Leading in-person activities during COVID-19 is optional. Volunteers should first decide if they are comfortable offering in-person GS activities for their troop before proceeding.
Leaders should share these guidelines with troop families, and make a collaborative decision with families based on comfort level, accessibility, and desired level of engagement.
GSNC continues to review and assess CDC, NYS and county guidelines and may make changes based on new information. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change as infection rates rise and fall in different areas. Continue to follow New York State and national directives.
COVID-19 poses a serious health risk and so adhering to safety guidelines is critical for any in-person meetings or activities. Please note that the CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Each family should evaluate and assess their risk in determining whether or not to participate in in-person Girl Scout activities.
GSNC recommends COVID-19 vaccination with booster for anyone eligible, and this decision should always be made in consultation with your healthcare provider.
Participants in any meeting, event, activity or trip should complete the following pre-screening questions before attending.
- Have you or anyone with whom you live experienced any of the
following symptoms within the past two weeks?
- Have you or anyone with whom you live experienced
any of the following symptoms over the past 24 hours? To
your knowledge, have you been in close, sustained contact (within 6
feet for 15 minutes or more) with anyone showing any of the above-referenced symptoms, or anyone who has
been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
click the links above or go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
for COVID-19 symptoms.
- Volunteers should include
these questions in each email confirmation they send to parents for
meetings and events.