Returning to in-person meetings

Updating Meeting Listings

Any changes to existing meetings please email help@aa-dc.org.

When or if a meeting decides to return as an “in-person” meeting or as a “hybrid” meeting, WAIA will update the meeting’s listing and remove the “temporarily closed” indicator.  Please use this form to quickly update your listing and keep us informed.  You can also send an email to help@aa-dc.org.

Returning to in-person meeting considerations

WAIA is not an authoritative body over A.A. groups, nor does it initiate rules or directives, as each A.A. group and entity is independent and decisions are made through an individual group’s conscience. AA’s Fourth Tradition reminds us that “each group is autonomous.” We encourage meetings to create and hold an informed group conscience to make decisions about when and how to return to meeting in-person.

Providing health guidance is well outside the scope of WAIA’s purpose and capabilities. Meetings and groups are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines as well as obey local, state, and federal laws. Any meeting or group that has health or safety questions may wish to consider contacting the appropriate national, state, and local government agencies for guidance. Additionally, meetings may wish to consult with their landlords, who may have specific guidance or further requirements.  

Links to Official Resources

Reopening Ad-hoc Committee

WAIA is gathering some shared reopening experiences from local groups. The reopening ad-hoc committee is available to help share logistical or technical information where appropriate. They can help your group locate the information you are looking for when trying to hold an informed group conscience about reopening. Contact them at reopen@aa-dc.org