An update on The Roth Family JCC
May 1, 2020
“These are interesting times, with things changing on a daily basis and so much more that is unknown than is known,” said Keith Dvorchik, CEO of The Roth Family JCC as he shared some things the JCC is working on.
Getting back to work slowly
The Roth Family JCC has received Paycheck Protection Program funding and because of this, they can bring back the staff in a “strategic fashion,” according to Dvorchik.
On April 27, the ECLC supervisors, JCC department directors and accounting staff remotely went back to work.
On Monday, May 4, the majority of the ECLC lead teachers, assistant teachers, and specialists will be back on the job. Throughout the month of May, the ECLC staff will be training on operational and procedural changes while preparing to address the needs of its children and families after the extended closure.
“We will be reviewing the CDC guidelines and making sure everyone is fully trained and well-versed on what the new reality will look like when we reopen our doors,” Dvorchik wrote in the newsletter.
“It is our full intent to offer camp, as long as we can do so in a safe manner,” Dvorchik stated. The JCC camp director and assistant camp director began working last week to determine how to hold Camp J.
Both the CDC and the American Camping Association will be issuing guidelines in early May that the JCC staff will incorporate into the preparations to ensure a safe and healthy camp experience.
Dvorchik explained that it is too early to commit to an official opening date, however he said the JCC staff are working hard to ensure the JCC can reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.