Like all of you, we are concerned about the presence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia and its potential impact on our AFP community, especially given the increasing number of cancellations and closings. We have a responsibility to help slow the spread of the virus in Virginia and to protect those individuals that are most vulnerable. The Virginia Department of Health has advised that indoor events where people must stay in close proximity of each other are likely to foster the spread of COVID-19. We cannot eliminate all risks, but we believe that by following the recommendations of the CDC and local public health officials, we can lower the immediate risk to our community.
For that reason, have decided to cancel our April AFP-Hampton Roads Luncheon. We will continue to monitor the community situation and will keep you abreast of future changes in our schedule as needed.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this global pandemic.