Due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Equality Virginia Board of Directors has made the unanimous decision to cancel the 17th Annual Commonwealth Dinner, which was planned for Saturday, March 28, 2020. We place paramount importance on the safety and well-being of our staff, guests, and volunteers, and it is this commitment that informed the decision to take this proactive measure.
For weeks, Equality Virginia has been closely monitoring the situation around the spread of the pandemic very closely. We have been working closely with the venue to ensure that additional safety measures were in place, and that a virtual streaming option would be available for guests unable to attend in-person. Despite our best efforts, the two announcements that were made yesterday required us to completely reevaluate the prudence of moving forward.