Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Update October 23, 2020 5:30
p.m (last update posted August 26, 2020)
COVID-19 is a very dangerous disease and continues to pose a high
risk for vulnerable populations.
Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of Citrus encourage virtual
troop meetings as the most effective way to provide a safe Girl
Scout experience until we have successfully completed the Center for
Disease Control's Phase Three benchmarks. However, based on the
comfort level of Girl Scout troop members and families, we have
finalized the details for troops to begin meeting in-person as long
as they adhere to the COVID-19 safety guidelines. Please see these
details in the Troop Meetings, Events & Camporees tab below.
Girl Scouts of Citrus is
- Re-opening Mah-Kah-Wee and Riverpoint program centers to small
family groups for specific activities per slotted time. (See
Troop Meetings, Events & Camporees)
Troops to meet in-person with no more than 10 and only in an outdoor
setting (See Troop Meetings, Events & Camporees)
- Re-opening the Council shop for in-person shopping per
appointment (See Customer Care and Council Shop)
- Allowing Troops to hold booths for the Fall Product Program
season (See Product Booth Sales and Rallies)
All guidelines will be based upon recommendations from GSUSA, the
CDC, local health officials, the Federal Government and informed by
State of Florida and County Government(s).
It is imperative that we keep a nimble and flexible mindset as the
situation with COVID-19 continues to rapidly change. Regular updates
will be posted as the situation evolves.
Each activity has specific guidelines, however for all activities
these steps must always be taken:
- Temperature is taken upon arrival at any event or activity for
all adults and children. Must be below 100.4 to stay and
- Pre Screening survey to be completed for all
adults and children and turned into the designated adult.
- This information is to be treated in the same manner as all of
our confidential paperwork. Once the event is over they should be
put in an envelope, sealed with all information on the front for the
event and then stored where other event paperwork is kept.
- At this time there are no expiration for the retention of these
We recognize that the uncertainties surrounding the virus are
causing a great deal of stress. We will continue to monitor the
situation and will continue to adjust girl activities as recommended
by GSUSA, the CDC and local Health Department.