Due to continuing restrictions against public gatherings, and a desire for Minnesota Masonry to be a partner in efforts to slow the community transmission of COVID-19, the following directives are to take immediate effect in this Jurisdiction:
(1) All Lodge activities are hereby suspended through Friday, May 1st, 2020. This includes, but is not limited to, Stated Communications, Special Communications, and special ceremonies of Minnesota Lodges.
(2) In order to allow for the continuation of normal business, all usual and customary expenses of a Lodge may be paid with approval of the elected officers during this period. Phone and email are acceptable means of communication with one another, and decisions shall be recorded by the Secretary.
(3) Over time, non-budgeted expenses and unforeseen issues will doubtless arise. As they do, Lodges are directed to contact the Grand Secretary’s office to submit requests for dispensation.
(4) As a reminder, tyled meetings are not to be conducted electronically in this Jurisdiction. However, Lodges are absolutely encouraged to use all available resources, including virtual gatherings, to remain engaged and connected and fraternal.
In this fluid time, please know that these directives may change. Keep watch for updates and revised guidance.