Our retiree functions are all cancelled through the end of December. Risk will be reevaluated at that time. Seniors are the most vulnerable and it is unthinkable to bring them together at this time. Social distancing and masks will be around for some time to come and this is not possible in our setting.
While there are some out there that do not take this pandemic seriously - it is not only serious, it is deadly. The biggest problem with this virus is that the person sitting next to you could have it but have no symptoms. It could be fatal for the people they expose. Many of our members have compromised immune systems for a variety of reasons – you just are not aware of who they are.
Some states are already seeing an uptick in cases as they are opening. As we have just witnessed in East Lansing with 34 new cases among people socializing at a bar/restaurant. Which then raises the question - how many additional people did they expose?
With all this in mind please understand we have your health and best interests at heart. The UAW is about health and safety for its members. Please do not keep calling your board members or the hall to inquire if the activities are being held. We will put a notification out in the Labor News as soon as it is safe for us to assemble again.
The fall Region 1D Euchre Tournament is cancelled.
The Region 1D travel committee trip to the Ark is cancelled.
If you have not done so already, please apply for an absentee ballot for the primary and general elections. Be sure to exercise your right to vote - just do it safely by absentee ballot.
Everyone stay safe.