The safety of our members, guests, and employees is our top priority. In partnership with our COVID-19 Taskforce and Board of Directors, we have carefully planned our Covid-19 health and safety protocols at the Lawrence Family JCC, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS. Each of us plays an integral role in making the LFJCC a safe place for our community. To view the latest message from our CEO and Board Chairs, click here.



Lawrence Family JCC COVID-19 Vaccine Policy for JCC Users | FAQ


In accordance with LFJCC’s (JCC) effort to provide and maintain a community gathering place that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy regarding COVID-19 to safeguard the health of the JCC’s students, families, members, and guests; the JCC’s employees and their families; and the community at large.


All “JCC Users” are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless (i) the FDA has not approved the vaccine for the JCC User’s age group, or (ii) a reasonable accommodation exemption request is submitted and approved for the JCC User.

Current JCC Users must submit acceptable proof of being fully vaccinated by October 31, 2021, or submit his/her/their desire for the approval of a reasonable exemption for review on or before October 20, 2021. All JCC Users seeking exemptions will be notified of approval or denial on or before October 31, 2021. 

Future JCC Users must submit acceptable proof of being fully vaccinated or receive his/her/their approval of a reasonable exemption request before being allowed access to or to use the JCC. 

Definition of a JCC User:

A JCC User is a Member or Guest who will be utilizing the JCC facilities, grounds, or programs, or is a delivery person, contractor or vendor who accesses the JCC more than once per year for more than 15 minutes per visit.

Why doesn’t the policy go into effect until November 1st?

We are striving to encourage more people to make the decision to become vaccinated.

Why isn’t the JCC allowing members and guests to present recent COVID test results in lieu of vaccines?

We believe our requirement that all professional staff must be fully vaccinated (with no exception for negative test results), should apply also to our members and guests. The frequency in which our members and program participants are typically present at the JCC makes accepting COVID tests in lieu of vaccines logistically impractical.

This is private health information—why does the JCC think it can require it?

This policy is intended to comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable. 

How do I show proof of vaccination?

Any JCC User age 16 or older should be prepared to bring in proof of vaccination upon arrival at the facility. Our Guest Services Team will print you a new JCC ID Card (Member or Visitor ID card) to indicate your vaccination status. Your vaccination status will be noted in our customer relationship management system, no detailed information will be stored. Be prepared to show your new JCC ID Card (Member or Visitor ID) daily when entering the facility.

What is acceptable proof of the COVID-19 Vaccine?

  1. The physical COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card issued at the time of vaccination
  2. A photograph of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
  3. A digital vaccination record. All residents of California may request a digital vaccination record at
  4. Current JCC ID card with the hologram indicating previous proof of vaccination

Can I email a picture of my vaccination card instead of bringing it in?

Since your vaccination card contains protected health information, please do not send it to us. You must bring proof to us in person.

What if I forget to bring proof of vaccination after October 31, 2021?

Unless you are not age-eligible for vaccination, have been granted a medical or religious/moral exemption or participating only in a government-funded program, you must show proof of vaccination to enter. No exceptions will be allowed.

What if I have a medical condition that prevents me from getting vaccinated or a religious objection to getting vaccinated?

JCC Users requesting an exemption from this policy, due to a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, must submit a request for accommodation with supporting documentation to the CEO of the LFJCC for review by a special committee to begin the accommodation process. After the request is submitted, the documentation will be reviewed and a decision will be made in a reasonable period of time as to whether or not the exemption should be granted and accommodations can be made for modified usage.

Request for Medical Exemption

Request for Religious Exemption

I have no intention of getting vaccinated, so what now?

We wish you would reconsider your choice because this is a matter of public health. Please contact to modify your membership status should you remain unvaccinated.

How can I get vaccinated?

The JCC will provide assistance to any person with respect to the available vaccines, including information regarding the vaccines, the locations where such vaccines are available, and where needed, provide or pay for transportation to obtain the vaccines. 

Visit the San Diego County Health Department website for more information. 

Lawrence Family JCC & San Diego Center for Jewish Culture COVID-19 Policy for Performances & Ticketed Events | FAQ


All patrons, age 16 or older, who attend a ticketed performance or event at the LFJCC will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To gain admittance to a ticketed performance or event, attendees are required to present a photo ID and proof of vaccination status with their ticket. 

