Council COVID-19 Guidelines
As of 20 SEP 2021
First and foremost, the Washington Crossing Council, encourages all staff, volunteers, Scouts and family members to consult their physicians and get vaccinated if eligible. It is our best hope for a return to normalcy in our Scouting family.
These guidelines are based on the high community transmission level in our region and will be revisited as transmission levels change.
Council Service Center
- Scout shop and public indoor settings: regardless of vaccination status, masks are required for all individuals except for children under the age of 2.
- Private office spaces:
- Nonvaccinated individuals are strongly recommended to wear masks particularly when 6-foot distancing cannot be maintained.
- Vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks but are encouraged to do so while interacting with others when 6-foot social distancing cannot be maintained.
Ockanickon Scout Reservation
- Outdoors: Masks are strongly recommended for unvaccinated individuals and for all individuals during crowded outdoor activities that involve prolonged close contact, i.e., less than 6 feet for a cumulative 15 minutes.
- Indoors: For all individuals regardless of vaccination status, masks are strongly recommended while indoors with the following exceptions:
- During meals
- While sleeping
COVID Unit Meetings & Activities Guidelines
Important considerations for units planning for meetings and activities:
- Units must have approval to meet from its chartering organization and follow their guidelines. Unit leadership should keep their charter organization representative (COR) informed of their activities.
- Be sure to research any state and local jurisdiction requirements. Always follow the rules of the destination jurisdiction.
- Utilize the COVID-19 Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist located at: https://bit.ly/3yWtX8D.
- Transportation: Encourage transportation by members of the same household or already-established cohorts. Limit carpooling where possible.
- For all individuals regardless of vaccination status, masks are strongly recommended while indoors.
- While outdoors, masks are strongly recommended for unvaccinated individuals and for all individuals during crowded outdoor activities that involve prolonged close contact, i.e., less than 6 feet for a cumulative 15 minutes.
- Where possible, tenting should be limited to individuals or members of the same family cohort observing all Youth Protection Policies. https://bit.ly/2X9XmPG.
- For indoor overnight camping, units should plan to maintain 6-feet of physical distance between participants.
Brett Harrison, MD
Council Health Supervisor
CDC Guidance for COVID-19 resource: https://bit.ly/2Vz8PYA.