Note: We will continually be updating this post as we get new relevant information.
Due to the continued concern regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), a number of facilities that host A.A. meetings have chosen to close for a period of time. Some have moved and others are cancelled until further notice.
We will list changes as soon as possible after being notified.
Meetings that have temporarily closed will have the prefix Suspended in front of the meeting name and will also have the tag Temporary Closure listed after the meeting name.
Meetings that have temporarily relocated will have the prefix Moved in front of the meeting name.
As we mentioned in this post, each group is autonomous, so it is up to each group whether to address hand-holding and other safeguards. However, as individual A.A. members, we are responsible for our own recovery — that responsibility extends to maintaining our own health, regardless of what our groups and meetings decide to do.
Most importantly, if you have a desire to drink, reach out for help to friends in the fellowship. You can also email us or call us at 614-253-8501. We are available 24/7 should you need to make contact with another sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous outside of a meeting.
Here are some other ideas and resources that you or your group might use to stay connected. (This is not an endorsement of any of these services, but a list of suggestions.)
- Have a phone tree ready for your group.
- Attend an online A.A. meeting.
- Set up conference calls at the day and time of your regular meeting. Here are several free technologies such as Free Conference Call, Zoom, Google Hangouts (available as a Chrome app) and Facetime for iOS.
- Helpful instructions for setting up remote meetings from the New York Intergroup (not GSO)
For more accurate information about the coronavirus and the latest updates, see: