We continue to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19. Although we are not medical professionals or experts, we, like you, are following the information from the Center for Disease Control, local and national government authorities, universities, and news reports.

At present, the fraternity houses which we manage remain open, and food continues to be served at houses with Esponda meal plans.

Some schools have gone to online-only class formats. Others have modified class schedules, cancelled courses, and/or recalled students from abroad programs. We have provided guidance to chapter leadership regarding procedures for students returning from abroad programs.  Some universities are encouraging students to leave campus as a means of social distancing. We encourage you to stay informed and follow the recommendations of your school as well as local and state governments. 

Please be reminded of the important preventive actions which we included in the email sent last week. Some important suggestions:

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

• Stay home and isolate yourself from others when you are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a disinfecting cleaning spray or wipe.

• Wash your hands often and with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

Additionally, for your safety, we advise against hosting gatherings at the house. Please be extra vigilant about keeping the facility clean and in good repair as some of our maintenance vendors may be less available than normal. We will continue to do our best to respond to issues as promptly as possible. 

We are working on scheduling an extra house cleaning and disinfecting so that we can make sure the surfaces are sanitized. We are also putting together a “care package” that will be sent to the chapter house containing extra soap, disinfecting spray and a few other items to help out a little bit.

Please be responsible and remember to be your brother’s keeper.