Our Communications & Resources
We have a wide array of communication tools, external resources, and unique expertise that we will leverage to make the best possible decisions – and keep you updated in a timely and transparent manner.
The JCC’s Commitment to You
We will commit to communicating in a timely and transparent manner, as we aspire to do every day you choose the JCC as a destination for your family. Our communications will be based on the following:
Factual information and data provided by subject matter experts, government agencies, and official notices. We will not participate in online or social speculation, nor will we intentionally increase anxiety or conjecture.
Any program or service area cancellation will be shared via email to affected members, shared on jccmilwaukee.org, and posted on the JCC’s social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.)
We will specifically rely on the expertise and leadership of the following resources or agencies:
- Centers for Disease Control
- North Shore Health Department
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
- American Camping Association
- Milwaukee Jewish Federation
- United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
- Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
How We Can Work Together
It’s natural to seek out – and share – information on topics that of concern to you and your family. As we navigate these circumstances together, consider:
Being mindful of the source of information; while social media is a powerful aspect of our society – know the source of information you’re consuming, be thoughtful before sharing or posting, and be considerate of audiences when sharing information that might be untrue or cause concern.
Providing your family with age-appropriate resources. For parents and families with young children, we recommend:
- BrainPop video on the coronavirus (includes an explanation of how viruses work)
- NPR Comic exploring the Coronavirus
- How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus Outbreak from TIME
- How to Have a Panic-Free Conversation With Your Kids About the Coronavirus from The Week
- How to Talk To Your Anxious Child About the Coronavirus from Psychology Today
Reaching out to us; this is what we do every day, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss, share, and learn together.