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Dear Shedd Friends, 

An organization can be a leader and community advocate in many varied ways.  I’m sure you have recently noted that Shedd Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public for two weeks through Sunday, March 29. We have elected to close out of an abundance of caution and to do our part in the social distancing that may help protect our community from the further spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

As we look at the planning of future events, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the annual Member Loyalty Event planned for April 29, 2020

This is a special event that I, and David and Paula Epstein, look forward to every year so you can understand that these are not easy decisions to make.  However, this is the clear right path and an easy decision to make when thinking of our members, staff and community at large.  Shedd is taking this action voluntarily and is ready to do so for the greater positive influence it may have. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our membership hotline, which will remain staffed in this time of closure, at 312.692.3284. 

We look forward to celebrating you, and your indelible impact on Shedd, in the future. 

Thank you for your steadfast support, 

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Bridget C. Coughlin, Ph.D.
President and CEO