Letter From the Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron – March 11

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March 11, 2020

Dear Sisters & Brothers

We are all aware of the ongoing news reports and alerts regarding the spread of the COVID-19 / CORONA Virus.

The 2020 Grand Family is moving forward with our planned schedule for the year.

Events, Visitations & Receptions will be reviewed for cancellation or postponement due to increased health risk on a need to cancel or postpone basis. This will be done in conjunction with Ohio Department of Health guidelines.

The Health and Welfare of our Members is our top priority & we will continue to monitor all information regarding the CORONA Virus.

Please exercise Common Sense & Consider your health as well as that of your Sisters and Brothers when deciding whether to attend an OES function.

If you have a compromised immune system or major health issue, be cautious & eliminate your exposure to large crowds for your own safety.

If you are ill, please choose to stay home, get some rest and prevent the risk of spreading germs to others.

If you are attending meetings, take the necessary precautions to stay healthy.

We all need to follow some Easy, Simple Steps:

❖ Wash your Hands with soap and water

 Use hand sanitizer as needed

❖ Cough or Sneeze into your Sleeve or a Kleenex

❖ Do not touch your Mouth or Nose after contact with surfaces or people

❖ Limit Personal Contact – Forego Handshakes, Hugs, etc… (Greet one another with warm smiles & kind words)

If we all practice these cautionary habits, we can help prevent the spread of germs & remain healthy as we continue our travels this year.

Margi Wheeler, WGM Chuck Merckle, WGP