Covid-19 Office Information
The EAI main office will remain open and orders will continue to be filled. We are not currently allowing members in our office. If you'd like to pick up an order, you will need to set an appointment at least 24 hours after we've received and processed your order. When you arrive, please call our office at 651-647-9712 and someone will bring down your order. Please wear a face mask when receiving the order from staff.
Covid-19 Meeting Information
The EAI office has received inquiries asking about meeting practices as a result of COVID-19. This office serves as a repository of shared group experience and functions as a resource center for EA members and groups. Providing guidance on health issues is outside the scope of the EAI. We encourage members to contact national, state/provincial, and/or local health authorities for appropriate information. Gathering professional information can help make an informed group decision around this issue, as each group is autonomous, and remembering that it is up to each individual to take precautions for their personal safety. We know there is a lot of concern right now and we deeply value the comfort that can be gained from EA meetings. Each group or individual should determine for themselves whether or not to gather, as different communities are being affected in different ways.
Suggestions for your group to discuss could include: avoiding shaking hands and handholding, making sure meeting hospitality tables are sanitary or suspending food hospitality at this time, reminding individuals regularly to not attend meetings if they have any physical symptoms, or exposure. Regardless of group decisions, each individual is responsible for their own health decisions. Other options include participating in remotely accessible and virtual meetings and this information are available here. If your group does decide to suspend a face-to-face meeting at this time, please update the EAI office by filling out this form here.
Information about the outbreak is widely available. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has up-to-date information and suggests the following for prevention:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Wash your hands.