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JCC Reopening

(Updated 11/16/2020)

The health and safety of our members, guests and staff is our top priority. In accordance with governmental orders and guidelines, we are pleased to share our plan for reopening the J, including precautions such as extensive cleaning protocols and social distancing practices. We will be operating in compliance with all local and state mandates, CDC guidelines, and safe play guidelines by industry organizations, e.g., USTA.

We are open as of June 1 in accordance with Marion County’s entry into (as determined by Mayor Hogsett) and in compliance with Governor Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana plan, including:

  • Employees and members ages 65 and older and at high risk are urged to use caution and limit their exposure in the community.
  • Employees will continue to work remotely when possible.
  • All residents should wear face coverings in public.

Regarding Marion County’s September 25 Public Health Order: At this time the JCC will not be making any changes to our current protocols and procedures, as we have already been operating at or below the capacity numbers specified in the order.

Campus-Wide Waiver

All visitors to the Max & Mae Simon Jewish Community Campus, which includes the JCC, are required to complete a campus-wide liability waiver to be admitted.

  • All adults ages 18+ should sign their own waiver.
  • If you have signed the JCC’s paper waiver in a previous visit, we need to have you also complete this new electronic campus-wide waiver as there are some changes.
  • For two-parent/guardian households, BOTH parents/guardians must separately fill out the “Parent/Guardian and Minors” waiver, not just one parent/guardian. Multiple children may be added to the form at once, but each parent/guardian must separately sign on their child(ren)’s behalf (i.e., two waivers for each child).

For your convenience and to expedite the check-in process at the door, the waiver is available online.
Sign the Liability Waiver

For more information on the reopening of the Max & Mae Simon Jewish Community Campus:
Jewish Community Campus Reopening

Operating Hours

Mon-Thu: 6 am-8 pm
Fri: 6 am-6 pm
Sat-Sun: 7 am-6 pm

Overall Protocols

  • Guest passes may be sold. Guest passes can only be used when the guest is accompanied by a member aged 18 and up. Guest passes are $12 for ages 12+; $8 for ages 2-11; kids under 2 are free.
  • Cash transactions may resume
  • The following services will be available at a later stage:
    • Towel service
    • The babysitting room
    • Vending machines
    • Water fountains (Members are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. The water bottle fill station in the Mordoh Fitness Center is open.)
    • Rentals and birthday parties (except Splish Splash parties, which are available)

Health and Safety Protocols

  • Temperature screening required for admittance. No one with a temperature of 100.4°F or greater will be allowed to enter the facility.
  • We ask that any member who shows signs of COVID (fever or chills, fatigue, sore throat, cough, muscle or body aches, congestion or runny nose, shortness of breath, headache, nausea or vomiting, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea) refrain from visiting the J until they are symptom-free without medication for 14 days.
  • Those who have been in close contact (within 6 feet) of someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis are asked to wait to visit the J until they are symptom-free for 14 days after their last contact with the affected person.
  • Floor decals marking 6′ lengths have been placed to reinforce social distancing.
  • Hands-free investments include automatic flushing toilets in older areas of the building, electric hand dryers in the Family Changing Rooms and occupancy sensors for lights in the art gallery and small meeting rooms (no need to touch a light switch!).


  • In compliance with city mandates, masks are required for all members ages 3 and up.
    • Parents of youth in child care programs have been notified directly of any changes.
  • Members and staff are required to wear masks when entering and exiting the building, fitness center, gyms, locker/changing rooms and indoor pools. Masks are also required inside the locker/changing rooms (including travelling to/from the showers) and for spectators at youth sports programs (indoors at all times, outdoors if 6′ social distancing cannot be maintained).
  • Face masks are optional during fitness activities and outdoors when 6′ social distancing can be maintained (i.e. for youth participating in sports and tennis programs).
  • Masks are NOT allowed in the swimming pool.
  • JCC staff are required to wear masks, except when in their offices.
  • If you have your own mask, please wear it.
  • If someone refuses to wear a mask due to an exemption, they must bring in a doctor’s note issued within at least two weeks of their visit stating they cannot wear a mask.

