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Health & Safety Protocols

Last Updated on March 30, 2022

The Boulder JCC building is open to registered program participants, rental attendees, and by appointment only. The building remains closed to walk-ins. 

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our community is our top priority.

As a community center, we believe that everyone carries a responsibility for the health and safety of our community and staff. As local and state restrictions are lifted, and there is increased interaction, we remind you that community spread of COVID-19 is ongoing. You play a critical role in maintaining a safe and healthy environment. We ask that you help us continue to care for our community with good judgment, compassion, and empathy for one another. 

The following health and safety protocols do not affect any policies or procedures that are in place for the Boulder JCC’s licensed child care programs, including the Jay and Rose Phillips Early Childhood Center and Cherryvale Day Camp. Licensed child care programs, and staff supporting those programs, continue to follow the health and safety protocols for those programs based on CDPHE and the Boulder County Health Department guidance and recommendations. The JCC serves people of all ages, including individuals who are under 12 years old and not yet eligible to be vaccinated, immunocompromised, and/or at higher risk for COVID-19.

All health and safety protocols are subject to change at any time.


MASK POLICY

On Friday, February 18, the Boulder County Health Department rescinded the county-wide indoor mask mandate. As of Tuesday, February 22, 2022, masks are optional for all staff and community members based on individual comfort level in the Boulder JCC. Boulder County Public Health continues to recommend all individuals 2+ wear a mask while around others. As always, we will encourage and support community members, staff, and families who feel more comfortable to wear masks.

 

VACCINATION POLICIES

These policies are based on guidance and recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and are designed to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. The COVID-19 vaccine has been determined to be a safe and effective measure for preventing COVID-19 infection, serious illness, and death. Vaccination policies may be modified at any time based on vaccine availability and local COVID-19 numbers.

As of Monday, April 4, 2022, the Boulder JCC will no longer require program participants to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative tests to attend programs/events.

VACCINATION POLICIES FOR THOSE ENTERING THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (ECC)

Visitors: All visits to the ECC must be previously arranged. No walk-ins are allowed at this time.

  • Vaccination* Required during School Hours: The Boulder JCC requires all visitors during school hours (8 am - 4 pm) to show proof of being fully vaccinated* upon arrival.
  • Vaccination Not Required Outside of School Hours: The Boulder JCC does not require visitors to show proof of vaccination outside of school hours 

Contractors and Direct Service Providers: Vaccination is required

EVENTS/PROGRAMS ORGANIZED BY RENTAL CLIENTS

Businesses and individuals who are renting space at the Boulder JCC may determine their own vaccination policies for their events. All events must comply with Boulder County public health orders.

BOULDER JCC EMPLOYEES

On June 25, 2021, the Boulder JCC implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for employees. This policy requires all employees to obtain and maintain COVID-19 vaccinations, with exemptions for qualifying medical and/or religious reasons in compliance with applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws. We have 100% compliance with the policy. 99% of our staff are vaccinated and 1% have a qualifying medical exemption. As of February 3, 2022, the Boulder JCC requires all employees, including temporary staff, to obtain a booster dose by February 28, 2022.


FAQ for those entering the ECC when vaccination is required

How do I show proof of vaccination?  

  • Acceptable proof of vaccination may include one of the following that matches a government issued photo ID:
    • A physical copy of a WHO (World Health Organization) or FDA-approved COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
    • A high-resolution photograph of the front of your WHO/FDA issued COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card on smartphone
    • Proof of your vaccination card on the accepted mobile device app MyColorado

What is fully vaccinated?  

  • To qualify as “fully vaccinated,” an individual must have completed their full course of COVID-19 shot(s) 14 days prior to being at the JCC. 

What if I forget my proof of vaccination?  

  • If you forget any acceptable forms of proof of vaccination, you will not be permitted to enter the designated meeting space. You will be directed to the appropriate staff member to discuss your options/alternatives.

Will there be accommodations for medical conditions, disability, or strongly held religious beliefs that may exempt me from being vaccinated?   

  • Any individual needing an accommodation due to a medical condition, disability, or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance that prevents them from taking the vaccine will be admitted with the following:
    • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the program/event start time or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within six hours of the program/event start time.

I have had COVID-19 and therefore have natural immunity and do not need to be vaccinated or tested. What information do I need to show? 

  • There is currently no guidance from Boulder County Public Health about natural immunity. To be admitted to the Boulder JCC, please see the Vaccination Policies section above.

 
When to Stay Home

Refer to CDC guidelines on when to stay home and quarantine if sick.


Other Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Transmission

  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures. Our outside cleaning company deep cleans all camp, ECC, and active areas of the J each evening. Additionally, there is frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces (such as bathroom surfaces, doorknobs, handrails, light switches, countertops, and tables), materials, and equipment throughout the day. Specific protocols will vary according to the program type.
  • The Boulder JCC has a state-of-the-art HVAC system with a high rate of exchange of fresh air.
  • We encourage increased handwashing, especially upon entering and exiting the building and before and after using the restroom, eating or handling food, and touching one’s face. 
  • Additional efforts to reduce the risk of transmission will vary according to the program type and will be communicated appropriately.