Please consult the CDC website for information on what steps you should take if you were potentially become exposed:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

This page was set up by the webmaster for District 11 in regards to the changes happening to meetings during the time of the Covid19 \ Coronavirus concerns in the USA. This page is for information only.

Thank you and if you have any meetings that are temporarily suspended or moved or changed to a telephonic or online meeting please contact area 43 webmaster at:
https://nhaa.net/temporary-suspension-of-meeting-or-group/

Thank you for your understanding!

From the Area 43 – New Hampshire Alcoholics Anonymous

Area 43 Update on COVID-19

Start Date:  Wednesday, March 18th

In the spirit of Health and Safety for you and the NHAA Service Office Staff, the office will be closed to walk-ins until further notice.  We will continue to answer calls at 603-622-6967 and emails at office@nhaa.net, from 10 AM to 4 PM, and we will mail/ship all orders (literature and other items) placed via the phone, by mail or Online Store.  We will keep you informed of changes via the Web site and voice message. We wish you health and strength during this uneasy time and thank you for your patience with us.  

Your Service Office Friends

Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded settings, particularly closed-in settings with little air circulation, if there are people in the crowd who are sick. This may include settings such as conferences, public events (like concerts and sporting events), religious gatherings, public spaces (like movie theatres and shopping malls), and public transportation (like buses, metro, trains).

The full statement is available at:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html?mod=article_inline

As there is an incubation period before symptoms appear, there is a risk that the virus is being passed undetected. In settings where social distancing is minimized, that risk increases. The news is filled with cancellations: the NBA season is suspended, the Boston Marathon is postponed, Broadway shows in NY are closed. Yesterday (Thursday 3/12/2020) the NHSCYPAA host committee decided to postpone its convention. The same day the Northeast Regional AA Delegates cancelled their retreat, which was also scheduled for this weekend, March 13-15. There are discussions underway to convert the General Service Conference of AA to a “virtual” gathering. The General Service Office has cancelled all staff travel. Jails and other institutions are cancelling meeting commitments. Through our Northeast Regional Trustee, our Delegate has learned that, almost without exception, other Areas in the Northeast are cancelling events scheduled within the next several weeks.   

Here in NH, the best source of information about meetings, groups and events is the Area website.

Some AA groups are deciding to temporarily suspend their meetings, either out of an abundance of caution, or because their venue is no longer available for group or public use. Check the list of suspended meetings at:

https://nhaa.net/temporarily-suspended-meetings/

Groups are encouraged to stay in contact with members who stay away from meetings due to health concerns. Use of group phone lists, social media, or participating in online meetings may be helpful alternatives.

Other helpful information

The CDC suggests the following steps to prevent illness:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html

Additionally, the CDC provides guidelines to help you determine if you are in a high risk group for COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/index.html

Please also see the announcement from the General Service Office:

https://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/en_updatesoncoronavirus.pdf