Facilities & Rentals Update

Dear Rental Client,

We thank you for your patience over the past year as we served the community through the City use of Centennial Hall and the Juneau Arts and Culture Center for emergency use through the Pandemic.  We are excited to announce that we have been given back the buildings and are open for rentals once again.

Centennial Hall is now currently open and available for rentals, and the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (the JACC) will be open after some cleaning, refurbishing, and repainting come September.

We are however following all CBJ mitigation measures to keep case counts down and to hopefully never create a Covid Cluster in our community. To read the current CBJ community mitigation measures and to see what level we are at please visit https://juneau.org/covid-19 and also https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=0a602fc51ee24966abb3721c8fabfb82

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Covid-19 Policy currently is:

  • Masks must be worn in both buildings at all times if there is a mixed group of vaccinated and unvaccinated people present and anytime CBJ community mitigation measures require it.
  • Social Distancing needs to be maintained in all mixed group events from people not in households or bubbles.
  • If patrons or staff are feeling ill or have Covid-19 symptoms, we ask they not enter the buildings.
  • If a patron or staff is a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 recently we ask that they not enter the building unless they have a negative Covid test.
  • We ask that all patrons and staff keep up good hand hygiene by employing the touchless hand sanitizers throughout the buildings and by washing hands after eating, using the restroom or touching your face.
  • The JAHC staff work to keep the building clean and sanitized to protect patrons.
  • All renters will need to create a mitigation plan for their events and sign a Covid-19 addendum while the CBJ mitigation measures are still in place. We are happy to help work with you to figure out an approach that will work for your event, or you can also visit the state sponsored Plan Safer Events website for additional resources and assistance.

While we continue to navigate the Pandemic, for those who are needing to cancel their events outright due to either Covid capacity restrictions or their event no longer being viable due to Covid safety concerns will be offered a full refund of your deposit, with no cancellation penalty. Please make sure to cancel your event in writing with our office manager Joselyn Ribao for our records. If yours is an annual event, we are also more than happy to apply this year’s deposit to next year’s event.  Events that want to cancel for any other reason will still need to follow our standard cancellation policy.

For those wishing to try a reschedule of your event, we will work with you to the best of our ability. But please do bear in mind that there are limited days available as there are many annual events that have already booked much of the available time. If you are able to be flexible about dates, and what days during the week you are willing to have your event, we may have better luck finding you a new date.

Things do change on a dime with this pandemic, and times we might think are available can become unavailable or inadvisable depending on the course of the pandemic, state and local mandates and recommendations.

I would like to thank you again for your patience as we continue to navigate through these uncertain times. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff with any questions or concerns.

Kathleen Harper
Centennial Hall Facility Manager