Advice on how to deal with COVID-19 has been issued by the various states but the consensus is to enter a “state of self-isolation”. Many towers have already ceased ringing and the organizers of the upcoming Spring events in Philly, Kzoo and Little Rock have unfortunately had to cancel them.
We should, however, ensure that we maintain contact with our ringing friends, either locally or from afar and support whenever we can.
If you are going to suffer from “ringing withdrawal” there are many ringing apps you can access on your phone or computer as well as watch YouTube videos on various aspects of ringing. Our Facebook page, North American Ringers was set up many years ago, but has been dormant. So let's use it to keep ringers in touch with one another, especially now. To join go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/12961691850/
or go to www.facebook.com and search for North American Ringers.
Hopefully, all this will be over by the time we have our AGM in October. I recently got back from a trip to Hawaii where I met with the ringers and they are planning a wonderful event. So, by then we will all be ready for a welcome break and we should plan to spend it in a glorious part of the world that has bells!
I wish everyone good health and that you stay safe in these very difficult times.