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COVID-19: Face Mask Update


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Hello Girl Scouts,

We are excited to be starting a new troop year with you, and we're hopeful that it will be a good one! And while we hoped we could have left COVID-19 back in 2020, that has unfortunately not been the case. With kids back to school and the more contagious Delta variant being widespread, we are unfortunately seeing another uptick in COVID-19 cases.

With that in mind, we are making a change to our masking policy. Starting on October 1, 2021, everyone (adults and girls) participating in Girl Scout activities within the GSSNE Council will be required to wear masks when indoors, regardless of vaccination status. We also highly recommend wearing masks outside as well. Per this change in policy, anyone coming into any GSSNE building will be required to wear a mask. If you have a reservation for troop camping you will be receiving more information closer to your reservation date. As part of the Girl Scout Law, we pledge to respect ourselves and others, and we feel that keeping each other safe is a prime example of how we can show that respect!

As always, we ask that you continue to follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and your state and local government’s guidelines and restrictions. Please continue to practice good handwashing, sanitizing, and social distancing practices. 

As a reminder, if you are meeting in a home, you must complete a permission request for at-home meetings in the forms for at-home meetings. Please note that a COVID-19 screening questionnaire still needs to be completed by anyone attending in-person meetings. 

Still meeting virtually? No problem! If you are a troop leader, your Service Unit Manager still has access to your community’s Zoom license, so you may continue meeting virtually. To access the service unit Zoom account and set up your meetings, please reach out to them directly to coordinate your next meeting.

We will continue to update gssne.org/covid19info with the most current policies and procedures pertaining to this ever-evolving pandemic.

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility. 

Yours in Girl Scouting,
GSSNE Staff