Dear Brothers & Sisters,
We are all well aware of the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the impacts it continues to have throughout the world. While the situation unfolds, I wanted to reassure you that the Brotherhood has been closely monitoring the news, medical reports, and governmental guidelines disseminated over the past several weeks. I’ve had multiple conversations with members of both the Supreme Lodge and Foundation to discuss the immediate and potential future impacts that this outbreak poses to us, both domestically and abroad.
I firmly believe that knowledge and objective measures, are the best way for us to react to this very fluid dynamic. I encourage each of us to familiarize ourselves with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) general precautions and prescribed measures in order to minimize exposure and become educated on the symptoms and risk factors associated with COVID-19. General hygienic awareness can be extremely effective in combating this outbreak and protecting ourselves and those within our community.
The health and safety of our members is and will always be our highest priority. While I pray this outbreak will begin to subside shortly, the Supreme Lodge and Foundation will continue to monitor and prepare for how best we can assist our members and the inhabitants of Ikaria.
Thank you for your dedication and support. As always, please contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue.
Damianos T. Skaros
Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America “Icaros”