Covid-19 Policies and Procedures

Entering Facility

Cleaning & Disinfecting

Now Available

Now Available

Pickleball Now Available

New This Week!

Outdoor Fitness Tent Open

We are currently offering 20 outdoor classes.


Dolphin Swim Team
Now Through August 27, 2020
Space is limited,
please click here to see what
is still available.

EMAIL DEIDRA for information.

Fitness Center Is Now Open

A letter from CEO, Rick Lewis, and Membership Director, Joanne Ethe

MIYJCC Members & Community:

We are looking forward to welcoming you back home to the MIYJCC.

We have and continue to work hard to extend membership by bringing our home into yours through virtual programming. Thank you to more than 75% of our membership who chose to keep their membership dollars at the MIYJCC so that we may help individuals in our community who need us the most. Through this generosity and the help of many others who donated to our Emergency Campaign, we have been able to make more than 4,000 phone calls to seniors, deliver more than 2,400 pre-made meals , grocery shop for more than 100 households multiple times, and deliver non-perishable food to more than 600 people in your community.

At the MIYJCC building, we have been hard at work making necessary upgrades and enhancements to ensure a safe environment for you and your family. This Virtual Welcome Back Preparedness page will provide you with everything you need to know in anticipation of your return. We have implemented new procedures and policies to ensure the health and safety of our members and staff while at the MIYJCC. When you return, please know that we are committed to following all of the health and safety protocols as set forth by our state and local officials.

We know that you will have a lot of questions as we get ready to open our doors and we will be here to provide you with the answers you need. We are working hard to put the necessary safeguards in place throughout the entire building in order to make this a positive experience for everyone. We will continue to update you through emails, our website and our social media channels . You can contact me if you have any questions by email, or by phone at 516-822-3535, x 306.

We never take for granted how important the MIYJCC is to your daily lives and how grateful we are for your support, patience, and flexibility as we have navigated through these last few months. We are always here4you and are committed to providing you with the services and activities that are vital to our community. We’ve missed you all and are looking forward to seeing you and welcoming you back!

Rick Lewis
Chief Executive Officer

Joanne Ethe
Membership Director

Big Changes are Here!

We are working hard to welcome you back to your second home at the MIYJCC!

Covid-19 Policies and Procedures

For your safety and the safety of others, the  MIYJCC has put the following COVID rules and procedures in place.

As we welcome you in, help us keep the COVID-19 virus out! Failure or refusal to follow the rules, will result in you being asked to leave the building.

Entering Facility
  • All members must enter thru the main doors of the building prior to participating in any programs, fitness, activities or classes.
  • Members and guests over the age of two years, and staff, will be required to wear masks indoors at all times. NOTE – this applies to all areas of the building with the exception of programs operated under the guidance of OCFS.
  • Social distancing is required. All members and guests must maintain at least 6 feet of physical distancing from other individuals – this does not pertain to people from your household. All members will be required to sanitize their hands as they enter the facility.
  • Members and guests will have their temperature taken using a noninvasive thermal imaging temperature kiosk.
  • Upon entering the facility, a “Welcome Ambassador” will ask several “well visit” questions to gain entrance into the building.
  • Have you or a member of your household experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days?
  • Have you or a member of your household tested positive for COVID-19 test in the past 14 days?
  • Have you or a member of your household come in close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days?
  • Have you or a member of your family traveled within a state with significant community spread of COVID-19 for longer than 24 hours within the past 14 days
  • If your temperature is 100.0 or higher, you will not be permitted entry to the facility. If you have had any of these symptoms in the past 72 hours – fever of 100.0 or higher, cough, chills, headache, shortness of breath, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, muscle pain – we ask that you please stay home for the health and safety of our entire MIYJCC family.

  • Membership cards will be scanned at the front desk. Many areas of our facility, including the Skeist-Hadar Fitness Center, the Joshua A. Sason Gymnasium, the fitness studios, and the spin room have been reconfigured to help ensure appropriate social distancing.
  • Please follow the directional signage on the floor to ensure you are going the right way upon entering and moving throughout the facility.
  • For the safety of our staff, we have removed all side chairs from their offices and have affixed reminder signs by the entrances to their offices saying please do not enter. In most cases, staff can answer your questions from sitting at their desks while you remain at the door. This is our way of making sure you stay safe as well. If you have difficulty standing, please let us know and our staff will meet you in the lobby where you can maintain the appropriate distance.
  • There will be no congregating in any areas of the building. Please take your conversations outside
Cleaning & Disinfecting
Our staff will be continuously sanitizing all frequently used and high-touch areas – door knobs, light switches, etc. Even with our enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols, we highly recommend that you maintain your own personal hygiene by not touching your face, eyes or nose. The building will receive an additional cleaning after all members have left for the evening.
  • All MIYJCC staff who are returning to work must attend mandatory training regarding COVID-19 prevention and safety protocols. The MIYJCC facility will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day using products and protocols that meet CDC and EPA guidelines.
  • Larger areas will be fogged with an Electrostatic Disinfectant blower.
  • Floors will be cleaned with disinfected daily.
  • Frequent contact surfaces will be disinfected multiple times per day.
  • Health and hygiene reminders have been prominently placed including reminders about hand washing, social distancing, and other guidelines.
  • Touchless hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building.
  • No touch door openers have replaced the older manual touch buttons in the locker rooms
  • Installed MERV-13 filters and a special UV light treatment shown to kill viruses and other common pathogens in the HVAC systems