Acceptable proof of vaccination includes:

  1. The physical COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card issued to the patron at the time of vaccination
  2. A photograph of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
  3. A digital vaccination record. All residents of California may request a digital vaccination record at
  4. JCC ID Card (Member or Visitor ID) indicating your vaccination status (visit for directions on how to obtain your JCC ID Card).

For all patrons whose age does not yet permit vaccination, we recommend taking a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test before attending the event to ensure they are healthy and free of COVID-19. 

The JCC reserves the right to deny admission to any patron who does not provide the necessary documentation or follow any COVID-related policy.

COVID-19 Waiver

COVID-19 Waiver for new and existing MEMBERS (please complete online prior to your visit) as well as any applicable reservations are required)
COVID-19 Waiver for VISITORS (please complete online prior to your visit)


Reservations: Advanced Booking Required

    • Available to current LFJCC Members for the Qualcomm Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Complex
    • Advanced reservations must be made through the My J app
    • Options for 60 & 90-minute workouts, flexibility to arrive any time during your reservation slot, and the ability to make more than one reservation per day for each area
    • No walk-ups or requests to forgo the reservation process permitted
    • You are invited to stay at the JCC after your reservation to connect with each other
    • Due to limited capacity and respect for other members looking to workout, please cancel at least 24 hours in advance

Health Measures

    • In adherence with the San Diego County Public Health and the CDC, masks are required for everyone (over the age of two) in childcare and youth settings, regardless of your vaccination status.
    • Stay home if you are not feeling well

Building Access

    • The front and back doors are open as the primary entry areas of the facility. The doors are located off of Executive Drive and Eastgate Mall. They are accessible by swiping your Membership Photo ID card or Visitor ID card. Visitor ID cards are available for program participants and/or caregivers that are at the JCC on a regular basis and are not members
    • Membership reservations (advanced booking) for the Qualcomm Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Complex are required through the My J app. Click here for more information about JCC Facility Access and Photo ID Cards
    • Membership self-check-in stations are available for the Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Complex to ensure you can easily get to where you need to go

Towels/Personal Equipment

    • Towels are required for admission to the fitness center
    • Bring your own towels and exercise mats


    • Bring your own water or sealed beverage - refillable stations are available

General Cleaning Protocols

    • We follow sanitation protocols for proper disinfection and maintenance, as well as add additional procedures. Enhanced cleaning protocols include deep cleans with non-toxic electrostatic technology, training for all LFJCC staff to care for their work areas, and self cleaning stations for members and guests
    • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available throughout the facility

Common Areas

    • The building common areas including all restrooms, will be sanitized regularly

Nierman Preschool, Club J & Camp Jaycee

    • Each classroom will be cleaned, sprayed and sanitized with a non-toxic electrostatic sprayer when the children leave the room to go to playtime. After each class is done with playtime, the play structure will be sprayed down to sanitize before the next class. At the end of the day we will spray each of the rooms used, as well as the play structure.
    • Preschool, Club J, and Camp Staff will have their own backpacks with cleaning supplies as they will be cleaning behind themselves and their groups, wiping down counters and common touchpoints, including handles and knobs, etc.

Qualcomm Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Complex

    • Aquatics
      • Aquatics staff will regularly disinfect and clean throughout all hours of operation
      • Disinfectant wipe stations and hand sanitizing stations will be located on the pool deck
      • A deep cleaning of the area including electrostatic technology will occur at night
    • Fitness Center
      • Fitness attendants will regularly disinfect and clean throughout all hours of operation
      • Disinfectant wipe stations and hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the fitness center for easy access for members to wipe down equipment before and after use
      • A deep cleaning of the area including electrostatic technology will occur at night
    • Group Fitness
      • Cleaning procedures include wiping any equipment used during class before and after use by participants and again by the instructor after class
      • After each class the tennis courts will be cleaned by an electrostatic sprayer
      • A deep cleaning of the area including electrostatic technology will occur at night

Current Programs and Facilities on Pause

    • Drop-ins for Aquatics & Fitness Programs


Thank you for choosing the LFJCC and for your continued partnership during this time. If you have any feedback during this transition, please complete our customer feedback form. Our Guest Services team is available for questions (858) 457-3030 |