The Galano Club, Inc. supports the Greater Atlanta LGBTQ+ and friends' recovery community by providing a safe and welcoming meeting place for 12-Step fellowships.

Galano Full Reopening Announcement

Full Reopening on Monday, July 5!

Based on the metrics we adopted in May 2020, and the new guidance for fully vaccinated individuals released by the CDC,  the Board has voted to fully re-open the clubhouse on Monday, July 5.   This will give us time to work with groups to reconstitute a full, in-person meeting schedule and physically prepare the building for full reopening,  which includes a number of other items required to administratively reopen the building.

In the meantime, we will continue with the current in-person meeting schedule with the following changes starting Friday, May 21:

Individual requirements:

  • Face masks covering nose & mouth are optional, but strongly suggested for non-fully vaccinated peopleCDC defines “fully vaccinated” as either 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.  Those who are immune-compromised should consult their physician for guidance.
  • Social distancing is no longer required.
  • Chair cleaning is no longer required.

Additional House Rules Still in Effect for Now

  • No meetings in the parking lot
  • No sponsor/sponsee meetings (furniture will need to be restored to proper places)
  • Smoking Area closed
  • No Coffee stations, but please bring your own!
  • No food should be brought into the clubhouse

These relaxed protocols for groups currently meeting in person require each person to evaluate their personal risk tolerance.  If you have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19, the Board urges you to do so at your earliest convenience.  To Find a COVID-19 Vaccine: Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

During this pandemic, we have continued to appreciate your continued patience and understanding!  Look for future announcements on details regarding full re-opening plans.  We very much look forward to seeing you all in person soon!

Sincerely,
The Galano Board of Directors

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