As Maryland completes Phase One of Governor Larry Hogan’s plan to reopen businesses previously shuttered in response to the coronavirus, the JCC announced it will begin offering select recreational programs to its members.

Adhering to the most stringent local and safety protocols, beginning this June, the JCC will provide outdoor fitness activities on a limited basis at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC campus. This includes group fitness classes, personal training and individual workouts.

All fitness activities will be open to members over the age of 16 and held under shaded structures on the JCC’s outdoor fields to provide ample space for social distancing.

The J operations team also is gearing up to open the Aquatics Park in the coming weeks with all health and safety protocols in place.

“Our community’s safety is of utmost importance,” says Barak Hermann, Chief Executive Officer of the JCC. “That is why in addition to implementing state and federal health and safety requirements, as well as following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, we connected with industry experts prior to our reopening. We are sharing data with other JCCs, YMCAs and fitness leaders throughout the country, as well as working with facility experts and community partners to determine the best policies, practices and procedures to create safe environments with you in mind.”

The JCC also is working closely with disease prevention experts from LifeBridge Health to implement the health protocols required to open safely, in addition to adhering to the CDC guidelines and state and local requirements.

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The Associated Contributors

The Associated Contributors are writers from The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.