The following is from Ill. Michael Wiggins, SGIG for Texas:
Please read the directive linked above as an amendment to the directives that we issued last Monday. I have made the decision to cancel all Scottish Rite meetings of any kind through April 30 including clubs and other social gatherings. I did not make this decision lightly but with the best interests of our membership in mind. Also, be mindful of any orders or declarations made by your local governments. Plus, keep checking for guidance from the CDC regarding your activities. For example, Dallas County has issued a “shelter in place” order that is effective this evening subject to certain exemptions. As a result, we will be closing the Dallas Scottish Rite Cathedral as we are not an essential service. Your city or county may make these special orders and we should adhere to those orders. I will continue to review changes and recommendations by the CDC and follow instructions issued by our governmental authorities. If conditions change in the near future, I will make adjustments as appropriate. I trust that each of you and your family are healthy and taking appropriate action to maintain your health. I appreciate your understanding of these decisions and I look forward to things returning to normal in the near future. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Michael L. Wiggins, Ph.D., P.E.
SGIG for Texas