Follow the resources
developed by credible public health sources such as CDC or your
local public health department. Share these with girls and volunteers
and ensure that they are practiced during meetings and activities.
Place signs in the meeting or activity space to remind girls and
volunteers to engage in everyday
preventive actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
1. Stay home if you are sick! Girls, adults, volunteers and
tagalongs should take their temperature before attending any Girl
Scout event or activity. Anyone whose temperature measures 99 degrees
or above should sit down and rest for 10 minutes and then take their
temperature again. If the resting body temperature still measures at
99 degrees or above, do not attend the in-person Girl Scout event or activity.
2. Troop leader will exclude from participation anyone who is
currently exhibiting symptoms such as fever, headache, cough, etc.
3. Troop leader will exclude from participation anyone who has
been diagnosed with COVID in the last 30 days.
4. Troop leader will exclude from participation anyone who has been
exposed as a close contact to COVID in the last 30 days. Close contact
is defined by the CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected
person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour
period* starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for
asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until
the time the patient is isolated.
MASKS REQUIRED Girl Scouts wear face coverings (masks) not only
to protect themselves but to protect others. Girls can bring their own
face covering, but it’s a good idea to have spares on hand.
Everyone in attendance at any Girl Scout event, meeting, or activity
MUST wear a properly fitted protective face covering. Masks must be:
- Worn by everyone in attendance
- Properly fitted and of
a design that resists falling down
- Worn properly over mouth
- Made of tightly woven material, of
sufficient thickness to be considered effective
- Attach with
elasticized bands or ear loops.
Proper Hygiene - Cough and sneeze into a tissue, throw the
tissue in the trash, and wash or sanitize your hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds,
especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after
blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not
available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Wash hands if you do touch.
Personal contact. Hugs, handshakes, “high-fives,” and even
activities like the friendship circle or squeeze can transmit COVID-19
from person to person. Refrain from these gestures for the time being.
Create a safe way for girls and volunteers to greet and end meetings
instead (like tapping elbows).
First Aid Supplies. Troop first aid supplies should include
COVID-19 prevention items including a thermal scan thermometer, hand
sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol), tissues, disposable facemasks, and disinfectants.
Disinfectants and Disinfecting. Routinely
clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently
touched (i.e., tabletops, markers, scissors, etc.). Use a household
cleaner, or see the EPA’s
list of effective cleaners approved for use against COVID-19.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and
disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and
contact time, etc.).