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The ManKind Project USA is taking the threat related to COVID-19 seriously.

At this time, the ManKind Project USA has determined that the wisest course of action is to postpone, reschedule, or as a last course of action, cancel all upcoming events through April 30, 2020. This includes NWTAs, Leadership Trainings, and Community gatherings. We will evaluate events after this date as the situation evolves in the coming days and weeks. MKP USA will meet with all Areas and Training/Event Leadership teams regarding scheduled events to work on appropriate courses of action.

Many of you have seen glimpses of the intense amount of work going on here. We are regularly monitoring national, state, and local authorities, as well as CDC and WHO, deeply engaging healthcare professionals on issues, and processing frequent input and feedback from many groups and individuals within MKP.

We recognize that the landscape is changing rapidly and are responding to updated information on a daily basis. Currently, we are evaluating events on a case by case basis, integrating as many factors as we can, consulting with event and Area Leadership, and with local municipalities and event sites. We acknowledge the challenges and burdens many of you have experienced – area and training leaders, I-Group members, community coordinators – this isn’t an easy time, and it may stay difficult for a while. THANK YOU.

We have instituted procedures and policy for the New Warrior Training Adventure here. We will continue to update this page as we have additional information.

For guidance about different types of events, please see the information below.

I-Groups
MKP USA recommends that local Areas and I-Groups consider moving to virtual meetings for the time being in order to lessen the threat of community transmission and ‘flatten the curve’ of this public health crisis. We trust that men will make wise and informed decisions based on events in their own geographies. In all cases, we should observe strict hygiene and personal contact guidelines, as provided here. We will soon share additional information about virtual meeting tools for I-Groups and other Area meetings.
Community Gatherings
Postponed, rescheduled, or canceled through April 30, 2020. Events beyond that date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Next Level Trainings
Postponed, rescheduled, or canceled through April 30, 2020. Events beyond that date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Many involved in these serious discussions over the past week(s) have noted with gratitude the love, care, and concern being shown by the men of MKP in this challenging time. We will rely on this trend to continue, that our love of one another will hold the center as we engage in tough decisions.

Men have also demonstrated outstanding grace and generosity to MKP USA, recognizing the financial impact this crisis will have. We are thankful for these acts of service to our long-term success.

Here is the process we are following regarding all trainings and events: MKP USA, Area Leadership, and Training Leadership open and maintain communication for collaborative decision-making.

MKP USA will continue to gather expert consultation, both national and local, and make recommendations to support the safety and health of all.
Area Leadership or individuals should not make unilateral decisions without consultation. MKP USA is ready and available to support collaborative decisions.
The municipality and the training site will be consulted and all restrictions and recommendations will be followed.
If the site or municipality suggests restricting or canceling events, please inform MKP USA as soon as possible. We will support the complex decision-making needed with what we have learned.
If after this engagement, it is clear that a postponement is in order, we will help you communicate with all participants about the change to the event and assist with refunds or transfers to later trainings.

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