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

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National MS Society, founded in 1946, funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, and provides programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Connect to learn more and get involved:, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or 1-800-344-4867.


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