Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many meetings closed in March 2020, and many groups moved their meetings online. As the state of Ohio began to reopen, each group was responsible for deciding what made sense for their meeting and whether/how to safely begin meeting in person. Our 12 Traditions guided us during this process, as well as national, state, local and facility mandates.
COVID-19 continues to evolve. We provide information about in-person meetings and our Area Office hours of operation as a convenience; however, the Central Ohio Area Service Committee of NA cannot verify the measures taken by individual groups or the Area Office as to how they address the changing nature of the pandemic and various national, state, local, or facility mandates.
For all group updates please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is some additional information which members may find useful:
- “Safe distancing” is considered to be at least 6 feet between each person. To keep yourself and others safe, you may consider not shaking hands, or hugging, or circling up at the end of a meeting as a very reasonable response to this pandemic
- Young people may be at lower risk of contracting full-on COVID-19, but they are still capable of spreading it to others in the community; acting on this awareness might literally spare someone’s life.
- Along with safe distancing, regular hand washing for at least 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer, and not touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth) are some ways to keep yourself and others safe
- If you are sick or experiencing any symptoms, such as a fever, cough, or runny nose, do not risk infecting others. Stay home; call your sponsor and members of your support group; call our 24/7 helpline at 614-252-1700; read free NA literature available from this site; attend virtual and phone meetings; meditate, seek connection, and work the steps.