**IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS**
March 16, 2020Dear Members of the Order:
On March 15, the Executive Board met to discuss the present threats posed by the COVID-19 virus, its impact on our membership and the special people that we serve. Considering the present conditions, we feel it is necessary to issue the following directives which will be effective immediately.
(1) Every member and caravan are directed to follow all rules promulgated by local, county, state and federal authorities.
(2) We direct that all events, gatherings, etc. involving members and those we serve be paused at this time, until further notice, to avoid exposure risks.
(3) We direct that caravan meetings be paused at this time to avoid exposure.
(4) We discourage face to face divan meetings and encourage use of other means of social interaction such as phone, email, face time or go to meetings as the preferred means of communication.
We are saddened to have to take the above position; however, we are aware of the fact that we serve very vulnerable people and have many members that are elderly and suffer with serious medical conditions that could prove fatal if exposed to this rapidly spreading disease.
The Executive Board will follow this epidemic closely and envision that our present position will be either lifted, modified or continued within the next 60 days. You are encouraged to follow these developments here on the Order's website.
Thank you for the services you provide and your attention to this important matter that effects the entire world currently.
Through our social and fraternal work we enhance the quality of life for the intellectually and developmentally disabled and memorialize persons, places and events significant to our catholic heritage.
WHO WE ARE
The Order of the Alhambra was founded by William Harper Bennett on February 29, 1904. Since its inception the Order of the Alhambra has grown and developed into a proud, charitable organization of Catholic men and women that are defined by the purposes that they adhere to.