The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh announced plans to reopen both its Squirrel Hill and South Hills fitness and indoor aquatic facilities.
The first of a multi-phased plan to resume JCC fitness and wellness services, the fitness facilities will reopen Monday, June 15 followed by the aquatic facilities on Thursday, June 18.
The centers will be operating on modified hours, to be posted next week, allowing for deep cleaning while closed, according to a prepared statement by the JCC.
As with the reopening of its early childhood development centers and day camps, announced last week, the JCC worked closely with the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative to develop best practices and for guidance.
Shuttered since Governor Tom Wolf’s order to close all non-essential businesses on March 16, the JCC is following all state, county and local guidelines and Centers for Disease Control recommendations including mandatory masks, social distancing, sanitation practices and extensive cleaning protocols.
Available activities will include cardio and strength training, one-on-one personal training and indoor lap swimming.
“The reopening of our fitness facilities and indoor aquatics is an important development in the recovery process of the JCC and the ability of the thousands of individuals who utilize the JCC in both the Squirrel Hill and South Hills locations to regain their sense of routine and normalcy – albeit with modifications and physical distance in mind,” said JCC President and CEO Brian Schreiber. “We look forward to continuing to add more activities and opportunities over time as guidance allows. We also encourage people to continue to utilize the dozens of online/virtual programs for those uncomfortable or physically not able to join us in person.” PJC