Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center to return to Phase 1 opening levels June 27

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston will return to Phase 1 opening levels because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston will return to Phase 1 opening levels because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston will return to Phase 1 opening levels because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)

In a June 26 update to all patrons and visitors, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston announced it will return to Phase 1 opening levels June 27 as a result of recent surges in COVID-19 cases.

“When we reopened on June 1, few could have imagined the magnitude of the health crisis we are now experiencing in Houston,” CEO Joel Dinkin wrote. “In accordance with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo's reinstated Stay Home Work Safe advisory guidelines issued today, our facilities will be returning to our Phase 1 opening levels effective Saturday, June 27.”


By reverting to Phase 1, the ERJCC will close its fitness center, recreational swimming, gymnastics, and indoor tennis courts, according to the announcement. Outdoor tennis courts and the outdoor pool will remain open for adult 18 and over, and Meals on Wheels will continue Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Child care for essential workers will also continue.
The center will additionally offer child care for infants through fifth graders already enrolled in the Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School, West Houston campus or in the Summer Fun program, whose parents are essential workers. Parents are encouraged to contact staff members by 5 p.m. June 27 to ask if they qualify for ongoing child care. The center is located at 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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