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COVID-19 Protocols

We are so excited to welcome you back to the Marcus JCC. Our top priorities of safety and security have never been more important than they are right now. Every decision we have made has been through the lens of the health and safety of our members and staff. As such, please be aware that there will be some changes to the MJCCA experience.

  • As we welcome so many children to our campus who are either not eligible for vaccination or are in the process of becoming fully vaccinated, at this time we will continue to require all members and guests to wear a mask in indoor common areas, including when entering the building, on Main Street, and in restroomsFully vaccinated individuals are welcome to remove their mask once they reach their destination. For those who are unvaccinated, we ask you to remain masked. Temperature checks are no longer required upon entrance to indoor facilities. Campers and preschoolers will have their temperature taken each morning. As vaccination rates increase, we will continue to adjust our policies accordingly.
  • Reservations are required through Mindbody for group exercise classes, tennis courts (outdoor pickleball is reserved through the tennis courts tab), and indoor pool. Reservations for group exercise classes can be made 7 days in advance up until 30 minutes before the class. Reservations for tennis courts can be made 48 hours in advance. Reservations for indoor pool can be made 72 hours in advance. Reservations are only visible for the next 72 hours (7 days for group exercise classes and 48 hours for tennis).
  • If your temperature is 100.4 or higher you will not be permitted entry to the MJCCA and must leave the campus. If you have had any of these symptoms in the past 24 hours – fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, chills, headache, shortness of breath, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, muscle pain – we ask that you please stay home for the health and safety of our entire MJCCA family.
  • MJCCA members are allowed to bring guests. Ultimate and Preferred members receive free guest passes and Essential, Summer, Team, Swim Lesson, SilverSneakers®, and Renew Active™ members can purchase guest passes. Guests have access to the following: tennis courts, fitness center, group exercise classes, gymnasiums, and lake. Guest passes are currently not available for the indoor and outdoor pools and guests will not have access to Ultimate fitness classes. For more information on guest passes, please visit our website.

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 5:30 am-10:00 pm
Friday: 5:30 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am-8:00 pm

SilverSneakers® and Renew Active™ members can visit the JCC from 10:00 am-4:00 pm to utilize the fitness center, gyms, group exercise classes, and tennis courts. Reservations required as indicated below.

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Cleaning and Sanitizing

  • All MJCCA staff who are returning to work on campus attended mandatory training regarding COVID-19 prevention and safety protocols.
  • The Zaban-Blank building will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day using products and protocols that meet CDC and EPA guidelines.
  • Larger areas will be fogged with a GenEon Disinfectant blower.
  • Floors will be cleaned with disinfectant daily.
  • Frequent contact surfaces will be sanitized multiple times per day.
  • A special UV light treatment shown to kill viruses and other common pathogens has been added to the HVAC system in the Brill Fitness Center and The Weinstein School as an added element of protection.
  • Water fountains will be turned off, but the water bottle refill will be working.
  • Health and hygiene reminders have been prominently placed including reminders about hand washing, social distancing, and other guidelines.
  • The Besser Gymnastics Pavilion will be cleaned and sanitized in between each practice and deep cleaned each night.
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been added around the MJCCA, including at the Selig Family Tennis Center.

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New Entry Protocols

  • All members must enter the Zaban-Blank building prior to participating in any fitness, tennis, or outdoor recreational activity in the Zaban-Blank building.
  • As we welcome so many children to our campus who are either not eligible for vaccination or are in the process of becoming fully vaccinated, at this time we will continue to require all members and guests to wear a mask in indoor common areas, including when entering the building, on Main Street, and in restroomsFully vaccinated individuals are welcome to remove their mask once they reach their destination. For those who are unvaccinated, we ask you to remain masked. Temperature checks are no longer required upon entrance to indoor facilities. Campers and preschoolers will have their temperature taken each morning. As vaccination rates increase, we will continue to adjust our policies accordingly.
  • If your temperature is 100.4 or higher you will not be permitted entry to the MJCCA and must leave the campus. If you have had any of these symptoms in the past 24 hours – fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, chills, headache, shortness of breath, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, muscle pain – we ask that you please stay home for the health and safety of our entire MJCCA family.
  • Membership cards or key fobs will be scanned at the front desk. You will be required to sign an updated waiver. Once signed, you will be given a sticker to put on your membership card. Please be sure to bring your membership card and not only a key fob.
  • Many areas of the Zaban-Blank building, including the Brill Fitness Center, the Marcus, Mendel, and Blank Gymnasiums, and FitLine™ Studio, have been reconfigured to help ensure social distancing.
  • Please follow the directional signage to ensure you are going the right way when on main street.

