In response to COVID-19 and in accordance with recommendations provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, our Board of Directors has decided to cancel or postpone all in-person Regional Gatherings scheduled through April. This decision is made in the best interest of public health and reflects our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of all our members.
We recognize that canceling or postponing face-to-face meetings can intensify feelings of isolation for many twinless twins who are deeply hurting. To help address this issue, we have encouraged our Regional Coordinators to set up remote online gatherings through platforms like Zoom, BlueJeans, and Google Hangouts. During these uncertain times, it is especially important for all of us to remain connected to the people and communities that give us strength and hope. To this end, we also want to encourage you to call one another and reach out to twinless twins who may be struggling.
As we move forward, our Board of Directors will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation, and in early May we will evaluate options for the Annual Conference. In the meantime, please consider travel insurance or delay booking any flights. When purchasing travel insurance, it is important to understand what is and isn’t covered, taking into account each airline will likely have its own travel insurance policy in response to COVID-19. We will keep you updated as decisions are made.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate these uncharted waters. None of us knows exactly what to expect in the days to come, but we do know that as a community of healing, we will get through this unforeseen challenge together.