

JCCMW strongly recommends surgical grade disposable masks, KN-94 or KN-95 masks.

JCCMW will still require reservations for lap swimming, group fitness classes, fitness center floor time and building tours/rentals. This ensures we can maintain proper physical distancing among community members and conduct contact tracing, if necessary. We will consider allowing walk-ins at a future time.

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, the new loss of taste or smell and 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 review all health department recommendations, requirements and advice and reserve the right to change our policies without notice.


reserves the right to cancel or modify classes or change instructor
assignments. When a class is cancelled due to inclement weather or other
unforeseen events,  JCCMW will attempt to contact all scheduled
participants. Be sure to indicate your email, and a phone number on the
registration form to assist with timely notification. JCCMW will make
every effort to offer participants make up dates. There will be no credit or
refund for such closings. 

Membership Cancellations/Suspensions/Changes 

Requests for the cancellation, change, or suspension of your Monthly Pool Membership must be made in writing to info@jccmw.org by the 20th of the month prior to the next process date. 

Emergency Closings 

Building closings necessitated by inclement weather or other emergency will be posted on the JCCMW web site, JCCMW Facebook page, and the telephone messaging system. 

Refund Policy

JCCMW does not give refunds unless JCCMW permanently cancels the program/class/event. No refund or discount is given for absence due to illness, holidays, or vacations taken by families, inclement weather closing, or any other circumstances.  The only exceptions to this are:

i)  The patron provides a documented medical disability signed by a medical practitioner as the reason for withdrawal from the program 

 ii)  Pro-rated requests for families/individuals who are moving away from the area.

Requests for the above refunds will be considered only if i)  the account is paid and up-to-date;  and (ii)  a written request for a pro-rated refund is submitted to the program/class/event Director for their approval.   Refunds of less than $500 are subject to a $35 processing fee and refunds greater than $500 to a $50 processing fee (fee is subject to change at any time). JCCMW will make every effort to satisfy all requests and reserves the right to take up to 30 days to reply to requests.

In House Credit Policy

JCCMW wants you and your family to enjoy our facilities and programming. If you wish to withdraw from a program for non-medical reasons, please reach out to the Program Director who will do their best to find an alternative for you within their program. Alternatively the Program Director may approve an in house credit to be placed on your account to be used for future programming at JCCMW. Credits are valid for 12 months from the date of issue, are transferable within the participant’s immediate family, (determined by the same residence) and may be applied to any JCCMW activity within the 12 month period. There is a limit of one time transfer on any transaction. 
Does NOT apply to Nursery School Non-Refundable deposits.

Kosher Policy

JCCMW serves and provides kosher food for all JCCMW programs held in the building. Our minimum standard is packaged food marked with a K and caterers who consider themselves, and are recognized as, Kosher.

Nut Policy

We are a peanut aware facility. JCCMW does not serve foods that contain peanuts or peanut products and asks members and program participants not to bring in food containing peanuts. While all current recommendations relating to peanut allergies have been followed, the JCCMW building is open to the public and therefore cannot guarantee that all surfaces or foods within the building do not have any peanuts or peanut products on them.

Use of Photographs and Video Recordings

Photographs and video taken during JCCMW activities and programs may be used for JCCMW publicity and/or publications. We reserve the right to use all photographs and video recordings.


With the exception of service animals, dogs are not permitted in the building.


Free wifi internet access is available in the JCCMW lobby.

Financial Assistance/Scholarships

JCCMW offers a limited number of scholarships for those in financial need. Please contact Susan Groner at (914) 725-7300 to request an application.