Girl Scouts of Western Washington continues to regularly review these guidelines and uses guidance from the CDC and Washington state to inform our policies.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington is aware that there are continuing concerns around viruses that affect public safety. Monkeypox has many worried, and we want to assure you that council staff are monitoring federal and state guidelines regarding all threats to the health of our staff, volunteers, and Girl Scouts.
At this point in time, there are no current restrictions related to monkeypox, and Girl Scout activities are considered low risk.
We are also continuing to encourage everyone to adhere to basic pandemic guidelines of handwashing, sanitizing, and appropriate distancing, and discourage activities such as sharing clothing, sleeping bags, or beds.
This assessment should be administered approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of all in-person program activities for all participants. You will be asked by program leadership if you’ve completed your “Girl Scout Ready" assessment upon sign-in.
In the last 72 hours, have you/your Girl Scout experienced ANY of the following new symptoms that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity such as physical exercise?
If you answered yes to ANY of these questions, please follow CDC guidelines regarding quarantine and isolation.
Troops and groups are allowed to set safety guidelines that are stricter than those set by Girl Scouts of Western Washington Safety Guidelines. Common safety requirements that are approved include:
If your troop or group wants to require additional guidelines outside of these common requirements, please reach out to Customer Care for final approval.
If a volunteer, program host, and/or participant is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 they are required to leave the program site immediately. If unable to leave immediately, the following protocols should be followed:
In the event of a COVID-19 positive test result, promptly contact a member of Girl Scouts of Western Washington’s customer care team at 800-541-9852 or email@example.com, or the after-hours emergency line (800) 303-9963, if applicable.
Reporting and communicating a positive COVID-19 case should be managed by the program partner. In the event of a positive test result, the partner should contact and inform the Girl Scouts of Western Washington's Program Manager, Community Partners at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Girl Scouts of Western Washington Program Partners are required to comply with Washington State COVID-19 laws and regulations; this includes contact tracing in the event of an exposure or positive case confirmation.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have encountered someone who has recently tested positive, we ask that you do not attend the in-person event. Please email a written request to email@example.com for a refund.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington Travel Disclaimer: At any time, approvals for travel can be rescinded as COVID-19 restrictions are updated due to phase rollbacks, outbreaks and/or new COVID-19 state restrictions. Make sure that you research your destinations and work with vendors/locations that have flexible cancellation policies. Girl Scouts of Western Washington will not be responsible or held liable for travel refunds, incurred fees and/or trip cancellations costs.
The Travel Guidelines chart outlines the types of overnight travel that are approved for both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals/groups.
When traveling, make sure you understand and follow all state, tribal, local, and territorial travel restrictions, including proper mask wearing, proof of vaccination, testing, or quarantine requirements. For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state, tribal, local, and territorial health department’s website where you are, along your route, and where you are going.
Starting June 1, 2022, the domestic travel policy will be that all travelers, youth and adult, should provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to their trip advisor/troop leader no more than 48 hours to departure and should quarantine between taking their test and getting their results. Proof of vaccination will no longer be required or collected by council staff for domestic travel.
Volunteers and partners can reserve meeting space at Girl Scouts of Western Washington’s Georgetown, Bremerton, and Everett offices and the Oak Harbor and Port Townsend Troop Houses.
For office reservations at least five business days before your desired reservation date, complete the Reserving Girl Scouts of Western Washington Office Form with your reservation request. If the space is available, a Girl Scouts of Western Washington office supervisor will contact you to confirm your reservation.
Troop Houses may be reserved using the site reservation form available on the Girl Scouts of Western Washington website.
If members who reserve Girl Scouts of Western Washington office spaces are all fully vaccinated, they should follow current CDC recommendations for vaccinated indoor activities. The Member Safety Guidelines must be followed by all members while in public and/or shared office spaces.
Have questions about the COVID-19 Member Safety Guidelines? Feel free to contact us using the form below or call 1(800) 541-9852.