Information from local community
Alameda County Public Health
These practices can reduce the chance of catching or spreading COVID-19:
Shelter in Place This Order is legally binding and in place until amended, replaced, or rescinded.(7 Dec 2020)
Face Covering> – This Order is legally binding and in place until amended, replaced, or rescinded.
Social Distancing – In addition to the Orders above, stay at least 6 feet from other people when you leave your home.
Contra Costa County Public Health
East Bay Regional Parks
University of California, Berkeley
Information from state, national and world governments
Information from Scouting
Check lists using COV19 tests to screen people need to be aware that tests can havea negative result that ais false.
COVID19 (BSA) FAQ
We ask that everyone in Scouting follow the basic guidelines listed below, which are based on the CDC’s guidance for the general public. In addition, we’ve instructed local councils to consult with their local and state health departments, as well as local chartered partners, in order to implement appropriate protocols to help keep members, volunteers, and employees safe in their respective communities.
- Isolate if you are sick, and do not attend any activity/meeting/event if you or anyone you live with feels unwell.
- Stay at least 6 feet apart from people who don’t live with you. (properly executed Scouting cohorts at council camps may be an exception).
- Avoid crowds.
- Avoid poorly ventilated indoor spaces. Meet outside if you can.
- Wear a face covering or mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
- Avoid international travel.
- Do NOT attend any activity/meeting/event if you or anyone you live with has been tested for Covid or another illness and have not yet received the test results.
Please review the Restart Scouting Checklist for additional information.
BSA National Statement on COVID-19
August 24, 2020, Extract
The Boy Scouts of America is advising local councils to consult with their local and state health departments, as well as local chartered partners, in order to implement the appropriate protocols to help keep our members, volunteers, and employees safe. Units should look to their councils for guidance on whether to conduct in-person meetings and activities again. If a unit’s local council is allowing in-person activities but has restrictions in place (e.g., no more than 10, social distancing of 6 ft. etc.), the unit must meet and abide by those restrictions – even if the unit is traveling out of council/state.
Program & COVID-19
- “Advancement during COVID-19: Eagle extensions and more“, March 25, 2020, by Bryan Wendell (Advancement, Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Sea Scouting, Venturing)
- BSA Home > COVID-19
- Search https://scouting.org for covid-19.
Golden Gate Area Council (GGAC), California
Restart Scouting Checklist
As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority. This checklist outlines several minimum guiding protocols that adult leaders/volunteers must consider while working with local and state health departments, local councils, chartered organizations and Scouting families on when and how to resume meetings, service projects, camping and all other official Scouting activities.
If it is not practical to meet these minimal protocols, do not restart in-person activities.