On the Virginia SAR Calendar, found on the "Coming Events" Tab of Virginia Dispatches, you will see many cancelled events. Almost all of these cancellations are from a desire to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.. Watch that calendar for changes to events that you are interested in attending.
When you do attend a gathering, please take the recommended precautions: keep a "social distance" from others, avoid personal contact, such as shaking hands, and pay extra attention to your own hygiene such as frequent and careful washing of your hands. And please, if you are ill, stay home; don't share it with your compatriots.
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 considering just such measures, some of which you may see in the near future.
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 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