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COVID-19 Information

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bubble2_32    Ensuring Safety in Our Community    (Updated 9/11/2020)      

Girl Scouts of Central California South seeks to comply with the governmental mandates from our federal, state, county, and local municipalities while continuing to offer Girl Scouting in a safe, fun, and exciting way. To that end, we have developed and will continue to expand our offerings of digital Girl Scout activities through the pandemic to supplement limited in-person experiences that are available.

We have developed a phased re-opening activities matrix to assist Troops and Service Units in determining which activities are permitted under each tier of the state’s classification system. All Girl Scout activities permitted at this time are based on the tier of the county classification where the activity is taking place. To verify your county’s tier status, visit: Blueprint for Safer Economy.

It is important to note that, at this time, outdoor activities must operate utilizing the “Day Camp” guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health. These guidelines have been customized for Girl Scouts and are attached for reference.

Please note that this is intended to be a guide for our volunteers and it is not a comprehensive assessment of all Girl Scout activities. Should you have any questions or wish to discuss specific circumstances, please contact us at customercare@girlscoutsccs.org.  

Message from the CEO 3.31.20

Message from the CEO 6.21.20

GSCCS COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

COVID-19 Interim Guidance

*Group size defined as 12 Girl Scouts and 2 registered and background-checked adults. 

**If girls are meeting outside or inside a volunteer's home, all adults in the home, must be background checked.

COUNTY CLASSIFICATION ACTIVITIES PERMITTED
TIER: WIDESPREAD

The following Girl Scout activities are generally permitted in the “Widespread” category:

· Outdoor Troop and Service Unit meetings with social distancing and PPE (i.e. in parks, backyards, schoolyards, playgrounds, or other open-air spaces)

· Outdoor community service projects within a defined cohort or exclusively within immediate household members with social distancing and PPE

· Outdoor sports without shared equipment with social distancing and PPE (i.e., yoga, hiking, running, etc.)

· Outdoor badge/patch activities without shared equipment with social distancing and PPE (i.e., geocaching, gardening, etc.)

· Outdoor crafting activities without shared supplies with social distancing and PPE (i.e., ceramics, painting, friendship bracelets, etc.)

· Outdoor ceremonies with social distancing and PPE (i.e., bridging, investiture, rededication, etc.)

· Outdoor activities with social distancing and PPE (i.e., movie night, game night, drive-thru activities, etc.)

· Lemonade stands and walkabout sales with social distancing and use of PPE

· Drive-thru booths with social distancing and use of PPE · Low traffic outdoor boothing with social distancing and PPE

· Fundraising with social distancing and PPE (i.e., yard sales, craft sales, silent auctions, dinner nights, social distanced collections or drives, outdoor badge/journey workshops, etc.)

· Travel outside of the home county to a county classified as the “Minimal” tier with an approved high-risk application

TIER: SUBSTANTIAL

In addition to the activities listed in the Widespread tier, the following activities are also permitted:

· Outdoor sports with minimal shared equipment with social distancing and PPE (i.e., soccer, volleyball, archery, golf, etc.)

· Outdoor girl training with social distancing and PPE (i.e., first aid, outdoor skills, babysitting, program aide, CIT, etc.)

· Outdoor adult training with social distancing and PPE (i.e., first aid, outdoor, hiking/backpacking training, etc.)

· Community service for projects and service bars, where volunteers from other households meet at staggered schedules with social distancing and PPE)*

· High traffic outdoor boothing with social distancing and PPE

* Requires pre-approval via CustomerCare@girlscoutsccs.org

TIER: MODERATE

In addition to the activities listed in the Widespread and Substantial tiers, the following activities are also permitted:

· Indoor Troop and Service Unit meetings with social distancing and PPE (number of cohorts dependent on the ability to apply social distancing)

· Indoor/outdoor tours with social distancing and PPE (i.e., zoos with indoor areas with PPE required)

· Indoor badge/patch activities without shared equipment with social distancing and PPE

· Indoor crafting activities without shared supplies with social distancing and PPE

· Outdoor sports with shared equipment with social distancing and PPE (i.e., tennis, softball, baseball, football, lacrosse, frisbee, basketball, etc.)

· Indoor adult training with social distancing and PPE (a group of 6 or fewer with PPE required)

· Travel outside of the home county to a county classified as the “Moderate” tier with an approved high-risk application

· Indoor ceremonies with social distancing and PPE (number of attendees dependent on the ability to apply social distancing) (i.e., bridging, rededication, investiture, etc.)

· Fundraising with social distancing and PPE (i.e., car washes, pet walking, open-air market/farmer’s market/craft fair, etc.))

· Theater and sporting events with social distancing and PPE

TIER: MINIMAL

In addition to the activities listed in the Widespread, Substantial, and Moderate tiers, the following activities are also permitted:

· Outdoor group travel with social distancing and PPE (i.e. camping)

· Indoor boothing with social distancing and PPE

· Indoor crafting activities with shared supplies that can be sanitized with social distancing and PPE

· Indoor recreation with low exertion with social distancing and PPE (i.e., indoor archery, meditation, etc.)

· Outdoor/indoor cooking with social distancing and PPE (i.e., camping, badges, etc.)

· Indoor tours with social distancing and PPE (i.e., museums, banks, stores, etc.)

· Indoor girl training with social distancing and PPE (i.e., flag, PA, CIT, babysitting, CPR, etc.)

· Outdoor/indoor council-sponsored events with social distancing and PPE (minimal group size and staggered attendance)

· Large council-sponsored events with social distancing and PPE (staggered attendance)

· Indoor community service for projects and service bars with social distancing and PPE

· Indoor adult training with social distancing (groups of 12 or fewer with PPE required)

· Fundraising with social distancing and PPE (i.e., babysitting, bake sale, hot cocoa/cookies, etc.)

TIER: OUT OF TIERS Once a county is out of all tiers, all permissible Girl Scout activities may resume without COVID-19 restrictions.

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