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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. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is currently no cure for MS. 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. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.

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