Cleaning/Sanitation Protocols

The JCC will be using a comprehensive approach to cleaning and sanitation protocols to allow for proper disinfection. All staff will be trained on new cleaning protocols and the hours of the facility have been adjusted to allow for deep cleaning each night.

  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the facility.
  • Members are required to wipe down equipment after each use.
  • The J has contracted with a cleaning services company to disinfect areas throughout the building each night after close.

For Kids

For Kids

At this time, Mordoh Fitness Center babysitting remains closed.

The J’s Early Childhood Education program has been operational since early April, under Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) guidelines. After School Care (ASC) has also reopened, and School’s Out Days are available. Register for ASC  |  Register for School’s Out Days

Several youth athletics programs have been allowed to resume. Register for Youth Athletics

Group swim lessons and swim team have resumed; private and semi-private lessons are also available. Register for Youth Aquatics.

J Spaces

Welcome Desk

  • Date open: June 1
  • Masks: Required.
    • If you have your own mask, please wear it.
  • Members enter the facility through Door #5 in a single-file line. One side of the entrance is for entry only and the other for exit only. Please expect possible delays at peak times.
  • Monetary transactions may be made by cash or credit card.

Mordoh Fitness Center

    • Date open: June 1
    • Masks: Required when entering and exiting the fitness center, optional during fitness activities.
      • If you have your own mask, please wear it.
    • Capacity: 
      • No limit or reservation needed for overall fitness center
      • As of Mon, Sep 21, Group Exercise classes (each in an area with its own air handling system) are available by registration. See our Schedules page for the current Group Exercise schedule
    • Private personal training (virtual or in-person) and private/semi-private Pilates Reformer classes are available, as is private yoga. Contact Tammy at for more information and to schedule.
    • The Weiner Cycling Studio is closed
    • The massage studio is closed.
    • Members are required to wipe down machines and equipment before and after each use.
    • Members should maintain social distancing of 6′.
    • J-Play Babysitting Room is closed. No children younger than 8 years old are allowed in the fitness center. Children between 8-12 years old must be supervised by a parent/guardian.
    • Equipment has been placed to allow for social distancing (Marion County Public Health Order has asked for ten feet apart).
    • Air handling: Each area has its own, separate HVAC system with the size of the system based on the area to be covered. Fans run continuously for the best ventilation and filters are changed regularly. For example, the Mordoh Fitness Center has 7 rooftop HVAC units, 5 tons each. The Group Ex Studio has its own 7.5-ton HVAC system.
    • Towel service is unavailable, and water fountains are closed. Please bring your own water bottles (the water bottle fill station is open).
    • No gym bags are allowed in the Mordoh Fitness Center. Please store personal items in the lockers near the Family Changing Rooms.
Meet Our Personal Trainers     Meet Our Pilates Instructors     Pre-Recorded Workouts     Group Ex Schedule


Locker Rooms

  • Individual Family Changing Rooms are OPEN.
  • The fitness restroom is OPEN.
  • As of Mon, Sep 21, Adult Men’s Locker Room and Adult Women’s Locker Room are OPEN.
    • Locker rooms are open for ages 16+ (families with children may use one of the three Family Changing Rooms).
    • We appreciate member support for complying with best practices for the locker rooms – please wear a mask in the locker rooms and to/from the shower stalls. Do not exceed maximum capacity for the steam and sauna rooms of 2 people and a limit of 10 minutes.
  • As of Mon, Sep 21, the Girls/Women’s Water Park Changing Room and Boys/Men’s Water Park Changing Room have closed to free up resources to maintain a clean and sanitary environment in the Adult Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms.

Eskenazi Water Park

  • Date open: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON as of Tue, Sep 8.

