Update 6.21.2020
Dear Members,
Mayor Jane Castor has announced a mandatory mask ordinance for the city of Tampa. The order requires people to wear masks indoors effective Friday, June 19 at 5 p.m. ET. As a result, we are implementing the following changes:
Members will now be required to wear masks while in the building. The only
exception will be that you may remove your mask while you are engaged in
any fitness activity. Examples are when you are on the treadmill, using
fitness equipment, participating in group ex class. Please bring a mask with
you and have it on when you enter the building.
A mask must be worn by anyone over the age of two (2). This will include
those attending Camp J as well as children coming to J Care.
As always, we will continue to make sure that our equipment is spaced out to ensure six (6) feet of social distancing and our group exercise classes are marked to maintain that distancing as well. In addition, our Fitness Ambassadors and Facilities Team continue to clean throughout the day to keep everyone as safe as possible.

The JCC on the Cohn Campus reopen on Monday, June 1st.

We’re very excited to welcome everyone back!  We’ve missed you!


Our re-opening is happening in phases and the policies in this communication are for Phase One. These policies strictly follow state and county health guidelines to minimize risk to our community. These policies may change as new guidelines are released. Thank you for your understanding and your compliance.


Please read all of the information below as it should answer any questions you may have.


General Operations:

Amended Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday + Sunday: Closed*

*On Saturday and Sunday the Bryan Glazer Family JCC will be available to all members of the JCC on the Cohn Campus.


Membership Dues:

  • Billing of membership dues will resume on June 1.
  • Any members on freeze will have your monthly dues resume on June 1.
  • If you are a member that is not ready to return to the J at this time you can:


General Information:

• Our cleaning personnel will be transitioning to the use of high level antiviral cleaning agents to properly disinfect the entire facility on a daily basis.

• Our staff are being reminded and retrained on procedures for sanitizing equipment in the fitness center, as well as high use surfaces and equipment/supplies throughout the facility.

•If you are not feeling well and exhibit any symptoms of illness, please refrain from using the facility until all symptoms have subsided.

•Please wash your hands frequently, consider carrying hand sanitizer to use, but hand                         sanitizer will be available throughout the facility.

  • All staff are required to wear a mask while in the building. Members are encouraged to wear masks, disposable masks will be made available for members.
  • All members and staff are required to receive a temperature check and health screening before entering the building, this will be conducted in the lobby. Anyone with a temperature above 100.3 degrees, or who is exhibiting other symptoms, will not be allowed to enter.
  • All members are required to complete a new waiver prior to using the facility.  The waiver can be accessed here, please print and sign and provide to staff at the Welcome Desk.
  • Only members and staff will be allowed in the building. Guest passes will not be honored at this time.
  • J Care will not be offered at this time.  Please remember that children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the Fitness Center.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet is required at all times.
  • Water fountains will not be in use; please bring your own water.
  • Coffee service in the lobby will be suspended.
  • Individuals who are high risk are discouraged from using the facility.


Health + Fitness Changes:

  • Social distancing of 6 feet is required at all times while working out.
  • Some equipment in fitness areas may be closed in order to enforce 6 feet of separation.
  • Members will be required to clean equipment before and after each use.
  • No Group Fitness classes will be offered at this time.
  • Silver Sneakers usage is suspended at this time.
  • No Personal Training available at this time.
  • Locker Room is closed, available for restroom use only.
  • Sauna is closed.


Camp J Status:

  • We are thrilled to announce that Camp J will resume as scheduled with the opening date of June 8.
  • All families currently enrolled will be receiving a separate email from the Camp team with many details about new protocols and procedures for this summer.
  • If you are interested in our Camp J program, please contact the team at samantha.goldberg@jewishtampa.com.


Thank you for your support and patience while we were closed.  We look forward to seeing you again on your first return to the J!