On the Virginia SAR Calendar, found on the "Coming Events" Tab of Virginia Dispatches, you will see many cancelled events. These cancellations comply with current guidance to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are attempting to do some events online, the first being a Patriots' Day Commemoration on April 19th, hosted by the Fairfax Resolves Chapter. Watch that calendar for more online events you might want to attend.
So please limit your exposure, but also innovate and find ways to function in this new environment. We at the state level and the National Society are still considering just such measures, some of which you may see in the near future.
Congress is still being planned for July in Richmond, but current restrictions are cutting deeply into our preparation efforts. If we get the all clear in time to hold the Congress, it will be an all hands effort to do our part.
I also ask you to keep in mind our compatriots and their families that are being affected by this pandemic. It brings to my mind one of our compatriots who is at significant risk due to other health concerns and is protecting himself by living in strict quarantine - consider what you might do to help such a compatriot, such as running a needed errand or bringing food. Stay safe, and continue to spread the story of our freedom, not a virus.
President, Virginia SAR