The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of
Free and Accepted Masons of Florida

THOMAS L. TURLINGTON, JR. DEPUTY GRAND MASTER

May 22, 2020
To: All Particular Lodges and Members in The Grand Lodge of Florida

Re: Coronavirus Update – Opening Lodges

Dear Brothers:

Everyone has heard that the Governor has started to lift restrictions throughout the state due to the flattening of the Coronavirus curve. I am pleased to announce that all Lodges may open to regular Lodge business on June 1, 2020. All Lodges must adhere to their By-Laws, Section 5.01 – Stated Communications.

We encourage all Lodges to follow the health and safety guidelines as set forth by the Center for Disease Control. All Lodges must have a hand sanitizing station at the front door of the Lodge Building for Brothers to use upon entering. If Brothers wish to wear gloves and masks they may do so but this is not a mandatory requirement and the Brothers must provide their own personal protective equipment.

The safety of our Brothers and their families are our top priority. Please continue to practice “social distancing” and following the guidelines that have been set by the Center for Diseases Control. Use common sense and your best judgement. If you are sick, have a fever, or just don’t feel good please do not come to Lodge.

If you feel it is in the best interest to not open your Lodge and hold Stated Communications please notify your membership and the Grand Secretary.

Please forward this letter to your Lodge Membership as proper notification of the opening of the Lodges on June 1, 2020.

As always, please feel free to contact myself or any one of the Grand Lodge Officers should you have any questions or concerns.

Take due notice and govern yourselves accordingly. Sincerely and fraternally,

Thomas L. Turlington, Jr. Deputy Grand Master

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