Due to the closures of public buildings, and the precautions stated by infectious disease experts concerning the contagiousness of the COVID 19 virus, many meetings have chosen to go on hiatus or to meet by video conference on one of many providers (Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, FreeConferenceCall, Hangouts, etc.) or by phone conferencing.

In consideration of the protection offered by vaccination, the CoDA Board of Trustees encourages meetings to continue to follow the local area health regulations and precautions offered by infectious disease experts. We recognize and honor the meeting’s autonomy to make decisions in regard to their own feelings of safety and health in regard to vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals. “However, in respecting the spirit of Traditions One, Three, and Five, “No member of our Fellowship shall be turned away from even a closed or restricted meeting, if there is no other meeting available to this person.” (Ref. Fellowship Services Manual Part 2, Section 1: Different types of CoDA Meetings, Focus Meetings.)

As restrictions have been lifted, some meetings are choosing to return to face to face or to create a hybrid meeting (both virtual and face to face). CoDA World Service is addressing how to best reflect these changes in our meetings database. If you have changes or updates, please send to [email protected]


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