On July 1, 2020, the Board of Directors for the Masonic Youth Foundation held an emergency board meeting to discuss the opening of the pool this coming season. After much discussion and debate on the issue with the Covid-19 pandemic and the response to the pandemic by State Government making up much of the discussion. The board made the very difficult decision to keep the pool closed for the 2020 season. This decision was not taken lightly and is fully supported by the Grand Master of Masons in Rhode Island, M.W. Gary S. Kaufman and the Potentate of the Rhode Island Shriners, Ill. Alan J. Kinsley.