Fitness Center Member Covid-19 FAQs

Fitness Center FAQs

Is the JCCSF Fitness Center open for in-person workouts?

Yes. The JCCSF Fitness Center is open for all in-person activities. All our strength and cardio equipment are available for use without a reservation. High and low-intensity group fitness classes and outdoor, rooftop classes are also available to all members with a Full Access Membership. Please register online before joining a class. Sign up for classes online or come to the front desk for help with class registration. Pilates and Personal Training are also available to members.

Do I need to wear a mask at the JCCSF?

Yes. As of July 16, you will need to wear a mask while at the JCCSF, even if you are fully vaccinated. This is while at the JCCSF as well as working out in the Fitness Center.

Do I need to be vaccinated to go into the JCCSF building?

Not at this time. You will need to show proof of vaccination to work out in the Fitness Center, use the locker rooms, 3rd floor gymnasium, shvitz and sauna. 

Do I need to be vaccinated to work out at the JCCSF Fitness Center?

Yes. As of August 20, Fitness members 12 years old and older will need to show proof of vaccination in order to use the Fitness Center, men’s & women’s locker rooms, 3rd floor gymnasium, shvitz and sauna. 


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.

Why is the JCCSF requiring proof of vaccination?

On Thursday, August 12 Mayor London Breed made an announcement requiring certain businesses, which includes indoor fitness centers, to show proof of vaccination upon entry.

What are acceptable forms of vaccination?

Acceptable proof of vaccination includes the CDC vaccination card, a physical or digital copy or picture of that card, documentation from a healthcare provider, or a personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California or by an approved private company. 

How do I show a proof of vaccination?

Beginning Friday, August 20 any member who is 12 years old and over should be prepared to bring in a proof of vaccination and your Fitness Member ID (or other photo ID) to show upon check-in.  We will take note of your proof and will not store any detailed information other than you are fully vaccinated.

What if I only had 1 dose of the vaccine? Can I still work out?

No. You must be fully vaccinated which means 2 weeks after the 2nd dose of Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. 

Can I email you a picture of my vaccination card instead of bringing it in?

Since your vaccination card has personal identification information such as your birthday and vaccine information, please do not email it to us.  You must bring proof to us in person and you only need to bring it in person one time.

What if I forgot my card – can I just go in one time?

Unfortunately, per SFDPH guidelines, all Fitness Center members must show proof of vaccination to enter.

I’m not vaccinated. Can I gain access by showing the negative results of a recent COVID test?

No. Unfortunately, per SFDPH guidelines, a vaccine is required regardless of recent test results.

What about guests, do they need to provide proof of vaccination?

Yes. We are doing this to keep our entire community safe so we will ask guests to also show proof of vaccination, however we will just take note of it.

Do I need to show proof of vaccination if my membership is currently on hold?

You’ll only need to show proof once you decide to come back to working out in person at the JCCSF Fitness Center.

What if I have a medical or religious exemption?

If you have received a medical or religious exemption from your doctor, please contact us at prior to coming to the Fitness Center. 

What if I don’t want to show my proof of vaccination? Can I go on hold?

Yes, although we’ll miss you. Simply go to this page and put your membership on hold.

Are the pool and locker rooms open?

The men’s and women’s locker rooms are fully open. Members also have access to lockers on the fitness floor. The new Gallanter Family Aquatics Center is scheduled to open in early November 2021.

Are the sauna and shvitz open?

As of August 20, the sauna and shvitz will once again be open for Fitness Members. You are not required to wear a mask while in the the sauna and shvitz.


Yes. The mask policy will be the same as for members outlined above except masks will not be required for anyone while showering.

Why am I being charged membership dues?

Now that we’re open for all fitness activities, membership dues are being charged as usual. We’ve expanded our online and outdoor exercise classes to support you with more workout options from the comfort of your home. You can also access our live, on-demand and outdoor group exercise classes that are included in your membership dues. You can view the schedule online here. Check out all our available membership features here.  If you have additional questions, please reach out to us at

Can I continue taking online classes?

Yes. We’re happy you’ve been able to keep up with your workouts by taking classes virtually. Online group exercise classes are available to members with either a Full Access Membership or an Online Membership. Check out our online class schedule. 

Where can I find more information about joining online fitness classes?

You can visit our Online Classes FAQ page for detailed steps on how to participate in classes.

What can I expect when I return to the JCCSF Fitness Center?

You can expect attention to detail when it comes to our cleaning and safety best practices including regular cleaning throughout the day as well as staff in masks; our top priority is making sure you feel safe and are comfortable while at the JCCSF.


Yes, equipment 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.

What if I’m not ready to come back into the gym?

If you’re not quite ready to jump back into in-person fitness, we understand. We still offer over 25+ live group fitness classes per week and you can access our on demand fitness classes as well.  If you’re comfortable working out outside, join one of our outdoor group fitness classes every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

How do I pick up my locker contents?

If you’d like to pick up the contents of your locker please email to arrange a time.

How You Can Help

Your donations help staff, including those on furlough. We are making extraordinary efforts to concentrate our resources on caring for our staff and maintaining our readiness to reopen. You can help by donating to our JCCSF Resilience Campaign.

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