Updated September 14, 2020, at 2:15 pm

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.

Please note, if the restrictions are loosening (i.e. Red to Orange) we will wait two weeks after the announcement has been made by Dallas County before implementing our corresponding phase. If the restrictions are getting tighter (i.e. Orange to Red), we will implement the more restricted phase immediately.

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

We are not resuming in-person meetings or events until we are in Phase 3.

Current Phase

As of September 14, 2020, at 2:25 pm, we are in Phase 1

Orange: Phase 1

New additions to Phase 1 are indicated in orange.

  • 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
      • Daytime 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
    • Daytime Meeting Chairs
    • Front Desk
    • Overnights
    • Trader Joe’s Pickup, Dropoff, and Box Assembly

Protocols

All Volunteer Protocols

  • All Volunteers that are currently allowed on the property will be required to follow procedures outlined in the COVID Protocol document starting with signing in (with the Front Desk Admin or the Social Detox Office), signing a waiver (only the first time on the property), and logging into Volgistics.

Sponsor Protocols

  • Sponsor and Social Detox client must reserve a 30-minute block of time, not to exceed 60 minutes total at a time, within the approved sponsor visit times (9:00 am – 7:00 pm). To reserve a spot, the Sponsor or Client coordinates with Social Detox Office Staff.
  • No more than two sponsors can meet with clients at a time. They must be seated at tables with adequate space to allow for 6 ft. between seated, inside or out.
  • Sponsors are not required to disinfecting the seating area before or after visits unless a Front Desk Admin is not present.

Daytime Meeting Chairs and Front Desk Volunteer Protocols

  • Meeting Chair will be required to wear a mask unless actively chairing the meeting. Clients will be required to sit at least 6 ft. away from the Chair and one another.
  • Front Desk Admin will be required to wear a mask at all times and will have a checklist of duties to be done at each shift.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Director of Programs, Chloe Cramer (chloe@magdalenhouse.org).

Reopening Details by Each 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

New additions to Phase 1 are indicated in orange.

  • 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
      • Daytime 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
    • Daytime Meeting Chairs
    • Front Desk
    • Overnights
    • Trader Joe’s Pickup, Dropoff, and Box Assembly

Yellow: Phase 2

New additions to Phase 2 are indicated in yellow.

  • Social Detox
    • Client Capacity: 12
    • Intake: one loved one may accompany the client inside the house for check-in
    • Family Visits: limited to one visitor per client; NO children
    • Sponsor Visits: via Zoom with the option to come in-person (at their personal discretion)
  • Meetings and Fellowship
    • Meetings and Events: via Zoom only
      • Daytime 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: Can be reserved for step work
  • 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
    • Daytime Meeting Chairs
    • Front Desk
    • Overnights
    • Trader Joe’s Pickup, Dropoff, and Box Assembly

Green: Phase 3

New additions to Phase 3 are indicated in green.

  • Social Detox
    • Client Capacity: 14
      • two overflow beds but only in extreme situations
    • Intake: one loved one may accompany the client inside the house for check-in
    • Family Visits: no restrictions
    • Sponsor Visits: in-person with the option to use Zoom
  • Meetings and Fellowship
    • Meetings and Events: in-person with continued options via Zoom
      • Daytime 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
    • Evening AA Meetings: resume in-person
    • 5th Step Room: Can be reserved for step work
  • 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
      • Daytime Meeting Chairs
      • Front Desk
      • Overnights
      • Trader Joe’s Pickup, Dropoff, and Box Assembly