(October 1, 2020) The PERI Board of Trustees met yesterday and voted to adopt the following position on reopening chapters during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
While the board strongly recommends that chapters remain closed through the end of the year, chapters may conduct meetings via Zoom or other digital conferencing platforms at any time. Additionally, if chapters wish to conduct in-person meetings before the end of 2020, they may do under the following stipulations:
• The meeting location (whether the former meeting location or a new one) must be open to the public and able to accommodate the chapter members pursuant to current state, county and/or local health regulations without exception.
• Chapters will assume full responsibility for ensuring these safety protocols are followed in their entirety.
• Any questions or concerns regarding this policy should be discussed with your district representative prior to scheduling an in-person meeting or event.
The safety of all PERI members is first and foremost as chapters voluntarily decide when and how to reopen. We know that 2020 has been a difficult year in so many respects and like you, PERI is eager to eventually move on beyond the Pandemic and return to life as normal.