Important message about COVID-19

Posted on April 4, 2022

Important information for in-person programs

Please find below an important message from our Executive Director Christine O’Doherty about CIAJ’s upcoming in-person programs in the COVID-19 context.


Dear CIAJ Program Participants and Collaborators,

After two years of remote events, we are looking forward to seeing you in person at our upcoming progams.

I would like to reassure everyone that the health and well-being of all participants, collaborators and staff is a priority for CIAJ. Everything has been put in place so that the return to in-person programs is made in the best and safest conditions possible.

As provincial public health authorities across Canada ease COVID-19 related restrictions and mandates, I want you to know that CIAJ is following public health guidelines in the jurisdiction in which the program is offered. In addition, we will continue to:

  • work closely with the venues to ensure all safety precautions are in place throughout the event such as: hand sanitizer stations in all rooms, event staff to wear a mask
  • require that participants, CIAJ staff, faculty members and speakers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical exemption

  • require that masks are worn at all times, except when eating and drinking

Of course, if you develop symptoms or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, please stay home or participate in the event online (if this option is available).

If at any time during the conference you develop COVID-19 symptoms, you must stay home or if you are staying at the hotel, you must stay in your room and take a rapid antigen test. If you test positive, you must follow the self-isolation requirements.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Warm regards,

Christine O’Doherty