Edwin and Shirley Woldar Family Foundation Pool 


  • Everyone Swimming MUST HAVE a reservation.
  • Reservations can be made up to 3 days in advance.
  • You may not enter the pool deck earlier than 5 minutes before your allotted swim time.
  • You will be assigned a lane when you check in.
  • 30-minute swim lanes will accommodate 1 swimmer per lane per session.
  • 50-minute swim lanes will accommodate 2 swimmers per lane per session.
    • When possible, members sharing lanes should enter from opposite ends of the pool. If that is not possible, please maintain social distancing.
    • Only one person can stay at the end of the lane at any given time.
    • Each member will split the lane, leaving the black line on the bottom of the pool between them.
  • All benches will be needed for the next swim session. When you are done swimming, you will need to take your belongings from your bench and exit the pool area. You may change in the changing room or in the locker room. The locker rooms are available and equipped with Merv 13 filters and a special UV light treatment shown to kill viruses and other common pathogens in the HVAC systems.
  • Masks must be worn at all times outside the pool as well as the locker room.
  •  As per current CDC and DOH guidelines, the hot tub, saunas and steam room will remain closed.
  • All pool swimming aides, such as swim boards, flippers, barbells and other devices will not be provided at this time. You are welcome to bring your own and are asked not to share with anyone outside your family.
  • Back-to-back swim times will not be permitted.·

·        Only ONE swim time allowed per day.

  • Please cancel your swim reservation at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled time so that we can move someone off of the waitlist. Please make sure you follow all prompts and receive your cancellation confirmation.
  • If you do not cancel your reservation and are a “no show”, you will get a warning. After 2 “no shows” you will be blocked from the booking system for 3 days. After 3 “no shows” you will be blocked from the booking system for one week.
  • For anyone who will be walking on the pool deck, but not swimming, disposable shoe booties will be provided, and must be worn at all times.
Fitness Center – Outdoor Fitness Classes Now Available
Skeist-Hadar Fitness Center – Now Open
  • Fitness equipment has been arranged to optimize equipment use and provide for social distancing.
  • Masks must be worn inside the Fitness Center at all times. In accordance with governors order, no bandanas, buffs or gators are allowed to be worn inside the Fitness Center
  • Reservations must be made through our WellnessLiving App to reserve a 60 minute timeslot to workout. A maximum number of 25 people will be allowed to work out during each time period. Reservations can be made up to 3 days in advance and up until 30 minutes before the timeslot. Please note: Only reservations for up to the following 3 days will be visible on the App
  • Partitions have been placed between each cardio piece of equipment to allow for proper social distancing and to mitigate the spread of germs and exposure
  • Members will be required to wipe off all equipment they touch with sanitizing spray & paper towels provided before and after their workout.
  • Dedicated cleaning staff will be working in the Fitness Center at all times.
  • The locker rooms are available and equipped with Merv 13 filters and a special UV light treatment shown to kill viruses and other common pathogens in the HVAC systems.

FlexFit Group Exercise Classes
  • The number of group exercise classes will be reduced to accommodate time for ample cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Group exercise rooms will have social distancing markers on the floor to indicate where each class member should stand.
  • Reservations must be made through our “My J” App for group exercise classes as there is a maximum of 20 participants per class. Reservations can be made up to 3 days in advance and up until 30 minutes before the timeslot. Please note: Only reservations for up to the following 3 days will be visible on the App.
  • You must bring your own mat.
Joshua A. Sason Gymnasium – Pickleball Now Available
Hours and days available – Email to reserve your spot today!


  • Basketball in the Joshua A. Sason Gymnasium may be reserved in 60 minute timeslots. You may reserve time in our “My J” App for play in one-hour increments. Please limit reservations to one per household per day. Reservations can be made up to 3 days in advance and up until 30 minutes before the timeslot. Only reservations for up to the following 3 days will be visible on the App.
  • Players must be from the same household.
  • Games between those who have not sheltered in place together are not allowed.
  • Members must bring their own basketballs.

Department Safety and Operation Plans

Mid-Island Day Camp

Early Childhood Center & Second Home Daycare

Fitness Center

Adler Center For Special Needs