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All official communications and information from IDMR International Headquarters regarding the operation of IDMR Branch Schools as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic will be posted on this Internet website and on the Intranet website or distributed otherwise on behalf of International Headquarters.


Please review the following IDMR Screening and Infection Guidelines and Choir COVID Guidelines from International Headquarters and make them available to the members of your local branch school: Please note that the mask protocol has changed. IDMR MASTER GUIDELINES SCREENING 06-06-2024 and IDMR Choir COVID-19 GuidelinesPlease Disregard Any Previous Guidelines Relating to the Choir or COVID-19 and Follow the Posted Guidelines as of 06-06-2024. 


International Headquarters is asking all members to follow local and state government guidelines regarding travel, and to be considerate of branch schools that are impacted by restrictions due to COVID-19, and/or other disasters.  Also, please refer to the IDMR Screening and Infection Guidelines (Released June 06, 2024) IDMR MASTER GUIDELINES SCREENING 06-06-2024

Prior to making plans to visit ANY IDMR® Branch School, please check the Branch Schedule Updates at this link. Also, please contact the branch directly to make them aware of your plans to visit, to verify the class schedule, and to obtain any COVID-19 related protocols.  

See updates and frequently asked questions by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Coronavirus and Travel in
the United States:


If your branch school has suspended classes due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, please send an email to the International Superintendent:  Also, please post your schedule changes on the IWBA.

Please continue to check this site and the IWBA on a regular basis.  All official communications for IDMR Branch Schools regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic will be posted on this site and the IWBA. For questions or concerns, please send an email to  Thank you.


International Headquarters has compiled a directory that lists Coronavirus resources for every state that has IDMR Branch Schools.  Please click on the following link to view or download the directory: IDMR COVID-19 DIRECTORY.pdf.  

Federal – CDC / FEMA / GOV

Free Covid tests will be offered again to all U.S. households (beginning September 25, 2023)
The federal government is again offering free Covid tests to Americans, providing a fifth round of free tests.  Go to:

Every U.S. household is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-⁠19 tests. Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests?
Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
FEMA will begin accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021 through their dedicated call center. More information will be available on their page:

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check eligibility and how to apply:

Safe, free, and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone age 12 and up. Let’s end this pandemic: Find a COVID-19 Vaccine:

Search, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you in the U.S.

FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol Warns Consumers of Contamination: Department of Labor publishes guidance on federal pandemic unemployment compensation. The $600 weekly unemployment compensation boost, extra from state unemployment benefits:

The CARES Act signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, gives states the option of extending unemployment compensation to independent contractors and other workers who are ordinarily ineligible for unemployment benefits. Here’s how to apply:

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