Updates to TOPS Meeting Ban and Headquarters Operations
(Updated May 26, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Central time)
TOPS President Updates When and How Meetings Will Resume
Dear TOPS Friends,
For the safety and protection of our members, a meeting ban in compliance with national, state and provincial guidelines was put in place on March 16 all across TOPS Nation. TOPS chapter meetings (and weigh-ins), KOPS Society meetings and other TOPS-sanctioned events were included in the ban.
Both US and Canadian governments have issued guidelines regarding when we can start returning to normal. Governors in each state and Premieres of each province will set target dates on how to re-open for various levels. Your Coordinator will inform you of the date government officials in your area will permit chapter meetings and other TOPS events. Even if your state/province/county/municipality has re-opened, the actual building where you meet may not allow public gatherings or may limit the number of people who can meet. Therefore, there is no absolute date when all TOPS chapter meetings and events may resume.
As always, your questions and concerns are important to us, and we will continue to provide answers as they become available. Your Coordinator is your best source for area-specific information. All decisions are being made in the best interest of our members and our great organization.
We will continue to update you as events unfold.
Please carefully review the information below for additional details regarding these updates and other relevant information.
TOPS Headquarters Announces Increased Staffing and Expanded Hours of Operation
Effective May 26, 2020, when a Milwaukee-area health order expires, most TOPS Headquarters staff will return to work. For the next several weeks, Headquarters will be open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thank you for your patience during the shutdown and continued understanding as operations resume.
Please note, due to the shutdown, the July/August issue of TOPS News will not be in the mail until mid-July.
As always, your local Field Staff are available to answer questions and provide basic chapter supplies and support during this time. For Field Staff contact information, click Find a Meeting and enter your ZIP or postal code.