Health & Wellness Guidelines
At Swing Remix, the health and wellness of our team and our attendees is our top priority. As part of our ongoing commitment to providing world-class talent and entertainment at this state of the art community center (13 yrs running), we also look out for you by providing the cleanest, safest and most welcoming environment available. Therefore, we’ve written some new guidelines to help thwart the spreading pathogens around during our dances and gatherings.
In addition, we are pleased to report that our home venue (The Marlene Meyerson JCC) is enacting new policies and procedures to help protect against the spread of viruses (like Influenza), bacterial infections (like streptococcus), and any other germs that can cause illnesses. At the bottom of this publication, you will find that recent posting published by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.
During The Dance Party
- Keep yourself and those around you healthy – If you have a fever and/or flu like symptoms, please stay home, rest up and take good care of yourself so you recover quickly. We are asking the same of our staff. See my own personal posting called “Tips For a Stronger Immune System” discussing natural protocols to boost your immune system plus other preventative measures for a healthier and happier you. Or check out these 10 natural remedies for flu.
- Wash Hands – Wash your hands frequently for at least 30 seconds with soap and water, especially after touching public surfaces or after multiple dances just to be additionally protective.
- Change of Shirt. – It’s good practice to bring an extra t-shirt or top or dress so that when you’re so inspired to dance a lot, you can change into something dry when needed. These kinds of actions will be appreciated by all, whether it’s flu season or not. Golly Gee, you might even notice an increase in those interested in dancing with you.
- Water Bottles – Please remember put your names on your water bottles. Label them whether it’s your personal bottle or one you’ve purchased from us. It’s good practice so you keep track. We’ll try to keep a stock of sharpies at our volunteer table.
That’s all for now and we hope to see you out at our next party. Let’s not let fear nor any excessive, repressive measures stop us from participating in the positive activities that keep us happy and healthy.
Paolo Pasta Lanna, Creative Director
Coronavirus Prevention at the JCC
March 2, 2020
………At the JCC, we are stepping up our hygiene practices, including the frequent cleaning of commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs, handrails, and table tops, as well as locker rooms and fitness equipment, with a combination of alcohol-based and hospital-grade cleansers. You will see more hand sanitizer stations around the JCC as well. We are introducing additional disinfectants throughout the day as an extra precaution.
This is a good occasion to review what each of us can do to help our community remain healthy at all times. We are all in this together.
- Keep others healthy – We are in the business of welcoming people into our space, so it feels strange to say “stay home.” But if you or your child have a fever and/or flulike symptoms, please do remain at home and see your healthcare provider if appropriate. We are asking the same of our staff. It is good practice to cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, using a tissue or sleeve, and throwing tissues in a bin immediately after use.
- Keep yourself healthy – Wash your hands frequently and vigorously for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially after touching public surfaces. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Keep working out – Please remember to wipe down equipment in the fitness areas before and after using. Disinfectant wipes are available on the fitness floor and in all studios.
In addition to prevention, I also want to emphasize the value of chesed, or kindness. During stressful times, people may incorrectly direct their fear toward others. I want to remind us all to counter stigma by learning and sharing facts. Viruses do not target specific racial or ethnic groups. We stand together at the JCC with all of our New York communities.
Thanks for joining us and doing your part to help keep the JCC a healthy and safe environment. We welcome you to upcoming weekend activities—our fitness center, aquatics center, gymnasium, and community spaces are open and thriving. We will continue to carefully monitor and plan for changing conditions, and will share updates with you as soon as they become available. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us via email.
Rabbi Joy Levitt