COVID-19 Updates

The Central Office and over 1/3 of Atlanta Area meetings are temporarily closed during the pandemic. Online ordering remains available, but expect shipping delays. We will do our best to keep this page up to date with the latest closures, information about the 200+ local meetings which have gone virtual, etc.

The Anniversary Dinner on June 13 has been cancelled.

Please read A Message for Metro Atlanta Intergroup Representatives for more important information from the Steering Committee.

GSO also has a page on their site dedicated to COVID-19 updates. In particular, a number of groups have reached out to GSO for guidance on how to respond to COVID-19. If you are a group representative, you are encouraged to read the GSO’s response to such inquiries and share with your group.

We are receiving an overwhelming number of calls asking for meeting closure information and other updates related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Instead of calling the Central Office for this information, please check this page, and spread the word to others to do the same.

If, after checking this page, you do not find an answer to your question/concern, please use the contact form below, email us at atlantaaa@mindspring.com, or call us at 404-525-3178.

Please be patient while all of us deal with this difficult time concerning public health.

Central Office Closure

Per the guidelines of the CDC, the chairperson of the Atlanta Intergroup/Central Office has made the decision to close the Atlanta Central Office and have our special workers work remotely as of March 17, 2020, until further notice.

We will be answering calls as usual and keeping the website as up-to-date as possible. The online store is open, but shipping will likely be delayed.

Meeting Closures

Most meetings have independently decided to close until further notice. We are actively updating meeting information as we receive it. A list of local meetings that have temporarily stopped meeting as well as meetings that have gone virtual is being maintained and is included in our full local meeting listing and in the Meeting Guide app (Available on Google Play and the Apple App Store). Please visit here regularly for the most current information. Meetings which are temporarily closed are marked with three stars (***) in the location column, grayed out, and marked “Temporary Closure” in red. Please be sure to upgrade your Meeting Guide app to the latest version (v3.2.1+) in order to see the temporary closures properly. This upgrade requires uninstalling the old version first, then re-installing from the app store.

If you find a meeting that has been closed, please notify us via the contact form below, an email to atlantaaa@mindspring.com, or call us at 404-525-3178.

Online Meetings

Over 200 temporary online meetings have been set up for locals who are unable or unwilling to attend meetings in person during this crisis. Of course, anyone anywhere is welcome to join. If you have an online meeting you would like included on our site, please use the feedback form below to send us the details. Be sure to include: Meeting Name, Times/Dates, Type (Open, Closed, etc.), Join Link or Phone Number, Primary Contact/IGR (both email and phone), etc.

In the spirit of the 4th tradition, each of meeting is autonomous. Meetings are listed on our site as a community service. The Central Office does not endorse these meetings.

To help mitigate against Zoom Bombing, we have implemented a global question on our site which has to be answered correctly in order for anyone to access virtual meeting information. Most AAs should know the answer, but if not, it’s easy to look up.

Zoom Meeting Organizers:

Click here to view all of the local virtual meetings. For Zoom Phone meetings, press # when prompted for your Participant ID.

A number of long-standing international online meetings are also available. Visit the Online Intergroup Meetings Directory for the full list.

Free Grapevine

“Due to the current changing health situation, many AA meetings across the U.S. and Canada are finding it safer to close. To help members during this time, we are giving everyone free access to most of our 2020 Grapevine and
La Viña issues. Please share with your fellows.”
– AA Grapevine

Click here to access the AA Grapevine for free!

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