March 11, 2020

To:       UWC members

From: Carol Rachfal, President

Ref:     April 6 luncheon

 

As you have heard, the COVID-19 virus has been declared a global pandemic. Gov. DeWine declared a statewide emergency. On March 9, President Drake issued a university-wide communication regarding this health emergency and its impact on our university (below).

https://news.osu.edu/coronavirus-prompts-travel-restrictions-at-ohio-state/?utm_campaign=umar_general-engagement_fy20&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

 

Many members of our UWC membership are in the high-risk AGE population.

Many members of our UWC membership have underlying health conditions.

COVID-19 is extremely contagious.

Our luncheons are face-to-face events.

At 1:45 today, we were notified that our speaker for our April 6 luncheon canceled, based on the communication from President Drake’s office.

I have been in contact with the Faculty Club today.

I have consulted our Executive Committee on the situation.

Given all of the above considerations, our April 6 luncheon is canceled.

 

If you have already sent in a check for the April 6 luncheon, we will return your check to you.

If you registered on-line for the April luncheon, we will apply that to the May luncheon, unless you direct us otherwise.

If you registered on-line for both the April and May luncheons, please send an email to Carol Rachfal.

If you would prefer to have the cost of your April luncheon donated to our General Fund, please send an email to Carol Rachfal.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Stay well, dear friends.

 

Carol