At Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc, the health and safety of our girls, volunteers, and staff are our first priority. We will continue to revise our guidelines based on the best available information. Please also continue to follow current local, state, and CDC guidelines for your location.
GSHH COVID-19 Guidelines* for the 2022-2023 Membership Year
*Based on current CDC and New York State guidance as of 10/3/2022
To All Our Members, Parents/Caregivers and Volunteers,
As we continue to navigate our way through this public health crisis, we first want to thank you all for the support and cooperation you have shown us as we strive to do what is best for our girls.
Due to the current updates in NYS guidance, GSHH is implementing updates to its volunteer COVID-19 guidelines. The main changes to the GSHH COVID-19 Guidelines are:
• Masks are not required for indoor activities but any girl or adult member who prefers to wear a mask can do so when attending meetings and activities.
• The COVID liability waiver should be filled out once a year when a Girl Scout renews membership or as new Girl Scouts register and join a troop.
• We will no longer require the collection of the Prescreening form for troop meetings and activities.
Please be reminded that participation in Girl Scout activities is voluntary.
The below links refer to previous communication and may contain outdated information. Please refer to the above for the most up-to-date information.
MASKS (Indoor) - Masks must be worn indoors by everyone: adults and children regardless of vaccination status. When possible, please refrain from serving food at troop meetings. If food must be served, please do so outdoors with proper social distancing.
MASKS (Outdoor) - Masks must be worn outdoors in situations where proper social distancing cannot be achieved. The meeting leader or facilitator is authorized to determine when girls and adults should wear masks during outdoor activities. Additionally, if a girl or adult volunteer feels more comfortable in a mask, that decision should be respected and supported.
This questionnaire must be filled out on the day of the in-person meeting prior to arrival and submitted to the troop leader using the email field on the form. Please review at least one day before your next in-person meeting to make sure you have all of the necessary information.
May 13, 2021: Update to GSHH COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines
April 16, 2021: UPDATE TO GSHH COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines
GSHH COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines. January 19, 2021