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Fitness

Brill Fitness Center

  • Fitness equipment has been rearranged to optimize equipment use and provide for social distancing.
  • Many pieces of equipment have been relocated to the Marcus Gymnasium.
  • Members will be required to wipe off all equipment they touch with provided wipes.
  • Please bring your own towels: no towel service will be provided at this time.
  • First come first served.

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Group Exercise Classes

  • Group exercise classes will be held in the Blank and Marcus Gymnasiums and the Mind Body Studio with social distance markers to indicate where each class member should stand.
  • Reservations must be made through Mindbody for group exercise classes as there is a maximum of number of participants per class. Reservations can be made 7 days in advance up until 30 minutes before the class. Please note: Reservations are only visible for only the next 7 days.
  • Click here to see schedule.
  • Members will be required to wipe off all equipment they touch with provided wipes.
  • You must bring your own yoga mat and any other ancillary equipment.

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Ultimate Fitness Classes

  • Three Ultimate classes will be offered – FitLine™, LIFT, and HITBOXX.
  • Click here to see schedule.
  • Reservations for Ultimate classes will be made through Mindbody. Reservations can be made 7 days in advance up until 30 minutes before the class as there is a maximum of number of participants per class. Please note: Reservations are only visible for only the next 7 days.

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Indoor Pool

  • Air circulation contains 30% fresh air from outside, and all air is constantly circulated through the HVAC filter system
  • UV and chlorine disinfecting of the pool water
  • Nightly cleaning and fogging of pool area
  • Hourly cleaning and disinfecting in the locker rooms
  • Reservations will be required via Mindbody and can be made for lap swimming or family free swim by members of the same household (a max of 4 people can swim in a lane if from the same household) up to 72 hours in advance. If a member does not show up for their swim reservation OR if they cancel less than 4 hours from the reservation start time, a $20 fee will be assessed. Our goal is to make the pools as available as possible for all our members to use and enjoy!
  • Please check in at the front desk when you arrive for your registered time slot.
  • Each indoor pool reservation is 1 hour. Two reservations (two people) will be allowed per lane.
  • The locker rooms, sauna, steam room, and hot tub are open.
  • Water aerobics are offered by reservation only through Mindbody. Please note that after the class is finished, members will need to exit the pool area unless they have an additional lane reservation.
  • Masks are required on the pool deck and in the locker rooms.
  • Please review our Pool Hours & Policies for more details.

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Sports

Basketball

  • All players in grades 1-8 must wear must wear masks, except when they are playing on the court (this is the only exception). Masks must be worn on sidelines, while waiting for practices, etc.
  • All players in Pre-K and Kindergarten must wear masks at all time, including when they are playing on the court, because there will be more than five kids on the court at once.
  • All coaches and spectators are required to wear a mask while at the MJCCA.
  • Regular cleaning, sanitizing, and social distancing will be enforced.
  • COVID-19 policies follow CDC and local health agency guidelines and are subject to change.
  • Spectators: A decision on the number of spectators allowed during games will be made closer to the start of the leagues.

Pickleball

Indoor Pickleball

  • Pickleball on all three courts in the Mendel Gymnasium is available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 pm, and Sundays from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.
  • Bring your own balls and paddles.
  • Members will set up and break down nets and members will be responsible moving the nets on and off the courts.

Outdoor Pickleball

  • Available on tennis courts 4, 5, and 6 anytime that the MJCCA is open.
  • One member is required to make a court reservation for 30-120 minutes through Mindbody on the Tennis Courts tab.
  • Reservations can be made 48 hours in advance.
  • Bring your own balls and paddles.
  • Please ask Tennis Director, Adam Silverstein, for assistance with adjusting the net.

