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Coronavirus Update - 9/13/2021

 

Overall: As our units begin meeting in person during this new Scouting year, we are monitoring the CDC and State guidance and will follow their restriction and guidelines going forward. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, stricter requirements may be dictated by individual municipalities and their Departments of Health. We will continue to work with those governing agencies in an effort to keep everyone safe and up to date.

The current CDC masking guidance is as follows:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.
  • In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.
  • In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.

People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are fully vaccinated. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.

If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Units: Please refer to the “SAFE Restart Scouting Checklist” for helpful tips! 

  • If someone feels ill, they should stay home.
  • Outdoor activities are highly encouraged!
  • Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals who are not fully vaccinated. It is also recommended that those at higher risk, even though fully vaccinated, should wear a mask as an additional precaution against COVID and its more contagious variants when indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be guaranteed.
  • Social Distancing of 6 feet between individuals is still highly recommended.
  • Tenting– Single person tenting is still strongly encouraged. Persons from the same household may share a tent. In the event that tent sharing is unavoidable, it is required that sleeping bags be placed head to feet and not aligned face to face.
  • Equipment that must be shared should be disinfected before and after each use.
  • Please check with your chartering organization to see if further restrictions are being imposed for your meetings.

District/Council Meetings and Activities:

  • If someone feels ill, they should stay home.
  • Outdoor activities are highly encouraged!
  • Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals who are not fully vaccinated. It is also recommended that those at higher risk, even though fully vaccinated, should wear a mask as an additional precaution against COVID and its more contagious variants when indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be guaranteed.
  • Social Distancing of 6 feet between individuals is still highly recommended.
  • Tenting– Single person tenting is still strongly encouraged. Persons from the same household may share a tent. In the event that tent sharing is unavoidable, it is required that sleeping bags be placed head to feet and not aligned face to face.
  • Equipment that must be shared should be disinfected before and after each use.

Council Camps:

  • If someone feels ill, they should stay home.
  • The Council will continue to offer camps as locations for unit meetings, hiking and tent camping at no cost. Camps must be reserved in advance.
  • Cabins will NOT be available for renting until further notice.
  • Masks are not required in outdoor settings except when in close proximity of others. Those who need or want to wear masks are encouraged to do so.
  • Units are encouraged to stay in their own small groups and not intermingle with other units or groups. When interaction between groups is unavoidable, social distancing must be maintained.

Weekend Camping Guidance:

All camp properties are now open for weekend camping reservations through August 2022.

 

 

NARRAGANSETT COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

PO Box 14777
East Providence, RI 02914

Phone/Fax:401.351.8700
info@narragansettbsa.org
 

WEST BAY SCOUT SHOP

1276 Bald Hill Road, Unit 160
Warwick, RI 02886

Phone:401.821.7005
 

 

CAMP YAWGOOG 

 

61 Camp Yawgoog Rd

Rockville, RI 02873

 

campyawgoog@scouting.org