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Dear Local 223 Members,

In this very trying time, I would like to reach out to every member of IBEW Local Union #223 along with your families. With the ongoing COVID-19 situation in Massachusetts I am asking the membership to please follow CDC recommendations regarding social distancing and personal hygiene. Please understand that this is a rapidly developing situation and the office is working tirelessly to stay ahead of the curve throughout this temporary ordeal. With that, if you have any question that we could help you with, please don’t hesitate to call.

Also, Members are being asked to please limit visits to the hall and to use our website or pay over phone for dues payments. This measure is to protect our membership and their families from community spread. The office will remain open for as long as this situation allows.

I am aware of the hardship brought upon by COVID-19 and understand that there is still a lot of confusion throughout the world surrounding the best course of action to take. I feel that Massachusetts is being very aggressive to reduce community spread and have implemented programs to reduce the financial impact this brings to many working-class families in Massachusetts. I’ve been in contact with the International, along with the 2nd District personnel in regard to the situation.

The health of the IBEW LU #223 Membership and their families is priority one. This is more contagious than a lot of other viruses we have seen. I do believe however that with CDC guidelines and a little preventive medicine, IBEW Local 223 will weather this storm and be back to normal operations as soon as conditions allow.

Also, if you know of someone that may need a little extra help please let us know here at the hall. Take time to reach out to family members and neighbors, sometimes a call could help their day.

            Again, if there’s anything I can do to help, please reach out.

            All, please take care and be safe!

Sincerely and In Solidarity

Douglas P. Nelson

Business Manager/Financial Secretary

IBEW Local Union 223