Sunday, March 15, 2020
Posted by: Mary Phillips
As the situation with the COVID-19 continues evolving, Iwant to assure you that the Board of Directors and I are carefully monitoring the possible impact of the virus on the GCLS conference in July. We are following the guidelines of the CDC, and I am in regular contact with our two hotels, the local convention and visitor’s bureau, and our conference management team.
We believe, as so many of you do, that our annual conference is more than a gathering to celebrate, support, and recognize lesbian-themed literature, it is a reunion of family and friends. We are four months out from our conference, and still on track to gather in Albuquerque. However, we intend to be prudent in our decision about the status of this year’s conference because, as family, your safety and comfort are of utmost importance. In the meantime, we are suspending the conference cancellation fee.