|HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Roger A. Tenney, Commander
4960 Reeder School Road
Greenbrier, TN 37073
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 5, 2019-2020
As the Brothers of the Department should know by now, there is an outbreak of a novel virus (COVID-19} that is impacting our country. This is a highly contagious virus and has been shown to have significant health issues for people who are over the age of fifty years. It has been attributed to many deaths world-wide and within our nation.
There have been many precautions that have been suggested by health care professionals. Most significantly they are encouraging avoiding large gatherings, and to maintain social distancing. Also, they are suggesting limiting travel to areas where known cases exist. All of these measures are to limit the chance that someone comes in contact with a carrier of the virus, surface they have touched, and then contract the virus themselves.
By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi, I am ordering the Department Encampment scheduled for 20-22 March 2020 to be postponed. This is being done out of concern for the health and welfare of our Brothers, our Camps, and the Department.
Brothers who made reservations at the hotel are responsible for cancelling their reservations.
The officers of the Department in conjunction with Fort Donelson Camp #62 will be working to set a new date for Encampment business. As this is a highly fluid situation, and there is no current forecast of when the pandemic will peak and subside in our nation, it is asked that the Brothers of the Department be patient as we attempt to solidify a new plan.
The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 12th Day of February in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred forty-third, in the town of Greenbrier, State of Tennessee
By order of: ROGER A. TENNEY
George A. Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer