WASHINGTON, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Governors of the National Press Club (NPC) voted Monday evening to extend the temporary suspension of in-person Club services through at least June 8.
The NPC Board's initial March 16 decision to suspend operations was a first in the Club's 113-year history and came after the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued new guidelines concerning in-person social gatherings. Since then, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) has ordered the suspension of all in-person dining services in the District, and more recently, extended an order requiring the closure of all non-essential businesses, and prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people through June 8.
The NPC is continuing to pay staff despite the suspension of regular operations. Most of the Club's professional staff is able to work remotely and will continue to provide essential services and relevant online programming and content to members, guests and clients at www.press.org.
Founded in 1908, the National Press Club is The World's Leading Professional Organization for Journalists™ with more than 3,000 members. The Club speaks out on press freedom issues and annually recognizes journalists at risk at home and abroad with the John Aubuchon Award for Press Freedom.
Press Contact: Lindsay Underwood for the National Press Club; [email protected], (202) 662-7561