Posted June 12, 2020, at 9:05am

The Magdalen House Phases for Reopening outlined below are in accordance with Dallas County COVID-19 Health Guidance for the Public, found at dallascounty.org/covid-19. Each phase correlates to the Dallas County’s “Today’s COVID-19 Risk Level” system that is outlined in four levels of risk.

  • Red: Stay Home Stay Safe – Phase 0
  • Orange: Extreme Caution – Phase 1
  • Yellow: Proceed Carefully – Phase 2
  • Green: New Normal Until Vaccine – Phase 3

Please note, we are not resuming in-person meetings or events until we reach the green risk level, “New Normal Until Vaccine.”

Current Phase

We are currently in Phase 0

As of June 12, 2020, at 9:05am, we are under the red risk level, “Stay Home Stay Safe.”

Reopening Details by Phase Level

Red: Phase 0

  • Social Detox
    • Client Capacity: 12
    • Intake: Client only
    • Family Visits: No
    • Sponsor Visits: via Zoom only
  • Meetings and Fellowship
    • Meetings and Events: via Zoom only
      • Meeting Chairs: via Zoom only
    • Family Support: via Zoom only
      • FS Meeting Chairs: via Zoom only
    • 5th Step Room: Closed
  • Next Step
    • Accountability Group: via Zoom only
  • Resources and Education
    • Education Presentations: via Zoom only
    • Trader Joe’s Community Distribution: Boxes for porch pickup
  • Staff
    • Essential Staff: working on-property
    • Staff Meetings: via Zoom
    • Non-essential Staff: Strongly encouraged to work from home, only go into the office if absolutely necessary
    • Site Tours: No
  • Volunteers Allowed on Property
    • Overnights
    • Trader Joe’s Pickup and Dropoff

Orange: Phase 1

  • Social Detox
    • Client Capacity: 12
    • Intake: Client only
    • Family Visits: No
    • Sponsor Visits: via Zoom with option to come in-person (at their personal discretion)
  • Meetings and Fellowship
    • Meetings and Events: via Zoom only
      • Meeting Chairs: option to come in-person (at their personal discretion) or continue to chair via Zoom
    • Family Support: via Zoom only
      • FS Meeting Chairs: via Zoom only
    • 5th Step Room: Closed
  • Next Step
    • Accountability Group: via Zoom only
  • Resources and Education
    • Education Presentations: via Zoom only
    • Trader Joe’s Community Distribution: Boxes for porch pickup
  • Staff
    • Essential Staff: working on-property
    • Staff Meetings: via Zoom
    • Non-essential Staff: allowed to work on-property, with approval
    • Site Tours: No
  • Volunteers Allowed on Property
    • Meeting Chairs
    • Front Desk
    • Overnights
    • Trader Joe’s Pickup, Dropoff, and Box Assembly

Yellow: Phase 2

  • Social Detox
    • Client Capacity: 12
    • Intake: one loved one may accompany client inside the house for check in
    • Family Visits: limited to one visitor per client; NO children
    • Sponsor Visits: via Zoom with option to come in-person (at their personal discretion)
  • Meetings and Fellowship
    • Meetings and Events: via Zoom only
      • Meeting Chairs: option to come in-person (at their personal discretion) or continue to chair via Zoom
    • Family Support: via Zoom only
      • FS Meeting Chairs: via Zoom only
    • 5th Step Room: Open
  • Next Step
    • Accountability Meeting: via Zoom only
  • Resources and Education
    • Education Presentations: via Zoom only
    • Trader Joe’s Community Distribution: Boxes for porch pickup
  • Staff
    • Essential Staff: working on-property
    • Staff Meetings: via Zoom
    • Non-essential Staff: allowed to work on property, using a staggered schedule
    • Site Tours: No
  • Volunteers Allowed on Property
    • Transportation – to sober living
    • Individual Training/Orientations
    • Meeting Chairs
    • Front Desk
    • Overnights
    • Trader Joe’s Pickup, Dropoff, and Box Assembly

Green: Phase 3

  • Social Detox
    • Client Capacity: 14
      • two overflow beds but only in extreme situations
    • Intake: one loved one may accompany client inside the house for check in
    • Family Visits: no restrictions
    • Sponsor Visits: in-person with option to use Zoom
  • Meetings and Fellowship
  • Meetings and Events: in-person with continued options via Zoom
    • Meeting Chairs: encouraged to come in-person, but chairs with health and safety concerns may discuss with Director of Programs, Chloe Cramer
  • Family Support: in-person with continued options via Zoom
    • FS Meeting Chairs: encouraged to come in-person, but chairs with health and safety concerns may discuss with Director of Programs, Chloe Cramer
  • 5th Step Room: Open
  • Evening AA Meetings: resume in-person
  • Next Step
    • Accountability Meeting: in-person with continued options via Zoom
    • Breakfast Club: resume in-person
  • Resources and Education
    • Education Presentations: in-person with continued options via Zoom
    • Trader Joe’s Community Distribution: Boxes for porch pickup*
      *At this time, we are not planning to resume walk-through Trader Joe’s pickup.
  • Staff
    • Essential Staff: working on-property
    • Staff Meetings: in-person
    • Non-essential Staff: working on-property
    • Site Tours: resume in-person
  • Volunteers Allowed on Property
    • All Volunteer Activities
      • Housekeeping
      • All Transportation
      • Board/Capital Committees
      • Group and Individual Training/Orientations
      • Meeting Chairs
      • Front Desk
      • Overnights
      • Trader Joe’s Pickup, Dropoff, and Box Assembly