To My Fellow Rotarians, Friends and Supporters:
As of March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, stating that:
WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction.
We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.
Here in the Commonwealth, Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency last Tuesday, March 11, 2020, as the number of coronavirus cases doubled in just 24 hours and rose to 92 cases. Leaders and the representatives of Massachusetts municipalities called for a coordinated and "cohesive" response to the coronavirus outbreak. 
As an active and responsible partner of the Boston community and most importantly in response to this pandemic, all club activities including service projects, committee meetings and other planned events will be postponed until further notice.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reminded everyone that, 
Several countries have demonstrated that this virus can be suppressed and controlled. 
The challenge for many countries who are now dealing with large clusters or community transmission is not whether they can do the same – it’s whether they will.  
Friends, we will do our part in promoting social distancing so all our meetings and activities are postponed for now. Rest assured that we are monitoring the situation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the CDC, and we shall continue to keep you informed. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.
Yours truly,
David Manzi
President, Boston Rotary #7