TEMPORARY CANTEEN CLOSURE

Dan Adkins - 3/15/2020

 

15 March 2020

Following recommendations from the CDC and the Nevada State Department of Health, the Henderson VFW Post 3848 has canceled all functions at our building in an effort to minimize the possibility of exposing our members and guests to the COVID-19 virus.

Effective immediately, all Post functions in the Canteen have been canceled for the remainder of this month (March 2020).  This includes Fish Fry on Friday nights, and our Taco night on Tuesdays.

Because the regularly scheduled monthly Post Meeting on March 25 is our nominating meeting, at this time there are no plans to cancel that.

The average age of the membership is 70+ years .This closure was done out of an abundance of caution to protect our membership, guest and their families as many of them are at a high risk for severe illness from the COVID-19 virus due to age and underlying chronic medical conditions.  VFW 3848 will continue to be pro-active in order to mitigate community spread of this pandemic.

We will continue to monitor the recommendations from our Health District based on conditions of this pandemic in our community.  On March 30, 2020, we will make a decision as to our plan for April and going forward.

The VFW 3848 Service Officer located in our building will continue to have regular hours and meet with clients. We encourage everyone to follow the advice and directions of our Health District and Nevada State Department of Health to minimize the spread of this virus and protect yourselves and family.”