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Tucson Jewish Community Center says it is seeing success with COVD-19 protocols

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TUCSON (KVOA) - Many businesses in Tucson have been struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic with government regulations. However, the Tucson Jewish Community Center has implemented a few different ideas to combat the virus.

"We changed a lot about our facility," said Todd Rockoff, CEO of the JCC in Tucson. "We created significant limits on the amount of people that can participate in the different programs."

He said they have had a few cases of the virus. He said he feels like the JCC handled it well.

"We have been really pleased," Rockoff said. "While we have had some cases that have affected some of our staff, the way we have addressed them has been immediate and transparent."

One thing visitors may notice is that kids' camps are still going on. However, it is different from what occurred last year. 

"We reduced the group sizes from what were larger groups in the past to 10 or under," Rockoff said. "We are keeping those groups as their own little bubbles."

A large part of the JCC providing a fitness center.

The tennis courts and pools are open with limits. They also have a plan in place for when the gym is allowed to reopen. 

"We are limiting reservations to 35 people at a time in the fitness center," said Amy Dowe, director of wellness at the center. "In addition, masks should be worn at all times in the building and the fitness area."

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