JCC of Greater Columbus
As of 3.07.21:
Following new CDC guidance, updated Columbus Public Health requirements and discussions with the JCC Medical Advisory Board, the JCC will no longer enforce a mask mandate in general areas of the building effective Monday, March 7th. This change is possible due to the current levels of transmission in our community, decreased severity of the Omicron variant and low levels of hospitalization among vaccinated adults. Note that any adjustments to safety protocols are subject to review and revision should cases surge or a more severe variant emerges.
We understand that this change in policy will be welcome for some and raise concerns for others. While universal masking will no longer be required by Columbus Public Health guidance, the JCC encourages and welcomes the wearing of masks based on personal preference and/or by those with an elevated individual risk, or risks to others in their household. As a hub for the Jewish community and inclusive environment, we expect that members will respect the choices of others and refrain from any comments or behaviors that do not reflect our Jewish values of kindness and common humanity.
As always, we appreciate your support and cooperation and look forward to seeing you at the JCC.