After much discernment and consideration, MHS leadership and the Board of Directors have decided to cancel the 2020 Mennonite Health Assembly in Greenville, SC. We understand that our sponsors and member organizations are actively managing their response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). MHS health & human service members serve the most vulnerable populations and we believe that it is our priority to do everything we can to minimize as much risk as possible.
In the immediate, we suggest you cancel the hotel reservation that you made to attend Assembly. If you have made flight reservations, we recommend you contact the airline. We are aware that most airlines have implemented flexible waivers.
We are currently working out the implications for canceling the Assembly gathering. We are working diligently to monetize the financial loss and the consequences. Our first priority, as always, is to the wellbeing and health of your organizations.
While we are disappointed that we will not be able to connect, network and share at Health Assembly, we will have other opportunities throughout this year. We will be looking at additional ways that we can inspire a year of learning and networking.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, please contact me.
Karen E. Lehman