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Tennis

  • Tennis players must enter and exit through the main entrance of the Zaban-Blank building before entering the Selig Family Tennis Center.
  • Members must bring their own equipment (tennis balls, water bottle, towels, racquet, etc).
  • Water coolers will not be filled with water at this time.
  • Doors closest to the courts can be used to access the restrooms or refill water bottles during play.
  • Tennis court use is by reservation only, up to 48 hours in advance, no walk ups allowed. Reservations will be made through Mindbody.
  • We’re offering tennis lessons for all ages. Learn more!

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Dance

  • No parents are allowed in the building.
  • Dancers will enter the building through the dance hallway and exit through the garden doors.
  • All dance bags and equipment will be kept in cubbies inside the dance studio, not in our hallway.
  • Masks will be worn by teachers and students.
  • Ballet barres will be wiped and sanitized before each class.
  • The dance hallway will be cleaned between classes.
  • Bathroom doors, counters, sinks…etc will be cleaned between classes, and checked via an accountability log.
  • Studios will be deep cleaned each night.
  • Mrs. Erin’s office will be locked at all times.

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Outdoor Recreation

 

Paradies Playground

The Paradies Playground is open on weekends.

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Reservations in Mindbody

  • Reservations are required through Mindbody for group exercise classes, tennis courts (outdoor pickleball is reserved through the tennis courts tab), and indoor pool.
  • Reservations for group exercise classes can be made 7 days in advance up until 30 minutes before the class.
  • Reservations for tennis courts can be made 48 hours in advance.
  • Reservations for indoor pool can be made 72 hours in advance. Reservations are only visible for the next 72 hours (7 days for group exercise classes and 48 hours for tennis).
  • Please download the Mindbody app from the App Store or Google Play. Don’t want to use the app? Click here for the desktop version.
  • If you have any questions about logging in or how to make reservations within Mindbody, please email MindbodyHelp@atlantajcc.org and a member of the MJCCA staff will offer assistance.

How to set up the Mindbody app

  1. Download the free Mindbody app from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Launch the Mindbody app and tap Continue with Email.
  3. Enter your email address (use the email address with which you receive emails from the MJCCA), then tap Next. (Please note: if you already have a username and password, it will prompt for both your email address and password.)
  4. Create and enter a password, then tap Next.
  5. Enter your first name, last name, country, and email preference, then tap Let’s Go.
  6. You’re Almost Done! Check your email to confirm your account.
  7. Click on the confirmation link within the email and you’re ready to use the app.

How to make a reservation using the Mindbody app

  1. Login to the app.
  2. In the search box at the top of the screen type in Marcus and choose My Location. Please note: you will need to make sure the location settings are turned on for the app to use your location.
  3. Tap on Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and then tap the heart in the top right corner so that you can more easily access reservations in the future.
  4. Then tap the View Schedule button. You’ll see two tabs: Classes and Appointments.
  5. Tap the classes tab to reserve a spot for group exercise classes or Ultimate fitness classes.
    • To reserve a class, select the date, and you will see class options.
    • Tap the Book button to the right of the class you are reserving. Then tap Next, then Submit, and then Book.
    • Please note: the app will not allow you to make a reservation if the class is already full.
  6. Tap the appointments tab to reserve a lane in the indoor pool or a tennis court:
    • Tap the service you are interested, for example Tennis Courts, and you will see the reservation options.
    • Please disregard the Pick a Staff verbiage and Any Staff option.
    • Select one of the options, for example, Hoop 1.

How to set up the Mindbody desktop version

  1. Visit atlantajcc.org/mindbodydesktop.
  2. In the Sign In section click the Need new password? link.
  3. Enter your email address (use the email address with which you receive emails from the MJCCA) and click Next.
  4. Go to your email inbox and open the password reset email.
  5. Follow the prompts to reset your password.
  6. Sign in at atlantajcc.org/mindbodydesktop with your email address and new password.

How to make a reservation using the Mindbody desktop version

  1. Log in.
  2. Select the tab with the service you would like to reserve.
    • Indoor Pool
    • Tennis Court
    • Group Classes

    • To reserve a lane in the indoor pool or a tennis court:
      • Select on the calendar the date you would like to reserve.
      • Select the time of day you would like to reserve. It will display in blue if it is available.
      • Click Book Appointment, then click Check Out, then click Place Order.
    • To reserve a spot for group exercise classes or Ultimate fitness classes:
      • Select the Group Classes tab.
      • Find your class at your desired day and time.
      • Click Sign Up Now by your desired class.
      • Click Make a Single Reservation.

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