At Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama we take nothing more
seriously than the safety and well-being of our members. As the
coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be of growing concern in Alabama
and our nation, we will take all possible and appropriate measures to
ensure girls continue to have a safe, fun, one-of-a-kind experience at
Girl Scouts. Please remember, information is changing rapidly and we
will do our best to keep you informed.
COVID-19 Guidance from Karen Peterlin, GSNCA's CEO
With the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for
Disease Control, state and local health departments have recommended
wearing a mask indoors in high positive infectious rate areas whether
vaccinated or not. As of today, August 10, 2021, wearing of masks
is required for girls, volunteers, staff, family and all members
when on GSNCA property or during troop meetings or events.
Please make this little effort and be personally responsible for
yourself and others and wear a mask. We will continue to monitor
national, state and local guidance and make modifications to our
procedures as necessary.
If you are not vaccinated, it is very highly encouraged that you
become vaccinated for your protection and the protection of others.
In accordance with guidance from the CDC, Alabama Department of
Public Health and Girl Scouts of the USA the following guidance on the
wearing of face masks for Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA)
will go into effect immediately. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to
change as infection rates rise and fall. The Covid-19 guidelines and
restrictions from the CDC and other agencies will continue to vary
based upon infection rates. For this reason, GSNCA’s guidance will be
updated as conditions change. Please remember the health and safety of
our girls are and will always be our priority.
Face coverings are a civic responsibility and a sign for caring for
our community. Remind everyone that masks not only to protect
themselves but others.
Physical distancing, both indoors and outdoors, will still be
required with a minimum of three feet between individuals not from the
same household; six feet of physical distancing is preferred.
We highly encourage that daily health/temperature checks be required
before all troop meetings and events as a precautionary act. We will
require troop leaders and parents to read and sign the updated
Covid-19 waivers for troop meetings and events that will be available
next week. Remind parents and girls to “stay home” if they are sick.
Covid-19 and/or trip briefings will still be required for all trips
out of council, trips more than two nights and any trips or events
that include high risk activities. Use of camp Covid-19 guidelines
will be provided at the time a reservation is made. Covid waivers
will still be required for individuals utilizing camp properties. If
you have questions and are not sure a Covid-19 or trip briefing is
required, please contact Elizabeth Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If someone in your Girl Scout troop or troop member’s family has
tested positive for Covid-19, please contact Karen Peterlin at email@example.com for