BREAKING NEWS from the RWGM
The Right Worshipful Grand Lodge Of The Most Ancient And Honorable Fraternity Of Free And Accepted Masons Of Pennsylvania
Masonic Temple, One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2598
Web Site www.pagrandlodge.org
Thomas Gamon, IV
R.W. Grand Master
Phone: (215) 988-1952
Fax: (215) 988-1953
March 12, 2020
To the Officers and Members of All Blue Lodges:
Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, effective immediately and until further notice, I am directing any and all lodge activities be canceled, including, but not limited to: extra, special and/or stated lodge meetings; social functions; schools of instruction, etc., as well as youth group and community meetings/events that may be scheduled in your lodge building. Lodge officers may pay lodge bills in the ordinary course without lodge approval. This will be in effect until the end of April, by which time we will evaluate the situation and provide additional guidance as needed.
While it may be disappointing to cancel events, these measures are being taken out of an abundance of caution to safeguard the well-being of our brethren, their loved ones and our communities.
I also want you to be aware, that public tours of the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia have been canceled until further notice. In addition, while we are not aware of any cases at any of our Masonic Villages, we are canceling public events and limiting activities at all of our campuses, as well as screening visitors to our health care facilities.
Similarly, while we do not know of any cases within any of our Masonic youth groups, the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation is suspending all youth group activities and sponsored events at our Masonic Conference Center-Patton Campus until further notice.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Thomas Gamon, IV
Right Worshipful Grand Master