As meetings begin to think about re-opening
As NC and SC begin to transition from shelter at home to different locations beginning to open back up the Carolina Regional PR sub-committee and Administrative committee has put together a checklist for groups to utilize in the decision making process, download the checklist.
The CRSC Admin committee believes that we should be very careful and cautious and to take the seriousness of the public heath emergency we find ourselves in. We urge groups to act responsibly in the guiding principles of the 4th, 10th and 12th traditions in making the the decision as to meet and how to meet. Physical distancing ( as hard as it is for us – 6ft ) and proper health precautions are suggested, like: keeping chair apart by 6ft, washing hands, no hugging, providing hand sanitizer and wearing masks.
Coronavirus meeting closures search tips
With the shutting down of meeting facilities and the dilemma this is posing on our fellowship here in NC&SC and worldwide, we want to offer some tips in what we’re hearing addicts are doing to continue the communication crucial to our program.
- Keep in touch with other members – use your phone numbers or use social media. We need each other and support each other.
- If your Homegroup meeting can meet outside do so but use the prudence suggested by the medical community. BMLT Area admins please use the extra information t designate your meeting outside and use the Temporarily Closed Meeting format.
- If you want to attend meetings online or by Phone NA.org now has a listing of meetings that can be attended online or by phone:
- Here are a few websites to find virtual or phoneline meetings –
- If you are a member who is deaf there is a Zoom video meeting for the Deaf – https://zoom.us/j/802616925 Thursdays 7 pm CST | https://zoom.us/j/916400544 Saturdays 11 am CST, This is a closed meeting for Addicts Only.
Here are some additional items for groups who are temporarily online:
- Our virtual presence bulletin
- The NorthStar Online Format Draft
- How to prevent Zoom bombing
- Sample meeting closed for use by facilities
- All Keytags in English in one file
- How to access free recovery literature on na.org
- COVID-19 Suggestions from Ontario Region
The above links are locally developed resources on NA.org
We understand the importance of meeting information and know we are trying to get accurate information as soon as we can.
In Loving Service,