As of July 4, 2022 the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre’s Health Protection Policy will be suspended. As a result, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will no longer be required for entry to the JCCC or, generally, for participation in events and classes. Note however that we may continue to require vaccination in certain circumstances based on requests from individual program leaders due to the needs of the specific program. The JCCC continues to encourage all participants to be fully vaccinated and to get a booster shot as soon as they are eligible. We also ask that you not attend the JCCC if you are feeling unwell or have any COVID symptoms, and we encourage you to continue to wash your hands frequently and maintain social distance if possible. Everyone is welcome to wear a mask.
The JCCC is committed to the safety and the well-being of our staff, volunteers, members, tenants, facility users, visitors and community. We have been coming together at the JCCC to learn, share and grow for nearly 60 years and we have always ensured everyone who attends the JCCC is safe, respected and welcomed. The JCCC takes all reasonable steps to ensure risks to health and safety are identified, assessed and managed appropriately.
Further to the announcement on changes to province-wide public health and safety measures the JCCC confirms that as of March 21, visitors are no longer required to wear a mask while at Centre. Although the masking requirement has been removed, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has indicated it is still encouraged to wear a mask in public settings.
The JCCC is a mask-friendly environment and staff will continue to wear masks for the safety of our community and visitors. We ask that everyone be kind, considerate and respectful to one another and the choices that individuals make on wearing a mask.