Recommendations and steps for considering if resuming in-person meetings is right for your group:

  • Conduct a group level business meeting to get group conscience regarding resuming meeting and review the guidelines and checklist to determine if compliance is feasible for the group.
  • Contact meeting facility to determine if they are able to host the group with adherence to the Social Distancing Protocols and advise that the current Narcotics Anonymous insurance policy will not cover the Coronavirus.
  • Items to consider/discuss - Does the facility have extra cleaning charges? Can the group provide cleaning supplies needed for sanitizing twice per meeting and service members to perform such actions? Will the facility be able to accommodate extra time allowed before and after the meeting to allow for social distancing setup and sanitation? Any additional requirements from the facility? Does the facility have a larger room available?
  • Complete the "Reopen Plan Checklist" (groups may use the suggested version for NA meetings or thoroughly create their own) and return a copy of the completed Reopen plan to the Shasta Trinity PRHI subcommittee to have the meeting listed on the current meeting schedule.

A copy of the letter from the Northern California Regional Service Committee (NCRSC) Public Relations Committee Regarding the Future of Opening Meetings During Pandemic.

"Reopen Plan Checklist" for Shasta and Trinity County Narcotics Anonymous. This protocol is a suggestion for groups to use if they wish in order to be in compliance. It is not a directive. If groups choose to fill out their own "Reopen Plan Checklist" and list all measures being taken to ensure compliance they may do so. Original reopen checklist can be found on the Shasta County Public Health Office website.

Signage that groups may use, if they wish, in order to be in compliance. Groups may choose to create their own signage as long as it meets the requirements listed in "Reopen Plan Checklist" of the Public Health Order:

  • COVID-19 Symptom check for anyone that enters the meeting facility.
  • Shasta County Social Distancing Signage stating Maximum Capacity Allowed in Facility.