Facility Reopening Update

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO & Jeremy Samuels, President, Board of Trustees
Update for July 23, 2020
Thank you for your continued support and patience as we reopen our J. We are pleased to announce that we will be reopening the Fitness Center, Indoor Tennis Center and Houston Gymnastics Center effective Sunday, July 26. In addition, we will be extending enrollment options for BAS and Summer Fun for families that were enrolled prior to our transitioning to childcare for essential workers to start as of Monday, August 3. Specific program information will be emailed to gymnastics, Summer Fun and BAS families within the next few days. For updates on health and safety protocols and updated hours of operation in fitness, tennis and aquatics, please visit our website
Safety is a Partnership
While our facilities have been closed, our medical task force has been working with staff to refine our safety procedures and capacity limits. It is critical to reemphasize our partnership with all constituents, as everyone has a responsibility to ensure a healthy and safe environment. We rely on our members to follow these safety guidelines and complete the Health Survey each time you visit the J so that we can remain open and provide critical services to our community.
The past few weeks have afforded our staff the opportunity to continue to evaluate our health and safety protocols while at the same time focusing on reopening our indoor facilities and planning for the fall when schools resumes. We expect in the coming weeks to announce ways that the J will continue to support families and children that will be participating in virtual or in-person learning. We are also finalizing plans for many of our arts, culture and education programs and look forward to sharing our very exciting plans in the weeks ahead. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joel Dinkin at or Teri Greenblatt, Assistant Executive Director and COVID-19 coordinator, at

Wishing everyone continued good health,

Joel Dinkin
Jeremy Samuels
President, Board of Trustees
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