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March Meeting Canceled

Democrats of the Desert’s Board of Directors has decided to cancel its planned March 28 meeting. “It’s the right thing to do,” said President Dori Smith, “because we don’t want to put members at risk or to potentially spread the corona virus (COVID-19).”

On March 11, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued statewide “guidance” in response to the virus, asking Californians to postpone all non-essential gatherings through the end of March, including small social gatherings in places where people can’t remain at least six feet apart. Per the Desert Sun, the state advisory defines a “gathering” as anything “that brings together people in a single room or single space at the same time, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, cafeteria, or any other indoor or outdoor space.”

DOD will let members know the status of the planned April 25, 2020 meeting well in advance.

“In the meantime,” Smith added, “we encourage everyone, especially those 60 and older, to take care of themselves and to take appropriate precautions. This is especially important for people with chronic conditions such as heart or lung disease, or diabetes.”

For more information, visit the CDC at

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