CYC recommends that Youth members be transported to and from an activity only by their own family member (parent or guardian).
Should a unit decide to permit carpooling to and from Scouting activities, the following best practices are recommended, based on guidelines from the CDC and State of Connecticut:
- Youth protection guidelines must always be followed.
- Any Youth who will be traveling in a vehicle with multiple individuals must have their parent’s written permission. Any Adult who will be traveling in a vehicle with multiple individuals – including the driver – must give their consent.
- Each passenger in the vehicle must wear a mask while inside the vehicle. Cover coughs and sneezes. Whenever outside of the vehicle, individuals should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from one another.
- To increase air circulation, it is best to open windows or use the vehicle’s vent system to increase air flow from the outside.
- Occupants should avoid sharing food or drink. Consumption of food or drink by passengers should be minimized.
- Occupants should stay in the same group/vehicle for all portions of the trip, including return.
- For trips longer than 1 hour, every effort should be made to leave open seats between second (and third) row passengers.
- Use proper hand hygiene. Hands should be washed before and after the trip. Hand sanitizer should be used where proper hand washing is not possible. High touch areas inside and outside of the vehicle (door handles, seat belts, etc.) should be disinfected before and after each trip.
- Unit leaders should maintain a list of passengers in each vehicle for at least 30 days after a trip, to facilitate contact tracing.
Latest CDC Guidance (07/29/2020):