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.
For those volunteers, girls, parents, staff, and program presenters
who are fully vaccinated, face coverings are no longer required for
meetings and events unless required by the facility. Check with your
meeting place or event facility to ensure you meet their established
requirements. However, all unvaccinated individuals will be required
to wear face coverings at all times at indoor meetings and events and
when physical distancing is not possible. If your troop choses to
always wear a face covering, indoors and outdoors, that is your
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 email@example.com.
If you are not vaccinated, it is highly encouraged that you become
vaccinated for your protection and the protection of others.
If someone in your Girl Scout troop or troop member’s family has
tested positive for Covid-19, please contact Karen Peterlin at firstname.lastname@example.org for