MASSC Suspends Spring Programming Due to Covid-19

Dear Members,


At 7:00pm Friday, March 13th, the Metal Arts Society of So Cal. held an emergency (online) meeting to discuss the current outbreak of Covid-19 and how best to handle our upcoming events to protect our members and the community.

In the news we have been hearing about many things getting cancelled or shutting down temporarily. Many schools have cancelled their classes or have moved to online-only formats, Coachella is postponed into the fall, The NBA canceled the rest of its season and Disneyland and Disney World are closed temporarily.

The California Government released a statement on March 11th:

“State public health experts announce that gatherings with 250 people or more should be rescheduled or canceled ... Smaller gatherings can proceed if organizers implement 6 feet of social distancing.” (read more here)

The board unanimously came to the conclusion that it would be irresponsible to hold any sort of gathering during the Covid-19 crisis. We feel continuing with any of our immediate upcoming programming could put you and our community at risk unnecessarily. Slowing the spread of this dangerous disease should be everybody’s top priority and we need to especially protect those who are most vulnerable. 


MASSC events this will affect:


The DTLA Jewelry District Tour - POSTPONED

Unfortunately, the DTLA Jewelry District Tour will be postponed until the fall. Date TBD by current crisis. On April 1st we will release an in depth article in lieu of going and walking around downtown on that day. If you have already RSVP'd for this event, we will contact you at the email address you provided as soon as we may reschedule.


The Metals Challenge Luncheon - POSTPONED

The luncheon will also be postponed but MASSC is keeping the submission schedule for the Challenge as it currently stands. All entries for the Challenge will still be due on the original date and all submitted items will be photographed and kept safe until the luncheon can be rescheduled.


Stay healthy and keep your loved ones safe:


Here’s the current CDC brief about Covid-19 in America and how you can protect yourself and loved ones and slow the spread of the virus:

CDC Briefing Room Update

6 Steps to Prevent Covid-19


We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, but part of our job and protecting metal heritage means also protecting YOU. We will let you know as soon as MASSC programming resumes.


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That's right, MASSC has decided to release the latest news, submitted member info, submitted material, and interesting articles to you Monthly instead of 6x a year!


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