The Cleveland District Office has received a number of calls asking us what our stance/suggestions are regarding meetings and the COVID-19 virus. In accordance with our 10th tradition “Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues, hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy”.
Each group is autonomous and can decide what protocols they want at their meeting through a group conscience. The Group should announce what the group protocols are before the meeting starts so there is no confusion about hand holding at the end of the meeting.
Since there is no vaccine to prevent the COVID-19 virus, each member may want to think about the following suggestions:
Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses in general, such as colds and the flu: