As you all know, CDC, state, local and school district policies regarding masks have been changing almost daily. While we want to stay abreast of the latest healthcare guidelines, we also know you all need to be able to plan and anticipate what the rules will be for activities involving the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada. As we roll into our summer activities, more and more fun is to be had outdoors, and that leads to questions regarding removing masks.
First and foremost, each of us is responsible for our own health. Additionally, we are responsible to not endanger those around us either. Girl Scouting is all about community, personal responsibility, and respect and caring for others. With that in mind, here are our new guidelines:
Outdoors: So long as everyone can socially distance at no less than 6 feet, masks will no longer be required. However, each participant must still go through the health assessment, must not have tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days, and must not have been exposed to someone who is COVID positive within the last 10 days. Additionally, if a girl or adult volunteer feels more comfortable in a mask, that should be both honored and supported.
Indoors: Masks are still required. Although adult leaders may be fully vaccinated, because the girls must still wear masks, we ask that the adult leaders do as well. As you all know, it is difficult to ask someone to do something you don’t want to do yourself. Once we start seeing vaccination rates in our 12 – 16 year old group go past the 50% mark, we anticipate being able to open indoor activities without masks to fully vaccinated individuals. Until that occurs, masks must still be worn. We don’t expect that point to be reached for at least 6 weeks, but we will continue to update you.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID release forms must be signed for all participants: