Valley Health LifeStyles Mask Requirement Updates – May 26, 2021

As a healthcare facility that is part of the Valley Health System, the Valley Center for Health and Wellness and LifeStyles Medical Fitness Center has always held the health and safety of our members as our first priority.  Throughout the past year, we have made several changes to our facility, our operations and our membership services to ensure the safety of our members.  There have been several recent announcements from the CDC as well as Governor Murphy regarding capacity restrictions and mask requirements, and in keeping with our priority of keeping members safe, the following changes for LifeStyles members will be effective Friday, May 28, 2021:

  • Members who have achieved full vaccination status may enter LifeStyles without a mask.

  • Full vaccination status is achieved two weeks following a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 2 weeks following a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.  Members MUST show proof of being fully vaccinated at the time of visit.  Proof of vaccination includes a vaccination card or a picture of a vaccination card on a mobile phone.  

  • Unvaccinated members must continue to wear a mask while in LifeStyles.

While this change to the mask requirements for vaccinated members will be effective as of May 28th, the following safety measures will remain in place:

  • Valley Health LifeStyles will continue to follow social distancing guidelines and group exercise classes will continue to ensure six feet of distancing.

  • All cleaning protocols for exercise equipment and the Wellness Center facility will remain in place.

  • Certain pieces of cardio equipment will continue to remain closed off.

  • Plexiglas shields will remain in place on the fitness floor.

  • The screening questions and temperature checks remain in place upon entry to the Wellness Center.

  • Masks will still be required to be worn in designated areas of LifeStyles during specialized programming.  Signage will be clearly posted in these areas where applicable.

  • All LifeStyles staff members will continue to wear masks.

With these new rules in place starting on Friday, May 28th, we continue to support any member, regardless of vaccination status, who wishes to wear a mask. 

We will be making additional announcements regarding the whirlpool and the recreation pool within the next few days.

As a healthcare facility, The Valley Center for Health and Wellness will still require all members, patients and guests to wear a mask upon entering the facility, while in common areas such as the lobby, all hallways and restrooms and when in any clinical space including the pharmacy, imaging area or physical therapy area.  Thank you for continuing to follow these mask requirements in the other areas of the Wellness Center.

Thank you for your continued adherence to all health and safety protocols.