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Dated: April 1, 2021

Girl Scouts of Western Washington (GSWW) is committed to taking precautions to mitigate risk as well as to follow applicable federal, WA State, local and GSUSA COVID-19 directives and guidelines. Our council is also committed to having in-person activities as allowed and in accordance with those mandates. GSWW’s operations and programs occurring while COVID-19 is circulating in our community may expose our members, volunteers, and employees to the risk of infection. GSWW cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting or spreading COVID-19 while attending (which includes being present in any capacity) any GSWW in-person programming. Therefore, any interaction with others in connection with in-person programming may expose you and your family to, and increase your risk of contracting or spreading, COVID-19.

  • By participating in GSWW’s in-person activities, participants acknowledge the following:  

    • COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus, easily spread including through in-person contact.

    • In choosing to participate in person, participants are choosing to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19.

    • GSWW cannot guarantee that infection will not occur.

  • All volunteers who do not adhere to our COVID-19 Member Safety Guidelines are subject to removal from the Girl Scout program.

  • Girl Scout youth members who refuse to follow COVID-19 member safety requirements and policies are subject to removal from all in-person programming. In-person program removal duration will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

  • Program hosts who do not adhere to Washington State & GSWW COVID-19 Member Safety Guidelines are subject to termination of third-party partnership agreements.

  • For specific questions or clarifications regarding our COVID-19 Member Safety Guidelines, please email covid@girlscoutsww.org for support. 

  • All adults, volunteers, and program hosts are required to submit GSWW’s FY21 COVID Waiver for all in-person programming either on paper or digitally through gsLearn. (Camp will be emailing you the form soon) 

  • All youth, adult, and host participants are required to complete a Girl Scout Ready health assessment with an adult/guardian approximately 30 minutes prior to program start time; this form does not need to be submitted to council. All participants will be asked to verify completion of the assessment when signing into the activity.  

  • To support contact tracing efforts, program host(s) and/or troop leadership are required to keep a record of attendance for any in-person programming being offered. Keep the rosters on file for the duration of the membership year, or approximately three months if programming or event occurs in August-September 2021.

  • If anyone within your household has symptoms, or has known exposure to COVID-19, you can't attend in-person programming.

  • Participants are required, at minimum, to wear face coverings while participating in all GSWW activities. 

  • Face shields are not allowed as a replacement to wearing a mask.

  • Camp Staff are expected to refuse member participation if the member is not wearing a face covering.

  • Carpooling of up to two households sharing a COVID-19 bubble is allowed.

  • Shared program equipment will be sanitized after each use.

Girl Scouts of Western Washington recommends that food not be consumed in programs lasting two hours or less. For programming that exceeds two hours and includes mealtime, participants must adhere to the requirements below:

  • Ensure participants have washed their hands prior to eating.

  • Participants should bring their own food, beverages, and cutlery. Pre-packaged food can be brought and distributed by a supervising adult.

  • Supervising adult(s) should ensure youth are not sharing food/drink or snack during mealtimes.

  • Six feet of social distance spacing should be strictly enforced during mealtimes.

  • Masks may be removed while actively eating/drinking but must be immediately replaced when finished eating/drinking.

As many of you know, the rules of Covid 19 safe practices are very fluid.  Here at Camp Oh Ah Lay Lay we intend to be very transparent in how we intend to do our very best to keep both the campers and staff safe at camp.  As we figure out the guidelines we will continue to update the website and by email to our registered attending members.  We appreciate your support in helping us create a camp that if both safe and super fun.