Corona Virus and Ohio Lodges

Men putting on hasmat suits and dressed for lodge.

With the spread of the novel corona virus, some brothers may have questions about lodge activities.

Per the governor’s orders, Masonic activities of 100 or more people are canceled.

Restrictions have been placed on the three Ohio Masonic Home Communities. These restrictions applied to visitation by non-residents and are a result of directives issued by the CDC and recommendations by the Governor of Ohio. If similar restrictions were placed in your communities, the Grand Lodge would expect Ohio Masons to observe them and not violate a public safety directive.

Meetings and inspections are not being cancelled. Rather, individual personal judgement should be used to determine whether or not you attend the event. If you don’t feel well or are concerned about exposure, do not attend. If you don’t have at least eight members of your Lodge present to open Lodge and conduct business, you simply do not hold a meeting. Bear in mind the most at risk groups are those with compromised immune systems and seniors, especially those with other health conditions such as heart problems.

We will continue to follow this closely and will communicate any updates. For further updates as the corona virus situation unfolds, follow the Grand Lodge of Ohio’s blog.