CDRC has met all the state requirements to open for meetings.

We are reaching out to group leaders to help them form a reopening plan for the group.  When a group submits a reopening plan for their individual meetings, they will be put on the meeting lists and the meeting can re-open.


Wearing a Mask is required inside meetings and common space.
Beverages brought in is acceptable; 
Please put mask back on immediately after eating/drinking. 
No temperature taking or signatures required.



CDRC is following the CDC, the Albany County and the NYS Dept of Health guidelines.  Hopefully the following information will encourage current and past groups to return to CDRC. CDRC has always respected your traditions of anonymity!


We are still your home for all recovery fellowships and events in the capital district area.


The following information covers what CDRC is currently requiring, as many people have been asking, and each question has been answered to the best of our ability. 

  • CDRC current seating requirements for all rooms are at 50% with noted social distancing. 

  • CDRC still asks that all group members wear a mask in all groups unless sharing, reading material or conducting group business. 

This is for everyone's protection, as some members have not yet been tested or received a vaccine.

We no longer need your signature and phone number on the attendance sheet, and we have stopped recording your body temperature. All previous sign-in documentation has been destroyed.

As health guidelines continue to change, we will keep our posting as up-to-date and accurate as possible. 


INFORMATION: Dated June 02, 2021; Albany.Com website. 

COVID-19 FAQ’s: What’s open now? On 5/19/21, Albany County and New York State have adopted the CDC's "Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People" for most business and public settings. In most settings (retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and other personal care services, and more), vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask. Unvaccinated individuals must wear masks in all public settings.

Albany County and NYS Department of Health strongly recommends mask-wearing in public settings where vaccinations are not verified; many establishments are still requiring masks. Members should always have their mask available in case a business requires it. Be sure to pay attention to any signage or guidelines a business has posted, and please be respectful if a business owner asks you to put your mask on.

NOTE: Businesses may eliminate the 6 feet of required social distancing if all patrons within the establishment can provide proof of full vaccination.


Thank You

Jihad El-Amin,

President of the board-CDRC