HRSC Statement On Recent Events

Aloha Hawaii Region Fellowship of Narcotic Anonymous

The Hawaii Regional Service Committee Admin/Board of Directors met virtually via Zoom on Sunday, March 15, 2020 to discuss the current effects that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been and will continue to affect our fellowship through our common practices, meetings, and events.

If our fellow members are seeking guidance regarding COVID-19, we are recommending that they refer to the NA World Services Statement Regarding Coronavirus. We are supporting NAWS to promote safe practices as a priority as well as following the guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local government regarding precautionary measures.

Regarding our meetings and events, it appears that many of the facilities we hold our meetings and our events, may have decided to close their doors. Our groups meetings may decide to postpone meeting until further notice, or some may decide to continue to meet at a different location temporarily. Whatever decision is made, please notify your Area Committee, Area Regional Committee Member (RCM), and update meeting information by using the meeting change form link our NA Hawaii website at na-hawaii.org.

NA event committees should communicate with event venues to discuss options of postponing and/or rescheduling events while limiting financial impact to the fellowship. Once decisions have been finalized, please notify the hosting event Area, Area RCM, and update event information through the link on na-hawaii.org.

Please help keep yourself, your family, and the community safe.

HRSC Admin/BOD
March 17, 2020

Additional Resources:

Virtual Meetings: https://virtual-na.org
Centers for Disease Control (CDC), https://www.cdc.gov/ and there are similar agencies in countries outside of the USA. The World Health Organization (WHO) may also be a resource https://www.who.int/.
Department of Health Hawaii: https://health.hawaii.gov