From the office of Grand Master

 March 21, 2020

To: All Members of the Prince Hall Family Jurisdiction of Massachusetts

RE: CANCELLATION OF ALL MASONIC FUNCTIONS DUE TO COVID-19 - UPDATE

 

Greetings,

I hope this communication finds you and your families in good health at this time.

Due to the declaration of a State of Emergency regarding the COVID-19 pandemic I want each every one of you to know that this Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts has been monitoring developments with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). When responding to an infectious disease, our organization is closely following the recommendations made by our state and local health departments. We also monitor and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plus the World Health Organization. As stated in my previous communication coronaviruses is a virus that can cause respiratory problems. Symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. The virus is spread similar to the flu by coughing and sneezing. Symptoms may appear between 2 to 14 days after exposure.

We will follow strict procedures for thorough cleaning and disinfecting (wiping down all surfaces that are frequent points of contact such as door knobs, faucets and counter tops). Remember we should all pay close attention to the tips that have been given to prevent the flu, including coronavirus, from spreading. Use soap and water to wash hands frequently, Cover your cough or sneeze, Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently and Avoid close contact with anyone who has flu like symptoms.

With that being said all Masonic functions will continue to be canceled until further notice

I will continue to monitor this situation and update you with any new information that becomes available and when the cancellation will be lifted. Also, please check on the well-being of our elderly brothers and sisters because our first priority is the safety and health of our members.

Thanking you in advance for your patience and cooperation in the matter.

Fraternally,

Jeffery M. Coaston

Most Worshipful Grand Master

 


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