Dear Friends and Members,
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to take some precautionary measures at Missouri Preservation. We do this out of recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and at the direction of Governor Mike Parson.
Firstly, our two-person office will be closed for at least two weeks and possibly longer. Administrator Riley Price and I will be working remotely from home. During this at-home furlough we will both have access to email and Riley will be checking our office phone remotely for messages on a daily basis. Email Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org or email me at email@example.com.
Our Statewide Preservation Honor Awards festivities scheduled for April 21, 2020 at the Capitol has been postponed and will now take place during our annual Missouri Preservation Conference, on Thursday evening, June 4. At this time we plan to go ahead with the Conference, June 3 – 5. If we find that we need to postpone the Conference we will let everyone know as soon as possible.
Missourians have proven themselves time and again to be vigilant and pragmatic in times of emergency. During the 1918 influenza pandemic, the early social distancing actions taken by the people of Missouri — especially in St. Louis and Kansas City — led to a great reduction in influenza mortality rates. We hope and pray that you and your family stay safe and healthy. Self-quarantine if you are sick. Help each other as you are able. Wash your hands and keep your distance. Be well.