(March 13, 2020) In light of recent decisions made this week by our elected and public health officials to protect citizens from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), PERI has made the decision to suspend all in-person chapter activities that are scheduled through April 30th. This decision was made in consultation with various parties including the Ohio Department of Health and PERI Chairman John Haught.
PERI, will closely monitor developments over the next month to determine when it might be safe enough to resume our normal association activities. Once a decision has been made, we will communicate by email, our website at www.operi.org and through chapter officers. We believe it is prudent to remind retirees that they are the segment of the population most at risk of infection and dangerous or deadly outcomes, especially if suffering from other underlying medical conditions. PERI strongly urges you to follow the instructions of your local public health and elected officials to remain on top of any breaking developments. Additional information is available through the Ohio Department of Health website at: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home