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Coronavirus Update (6:00pm March 13):

Dear Friends, 

Thank you so much for all the beautiful words of support that you shared over the last 24 hours.  Your kindness is a vivid reminder of how critical it is for us to lift one another up during this unsettled time.  Our community is rich with caring and thoughtful people and I am so fortune to have the opportunity to know you and work with you. 

The Kaiserman JCC Board of Directors and I met today to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing our JCC.  There is no question that we are committed to the long-term health of our members and staff and the financial security of our entire agency. 

Over the next few days, we will be rolling out some exciting online resources that will allow us to continue to deliver outstanding programs.  These experiences will welcome everyone to learn, grow and celebrate in our shared community.  This work is taking extensive coordination across our JCC and we thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters..

Thank you for being amazing friends to the JCC.  Our community, and my life, are richer because of you.

Shabbat Shalom, wash your hands and see you soon at the J,
Amy

 


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Coronavirus Update (3:30pm March 12):

Dear Friends,

By now, I am sure you have heard the news that Governor Wolf has issued an order that, effective tomorrow, all schools, community centers, gyms and entertainment centers in Montgomery County must close for 2 weeks.  Yes, that includes the Kaiserman JCC.  Although none of us are happy about this news, I do understand and appreciate the Governor’s efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep our entire community as safe as possible. 

I am sure that you will have a number of questions about rescheduling, payments, cleaning, etc.  Our Board of Directors and I have developed a business continuity plan and are meeting tomorrow morning (by Zoom) to address the new issues that have arisen due to today’s action by Governor Wolf.  Please look for more detailed communication from me in the coming days.

The senior staff and I will be working from home over the next two weeks and will have ready access to our email.  Please reach out to us at any time with questions and concerns and will do our best to provide answers to you.  As this is a new and changing situation, we may not always have an immediate answer for you and will be as timely as possible with our responses.  Here are emails for me and our department directors:

Amy Krulik – CEO – akrulik@phillyjcc.com
Phyllis Actman – COO – pactman@phillyjcc.com
Kathy Sherm – CFO – ksherm@phillyjcc.com
Amy Foster – Preschool Director – aforster@phillyjcc.com
Jordan Bravato – Youth & Family Program and Camp Director (KidsTime and Camp Kef) – jbravato@phillyjcc.com
Emily Einhorn – Sports & Wellness Director – eeinhorn@phillyjcc.com
Roberta Kitchenoff – Fitness Director - fitness@phillyjcc.com
Valencia Chang – Gymnastics Director – gymnastics@phillyjcc.com
Emily Magier – Marketing Director – emagier@phillyjcc.com
Dave Greim – Facilities Director – dgreim11@hotmail.com

Thank you for being amazing partners during this challenging and unpredictable time. 

With best regards,
Amy

Amy Krulik
CEO

 
Update on Coronavirus (2:30pm March 6):  We continue to monitor the evolving situation with coronavirus and are following all recommendations from the CDC, the PA Department of Health and the Montgomery County Health Department.  At this time, there are no recommendations to close the JCC or to cancel and any JCC programs or events.  We will continue to share updated information as it becomes available.  Please check the CDC’s website for the most complete information on coronavirus.

 

Information about Coronavirus (March 2)

Dear Friends,

As the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the Kaiserman JCC remains vigilant in monitoring updates and implemnting measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the Secure Community Network (SCN), the national homeland security initiative of the Jewish Federations of North America and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We have also received excellent information from our national JCC Association office and their relationship with the CDC.

According to the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, as of March 2, 2020, there are no known active cases of coronavirus or community spread in our region.

Prevention is our priority at this time, especially during cold and flu season. Common coronaviruses can cause symptoms similar to a common cold or flu, such as fever, cough, sore throat, and general feelings of being sick. The symptoms that are most common with the current coronavirus infection are fever and respiratory symptoms including a cough and shortness of breath.

If you or anyone you know are displaying any of these symptoms, or if you or anyone you know have traveled to any of the most at-risk countries, please consider postponing your visit to our JCC.

All of the local, Commonwealth and Federal health agencies continue to recommend the same precautions that help prevent the spread of common illnesses like the cold and flu: 

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol can be used if soap and water are not available. The CDC has a helpful handwashing resource page with activities for families and videos in English and Spanish.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Stay home when feeling sick. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

In addition to implementing the measures suggested by authorities, the Kaiserman JCC is taking these specific precautions within our building:

  • Ensuring that all hand sanitizer dispensers and sanitizing wipe stations are filled at all times.  We have ample refills on hand and an order for even more refills will be delivered this week.
  • Placing signage throughout the building encouraging visitors to wash their hands according to CDC guidelines. 
  • Working with our building cleaning contractor and in-house facilities staff to implement additional cleaning and disinfectant procedures throughout the building.
  • Encouraging all staff to stay home if they are displaying any of the symptoms listed above.

In addition, here are some resources about coronavirus which can help you and your family stay prepared and up-to-date as the situation evolves.

At this time, we have no plans to cancel any programs or special events, including this Sunday’s Purim Carnival. Please continue to monitor your inboxes, check the JCC website or follow us on Facebook for further updates.

We appreciate your partnership as we all continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at akrulik@phillyjcc.com or 610-896-7770, ext. 101.

With best regards,
Amy

Amy Krulik
CEO

 
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