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Update 31 from COVID-19 Crisis Task Force


To our Community members and attendees,

As the Province had decided to lift COVID-19 restrictions, the ISIJ of Toronto decided to keep our mask mandate in place and reassess by March 31.

In the last couple of weeks we have seen a rise COVID-19 cases in the community. Cases and hospitalizations are at their highest since March 5 and we are now entering a 6th wave of the virus. In light of our findings and keeping in mind the demographics of our community attending (especially the elderly), and the fact that wearing a mask is not an onerous thing to do, the Board of Directors have decided to delay the removing of the mask mandate.

Any person attending any one of our three centres will be required to wear a face mask at all times except when eating or drinking. We will again reassess the situation in mid April and update the community.

As we come together at for the month of Ramadan we still ask all attendees to remember the following with the consideration and safety of others in mind:

  1. If you have any symptoms like new cough, fever, new nasal congestion, sore throat, or stomach flu symptoms, please enjoy the program on line and do not attend until your symptoms have resolved.
  2. Please keep up to date with your vaccination for you and your children.
  3. Observe and remain vigilant of Hand hygiene – washing/ sanitizing at all times.

We look forward to celebrating the Holy Month together while keeping our centres as safe as possible.

With Salaams,

ISIJ Secretariat Office
Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto
905.695.9786 | [email protected]

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