Indoor Pools

  • Status Updates on Pool Closings: visit our Pools and Water Park page
  • Date open: Regenstrief Natatorium on June 1, Backer Therapy Pool on Aug 19.
    • The Regenstrief Natatorium will be closed every Wednesday from 2-3 pm for cleaning.
    • After repairs, the Backer Therapy Pool is OPEN as of Wed, Nov 11.
  • Masks: Required when entering or exiting the pool space, including on the deck. Masks are not allowed in the pool.
    • If you have your own mask, please wear it.
  • Capacity:
    • 37 people maximum in Regenstrief Natatorium, 10 people maximum in Backer Therapy Pool (including lifeguard, instructors, coaches and those on the pool deck).
    • Reservations not required for open swim or classes in Regenstrief; however, SignUpGenius reservations are required for lap swim and classes in the Backer Therapy Pool. Sign-ups become available 48 hours in advance of each time slot. If there is a time slot that appears to be missing, it is because that time is not yet available.  
    • For details and to reserve a lap lane or spot in a therapy pool class, visit our Pools and Water Park page
    • See the Pool and Water Park Hours page for the pool schedule with updated hours, class times and number of available lap lanes.
    • Benches have been placed back on the pool deck.
  • Private/Semi-Private swim lessons have resumed.
    • Instructors will be wearing face shields while in the water.
    • Parents no longer need to be in the water with children who cannot stand flat-footed with their chin above water in water that is 4 feet deep.
    • Thus, private and semi-private lessons will no longer be socially distant unless requested.
  • Swim team and group swim lessons have resumed. Lessons will be spaced 10 minutes apart to allow for distancing and cleaning, and instructors will be wearing face shields (not face masks) while in the water.
Pool Hours and Sign Ups Register for Youth Aquatics

J Cafe

  • Date open:
    Due to the impact of COVID-19, the J Café has CLOSED for the season. The Café will reopen when the Eskenazi Water Park opens next summer. The JCC will continue to provide challah on Fridays. Thank you for your support of the Café and we look forward to seeing you next summer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christine Woodward at

Laikin Auditorium

Virtual Arts & Education events will continue (see a list at

Fill out a survey to help determine what a return to in-person JCC Arts & Education programming and experiences will look like.

For events in the auditorium:

  • Attendees will be requested to wear masks and participate in a health screening survey.
  • Seats will be placed six feet apart.
  • Tickets must be purchased by credit card (no cash, to minimize touching).
  • Hand sanitizer will be available and the restrooms next to the auditorium will be open.
  • No food or drink will be allowed in the auditorium.
  • The auditorium carpet will be shampooed after the event.


  • Several Youth Athletics programs have been allowed to resume. All classes are modified to follow CDC guidelines.
    Register for Youth Athletics
  • Cohen (big) Gymnasium:
    • Open since Fri, June 19
    • Hours: Open all day, including weekends. Priority given to JCC programs. Visit for program hours.
      • Pickleball: Mon/Wed/Fri 10 am-Noon, Tue/Thu 1-3 pm; Sun 4-6 pm (open play; registration is no longer required)
    • Masks: Required when entering/exiting the gym space, for spectators and for any activity that does not allow social distancing, optional during fitness activity when social distancing can be maintained.
      • If you have your own mask, please wear it.
    • Capacity: 
      • Pickleball: 10 people
      • Reservations not required (pickleball is open play as of Oct 5)
      • For open gym: Basketballs will not be provided; please bring your own.
      • Bleachers will not be available.
  • Schloss (small) Gymnasium 
    • Open since Mon, Aug 10
    • Hours: 
      • Open all day, including weekends. Priority given to JCC programs. Visit for program hours.
    • Masks: Required when entering/exiting the gym space, for spectators and for any activity that does not allow social distancing, optional during fitness activity when social distancing can be maintained.
      • If you have your own mask, please wear it.
    • Capacity/Other:
      • Reservations are not required
      • For open gym: Basketballs will not be provided; please bring your own.
      • Bleachers will not be available.

Gym Schedules 

Tennis and Racquetball Courts

  • Racquetball is available for individual play only.
  • Private and small group tennis lessons may resume.
  • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts available for rental. Priority will be given to JCC Members.
  • Youth and Junior Tennis lessons have resumed.
    Register for Youth/Junior Tennis