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    Posted: July/28/2020 at 6:03am
Just to keep you up to date with what is going on in PA with regard to Masonry, our Grand Master has permitted us to return to having our regular monthly meetings, but degrees are not permitted to be done.  It is impossible to confer a degree and still confirm to the required 6 feet of social distancing.  Also, at the present time indoor social gatherings in PA are limited to 25 persons.  Everyone attending any Masonic function must sign a waiver with regard to the covid 19.  Everyone please stay safe, wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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Missouri is the same here. We are having limited meetings, with masks, and staying 6 feet apart. No handshaking or other contact.

Some lodges are having meetings through the summer to get "caught up", but we still have one big issue.

IN my district alone we have over 15 men waiting for degree work. In my Lodge, they have been waiting since March. I stay in contact with them and keep them up to date, but I fear they may get tired of waiting and move on.

And now with the resurgence, we may get shut down in September. No installations, meetings, and I am hearing rumors that Grand Communication may either be very limited or cancelled
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I understand and agree with your concerns about those waiting for degree work.  All we can do  is stay  in contact with them and hope and pray that they don't become discouraged and leave.  I don't know how many in my district are waiting.  In my lodge we have a petition to vote on at the next meeting.  Stay safe, Bob.
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