The Ohio Department of Health has released a flow chart based on the CDC’s guidance following an exposure to someone with COVID-19. Regardless of vaccination status or symptoms, anyone who has had a known exposure to COVID-19 should wear a mask around others for 10 days, with testing recommended after five full days.
Staying Healthy – Preventing Communicable Diseases
Volunteers should take reasonable precautions to limit exposure and prevent transmission of communicable diseases (ex. chicken pox, COVID-19, influenza, measles, pink eye, etc.)
- Remind potential participants to stay home if they are sick or showing signs of illness.
- Maintain good hygiene. Allow for and encourage handwashing.
- Clean and sanitize high touch surfaces, equipment, and shared supplies.
If known exposure of a communicable disease occurs at a Girl Scout meeting or event, follow guidance from Ohio Department of Health and CDC. Notify participants that they were exposed while maintaining confidentiality of the individual who is ill. If you don’t know the event coordinator (for example, attended a partner-led event or attended a council sponsored program), please submit a GSNEO Incident/Accident Report Form. Council staff will make reasonable attempts to notify participants who were in close contact.
I‘ve been exposed to COVID-19, can I attend an upcoming event?
I have COVID-19, can I attend an upcoming event?
Can I require everyone that is participating in a Girl Scout event to have a vaccine?
Can we require everyone in our troop or group to take a COVID-19 test before participating in a Girl Scout activity or camp out?
Can we participate in activities where an outside vendor or program provider requires attendees to show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID test?
What if there is a COVID-19 exposure at an in-person Girl Scout event?