Rady Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

September 30, 2020

Dear Rady JCC Members,

On Tuesday afternoon, September 29, 2020, the Rady Jewish Community Centre was advised that one of our members has tested positive for COVID-19. Please note that this member was asymptomatic and passed our COVID-19 screening procedures.

We continue to do our part to mitigate possible transmissions through physical distancing measures as well as our daily and nightly deep cleaning and sanitization procedures. The following dates and times are when this member was using the Rady JCC fitness facility and may have been infectious:

September 12
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

September 13
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

September 16
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

September 17
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

September 21
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

September 22
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Since our reopening on June 15, the Rady JCC has put strict social distancing and sanitization measures in place in order to mitigate any potential risk of infection. This includes regularly scheduled cleaning throughout the day in all parts of our facility as well as nightly deep cleaning of all machines, weights, and locker rooms. We also continue to request that our members wipe down any machines or weights both prior to and after use.

On September 23, the Rady JCC was inspected by the Province of Manitoba’s Manitoba Health – Winnipeg Regional Office to ensure we continue to meet all COVID-19 safety precautions. After a thorough inspection, we received zero violations. According to the official report, both our fitness and aquatics facilities are operating in accordance the Public Health Order pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note that the Rady JCC is not permitted to release the name or any identifying information about the confirmed case of COVID-19 to anyone. Be assured that public health investigations to identify individuals who may have been in prolonged contact with this member begin within 24 hours of a confirmed laboratory test. Anyone identified as a close contact will be contacted and provided instructions for self-isolation (quarantine). Testing may also be recommended.

For now, we continue to stress the importance of reducing the risk of COVID-19 through actions recommended by Health Canada and the provincial government. These include washing your hands often, not touching your face, practicing safe social distancing, wearing a mask while in public spaces, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

Finally, it is important to note that all Manitobans should get tested for COVID-19 as soon as symptoms appear. Call Health Links at 204.788.8200 or toll-free at 1.888.315.9257 for information on testing and isolation. For more public health information about COVID-19, please visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html.


Rob Berkowits
Executive Director
Rady JCC