6 January 2022
To the Brethren of the Grand Lodge of Nevada:
Edict No. 3-2022
I was praying that I would not have to issue this Edict, but with the confirmed number of positive tests of COVID growing daily and with the health and safety of our members and their families in mind, I, hereby, suspend ALL Masonic activities until further notice.
For the Lodges that have not yet held their elections for the upcoming year, under Section 5.020 (1) of the Nevada Masonic Code, I, as Grand Master, issue a blanket Dispensation to those Lodges to allow them to hold their elections at a future time when they can meet safely.
While this Edict is in effect, all usual bills such as rent, utilities and services shall be paid when ordered by the Worshipful Master.
I ask that each of you reach out to your Brothers, especially those who are in ill health or are not as active as they once were, by phone, text, email or zoom to make sure that they are well. Offer them the assistance they may need in these unprecedented times.
A written compliance to this Edict shall be transmitted to the office of the Grand Secretary immediately following receipt thereof.
Michael R. Giles, Grand Master