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Society Guidelines for Hosting In-person Meetings, Events and Programs

May 6, 2020

We, at the National MS Society, look forward to connecting with you—in person—again, and we’ve
established clear criteria to guide us as we make decisions about future activities, to ensure we can
gather safely and responsibly. Decisions will be guided by the following principles:
  • The health and safety of staff, volunteers, event participants and the MS community are our top priority.
  • We follow the guidance of government authorities. When guidance is in conflict or ambiguous, we will use our best judgment keeping in mind our top priority.
  • We make decisions centrally as one national organization, however, these decisions may look different in different areas of the country.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.


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