Dallas, Texas – On Thursday, March 12, 2020, Dallas 24 Hour Club announced it will be closed to the public amid the COVID-19 crisis in order to prevent the spread of the virus to its residents and community members. The closing is temporary and Dallas 24 Hour Club hopes to re-open to the public and welcome them back to our Ross Avenue Group 12-Step Recovery Meetings in the very near future.
“Our top priority is the health and safety of our residents and community members. We don’t have the capacity to monitor the symptoms of everyone who walks through our doors, so we thought it best to temporarily close our doors to the public. This will help with the practice of social distancing which has been proven to limit community spread.” said Tim Grigsby, COO.
The residents who reside at Dallas 24 Hour Club are not on lockdown. They can freely come and go to work, meet with sponsors, friends, etc. The staff has asked that as soon as the residents re-enter the facility that they immediately wash their hands. If a resident feels ill, he/she is to report to a staff member immediately, have his/her temperature checked, and seek medical attention if a fever and symptoms continue. The entire staff has been instructed on proper protocol as to how to handle an outbreak, if one arises. At this moment, none of the residents or staff members show symptoms of COVID-19.
“We are taking necessary precautions to make sure we don’t continue the spread of COVID-19. I know it is an inconvenience for our community members not to be able to attend the Ross Avenue Group 12-Step Recovery Meetings, but we are doing what we feel is best for our residents.” said Marsha Williamson, CEO.
According to CDC.gov, COVID-19 is thought to spread between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
12-Step Recovery Meetings are available online on a variety of websites including YouTube. In addition, AADallas.org is a great resource for meeting times at other venues.
Since 1969, Dallas 24 Hour Club has provided safe, sober transitional living for homeless men and women seeking a brand new life away from drugs and alcohol. Dallas 24 Hour Club is a registered 501(c)3.