As you are probably aware, CDC, state, local and school district policies regarding masks have recently been updated. In accordance with these healthcare guidelines, Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada is also updating our mask requirements.
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:
Indoors: As per the latest CDC and local guidance, we now require that masks MUST be worn indoors by everyone, adults and children, vaccinated or unvaccinated. When possible, please refrain from serving food at troop meetings. If food must be served, it will need to be eaten outdoors with proper social distancing.
We follow CDC recommendations on the types of masks that should be worn. CDC recommends nonvalved, multilayer cloth masks or nonmedical disposable masks for community use. Buffs and mouth shields are not acceptable, as they do not stop the aerosolized spread of virus.
Outdoors: Masks must only be worn outdoors in situations where 6 feet of social distancing is not possible. 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.
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COVID release forms must be signed for all participants: