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Inclement Weather

General Guidelines Regarding Closures and Delays

The safety of our members, guests, and staff is our first priority. For that reason, in the event of severe inclement weather, the published hours of operation may have to be modified. The decision to close the facility, delay openings, or close early is based on the weather forecast, current unstable weather, and projected unsafe driving conditions. Because our organization is complex, inclement weather may affect each department and service differently. We endeavor to provide whatever programs and services are possible, given the specific requirements of the program and the effect severe weather can have on the facility, accessibility, and staff availability. To that end, the standard policies for each department are listed below and are subject to change as necessary.

Basic delayed openings and closings are announced:

  • On the inclement weather hotline 703.426.3763
  • On the crawl at the top of the Pozez JCC website
  • Via text to the membership database (if you would like to opt in to this service, please contact
  • Via eblast to the community database
  • On WTOP at or by listening to 103.5FM or 820AM (WTOP Radio).

Guidelines by Department

If the Pozez JCC building is open, please contact the inclement weather hotline for specific information.

If the Pozez JCC building is closed, all events are canceled.

Best Practice: Please call the J’s inclement weather hotline for the most up-to-date information at 703.425.7763 or visit to see the scheduling alert. Make sure to check for updates before proceeding to your designated program.

When Fairfax County Schools are delayed, Chai 5 operates as usual in the afternoon.

When Fairfax County Schools are closed, programming will be offered from 9am-5pm for a fee of $100 per day for families currently enrolled in Chai 5, have attended a Vacation Day Program, or Camp Achva in the past year.

Download the Snow Day registration form by clicking here.

If you would like to participate in our snow day programming, and do not meet the above requirements, please reach out to School-Age Services for assistance.

The Pozez JCC reserves the right to make an independent decision about delays or closings based on local weather conditions and other factors. You will be notified by email and/or text message as soon as possible regarding weather closures or delays.

In the case of schedule changes due to inclement weather,  the websites below will be notified and an email and/or text message will be sent out as soon as possible. Please be sure to check the below websites as well as your email (junk folder & inbox) and cell phones before heading out to the JCC in the morning.

Inclement Weather Hotline: (703) 425-3763
WTOP: or listening to 103.5FM or 820AM (WTOP Radio)
Pozez JCC:
ECLC Facebook page:
Remini App

We strive to offer classes and services on inclement weather days depending on instructor availability.  Should a class need to be cancelled, that information will be posted on the My J app. The Guest Services desk will be notified and able to answer questions. Please check for updates before proceeding to your designated class or activity.

Private lessons and personal training sessions will be held as determined by the participant and the instructor/trainer.
Rentals run as scheduled unless the organization decides to cancel.
For questions regarding group exercise classes or scheduling, please contact

Weather-related decisions are based on both internal and external operational and safety factors.  Program participants and families will be notified via email regarding a weather-related closure for in-person programs taking place at the J or in the community.  Virtual programs will not be affected with inclement weather and will continue to operate as normal, so long as the programmer does not have a power outage.