The Electoral College of the U.S. Grand Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis posted this announcement via their blog:
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law
U.S.G.L. O.T.O. is OPEN!*
*Subject to state and local law, and mandatory U.S.G.L. COVID guidelines.
ALL INITIATION AND GNOSTIC MASS requires a written proposal and clearance from the U.S.G.L. COVID Response Team.
Fun fact: every single proposal submitted to the team has been accepted.
OTHER OUTDOOR EVENTS do NOT need advance clearance–but DO NEED to follow the U.S.G.L. COVID guidelines–to hold OUTDOOR events that are not initiations or Gnostic Mass. Need some ideas? Meet up at a cafe patio or outdoor beer garden. Practice yoga or meditation outdoors. Take your book club to the park. Go hiking or biking. Write an original ritual for outdoor performance (bonfire, anyone?). Celebrate the full moon, the summer solstice, or another feast for the times.
ALL INDOOR EVENTS require advance clearance, and the COVID Response Team is ready to help you plan a safe and successful event.
BREAKING NEWS ON FVPs! The CDC has recently released new advice on best practices for fully vaccinated people (F.V.P.), defined as those who had the final dose of their vaccine two or more weeks ago. In accordance with the news, U.S.G.L. has relaxed many of the requirements for F.V.P.-only events. In addition, the Local Body Master (or the High Priestess and Most Wise Sovereign, for Chapter-sponsored events) may now choose one of two options for OUTDOOR events: either (1) everyone wears a face mask, or (2) documented F.V.P.s only are not required to wear a face mask, all others wear face masks.
…details? Find COVID protocols here: https://admin.oto-usa.org/covid19
Love is the Law, love under will.