Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Moderation Management
Dear Friends and Supporters of Moderation Management,
Moderation Management is actively monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The news reports about this easily-transmitted illness are quite concerning, and we feel that a statement is necessary to clarify our plans going forward.
Moderation Management is well-prepared to continue offering support to its Face-to-Face Meeting members should attendance at their local meeting be deemed inadvisable by the meeting facilitator. We currently have an investment in the development of our phone and telepresence meetings (using a business account with the anonymous Zoom app) and can leverage this to extend to any current Face-to-Face meeting which feels that a virtual experience would be prudent going forward. Write to us at to discuss options. We also have experience with Skype, Hangouts, and other telepresence technology.
Coronavirus is a difficult conundrum for our society; time will see how this problem will be resolved. In the meanwhile, the best advice from the CDC remains:
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing and dispose of the tissue immediately. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow, or to cough down into the front of your shirt to help keep as many germs as possible off of your hands or from becoming air-borne.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. (Sing Happy Birthday twice.) Use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available. Always follow with soap and water as soon as it is available. Disinfect frequently-touched surfaces and shared items at least once a day. Ensure that bathrooms are stocked with soap, hand towels and tissues. Train yourself not to touch your mouth, nose and eyes; this is a common human response but can be a primary means of transmission.
If you have a fever, STAY HOME to prevent the spread of illness to others. You should be naturally fever free (temp below 100 degrees) for at least 24 hours before leaving your home.
Whatever the problems of the future hold, alcohol is not the solution. Problems created by drinking can only get worse under stress. Moderation Management remains prepared to offer support that helps people come to terms with issues related to alcohol. Your continued support is noted and appreciated.