Connecticut Yankee Council COVID-19 Guidelines
Due to the increase in prevalence of COVID-19 in our communities, Connecticut Yankee Council is adopting the following guidelines, effective January 1, 2022.
COVID-19 vaccines currently approved or authorized by the FDA are effective in preventing serious
outcomes of COVID-19, including severe disease, hospitalization, and death. A COVID-19 vaccination
is currently recommended for everyone five years of age and older in the United States for the
prevention of COVID-19.
● Face masks will be worn by everyone in attendance during meetings or other indoor events. This
applies to every person, youth and adult, vaccinated and unvaccinated.
● Face masks should not be worn in or near water, while eating, or while sleeping. Proper social distancing should be maintained in those circumstances.
● Each member should Be Prepared and have clean and dry face masks available to wear.
● Units and members must follow any additional guidelines imposed by local municipalities or health
departments, building operators, or chartered organizations.
● The BSA “Model Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist” has been updated, effective January 1,
2022. Everyone should use this checklist prior to beginning each activity.
● Unit leaders must report, within 12 hours, confirmed or strongly suspected cases of any
communicable disease infections, including COVID-19, occurring during or within 48 hours after a
unit meeting or activity, to email@example.com. Unit leaders are also required to promptly
notify adult leaders and parents of all scouts who participated in the activity, as well as the unit’s
Chartered Organization Representative.
● Cabins are available for program use by units, 24/7.
● Connecticut Yankee Council strongly advises against group (congregate) sleeping inside cabins or
other indoor locations.
● The Council recommends that unit overnight camping be limited to tent and lean-to sites.
● Masks must be worn by everyone when indoors. . This applies to every person, youth and adult,
vaccinated and unvaccinated.
● While it is recommended to sleep one person per tent, it is acceptable to camp with a maximum of
two people per tent. Parental permission must be obtained by the unit leader for any youth
members sharing a tent.
● When sharing a tent or lean-to, individuals should sleep no closer than 6 feet from one another.
Individuals sleeping next to one another or in bunk beds should be arranged to sleep head-to-toe.
● Any member using a CPAP machine must not share a tent or lean-to with other members.
Connecticut Yankee Council will review these guidelines no less than once every 30 days and make adjustments as appropriate.