Keeping You Safe & Healthy

Emerging from Covid-19

On July 16, seven counties across the Bay Area, including San Francisco, issued new recommendations to wear masks indoors as an extra precaution to protect unvaccinated people from the more highly transmittable Delta variant. They are strongly recommending that everyone wears a mask indoors in public places, regardless of vaccination status.

While it has been uplifting to see some health restrictions eased in recent weeks, we understand that putting an end to this pandemic is a community-wide effort. To model the behavior that the City of San Francisco is strongly recommending, effective Saturday, July 17 the JCCSF will re-instate our requirement that all people wear masks indoors at the JCCSF, even if you are fully vaccinated. This includes Fitness members, staff and all guests.

Mask Update

Do I need to wear a mask at the JCCSF?

Yes. As of Saturday, July 17, you will need to wear a mask while at the JCCSF. Yep, even if you’re fully vaccinated.

What does Fully Vaccinated mean?

You must wait 2 weeks after the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or 2 weeks after your first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Will I need to wear a mask in the locker rooms and showers?

Yes. We are excited that the men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers are now fully open. The mask policy will be the same as for members outlined above except masks will not be required for anyone while showering.

Are the sauna and shvitz open?

Unfortunately, we have temporarily closed the sauna and steam room

What are the mask requirements for children? 

In all youth classrooms and play spaces, indoor and outdoor, preschool-aged children must be masked. For children participating in our K-8 summer camps, wearing a mask is optional while outdoors. If children are in the building with their parents, they should wear masks. Staff working with children must always wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, inside and while outdoors. 

Will staff be wearing masks?

Yes. All staff  are required to wear a mask, even if they are fully vaccinated.

How We’re Keeping You Safe

Clean & Fresh

  • No surface left behind.
    In all common areas of the building, we’ll continue with regular cleaning of doorknobs, handles, handrails, light switches, sanitizing stations, lockers, bathrooms, sinks, toilets, benches, the front desk, keyboards, computers and phones. If it’s prone to someone touching it, we’ll clean it!
  • Touchless sanitizing.
    We will continue to provide motion-activated hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the building for general hygiene usage. Faucets and soap dispensers in the newly renovated locker rooms will also be touchless.

Health Checks

  • As of June 1, we will no longer be doing temperature checks upon entry. Why? Because the CDC and SF Department of Public Health have deemed them unnecessary in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.


Equipment in the JCCSF Fitness Center will remain spread out for the moment. Over the next few months, we will slowly return to our pre-pandemic fitness equipment layout. We expect to be back to our pre-pandemic equipment placement after Rosh Hashanah in September.  

Health & Safety Policy

From the SFDPH: “Because many people with COVID-19 don’t have any symptoms, asking people about symptoms when they arrive is not very effective in keeping COVID-19 out of programs, businesses and the workplace. It is more important to instruct people to stay home if they are sick.” 

To keep our community safe, please remember: if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and are awaiting a test result, or if you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, please do not come to the JCCSF until 10 days after your symptoms began, your symptoms have improved and you’ve been fever free for 24 hours. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you do not come to the JCCSF for 10 days. The JCCSF is following Isolation and Quarantine guidance from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

If you have visited us and subsequently test positive for COVID-19, we want to know about it. Please immediately email or contact any fitness staff you are most comfortable reaching out to.

Program Updates

Our Fitness Center is open and offers in-person indoor fitness workouts, including group fitness classes. Our three Preschools remain as in-person programs, while our Arts & Ideas program continue to stay online for the time-being. Our summer camp season is in-person and begins on June 14, 2021.

For specific questions about the JCCSF Fitness Center and COVID-19, check out our FAQs.

In-Person Programs Fitness Center, including indoor & outdoor group exercise classes

Summer Camp 2021

Shabblock Events

Helen Diller, Rosenberg and Brotherhood Way Preschools

Online Classes & Events Fitness Group Exercise Classes – 25+ per week

Arts & Ideas including our Talks & Conversations, book clubs and more

Jewish Learning Classes & Events including Hebrew and holiday celebrations

Youth Dance

Coming Soon Gallanter Family Aquatics Center: early October 2021

I trust every single person on staff at Diller. They know my child. They respect my child. They engage with creativity and joyfulness on a daily basis. Having such trust felt like a gift pre-covid. Now it feels essential. Our child's experience at Diller is one of the beautiful bright spots in this trying time. I know that he is safe and cared for all day. He comes home wiped out from a day full of play, exploration, art, music, nature, and connection. They put so much work into making the program safe and nurturing. I am grateful for Karla and the amazing group of people that she leads.

Rebecca S.

Diller Preschool Parent

It felt very safe while exercising during the reopening. Lots of great initiatives were taken to create this experience.

Fitness Member