GSWNY continues to align our practices with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance, and New York State K-12 school guidelines.
In accordance with these guidelines, GSWNY no longer requires masks
nor social distancing for Girl Scout events or meetings.
Members should follow the CDC’s Exposure
Guidance for exposure, symptoms and positive test results.
It’s important to be aware of a few things:
- The CDC's guidance could change at any time, which could also impact our council’s safety guidance
- If you are attending a troop meeting or a program where the vendor and/or facility requires a mask, you must adhere to their guidelines
- Anyone who is experiencing symptoms should not attend GSWNY programs or activities and should contact their doctor immediately for guidance
- The CDC recommends vaccination for COVID-19 for all who are eligible; GSWNY encourages all members to consult with their healthcare provider for decisions on vaccination
We have also included conversation starters for you and your family to help navigate everyone in our council through this transition.
We know that some will choose to wear a mask, some will not, and some are still unsure what they will do. We also understand that some may choose to wear a mask when they are in close proximity to others or when in a large crowd.
Volunteers may not require girls or other adults to wear masks. Based on comfort level, GSWNY members may choose to prioritize outdoor or virtual meetings and of course, choose to wear their own mask. In addition, if there are medical conditions within the troop that require masks for the safety of girls or volunteers, the troop may decide to wear masks. If you have questions on these circumstances, please reach out to us at email@example.com or call 1-888-837-6410.
We want to remind everyone that harassment or pressure about an individual’s choice to wear or not wear a mask will not be tolerated. Everyone should feel welcomed and comfortable making their own individual choice.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-837-6410. In an emergency, please call 1-800-882-9268.
Thank you again for your dedication to ensuring safety standards and for all you do!