Connecticut Yankee Council
COVID-19 Guidelines for Carpooling
Recommended Best Practices
March 1, 2022
Connecticut Yankee Council recommends youth members be transported to and from an activity only by their own family member (parent or guardian).
Parental permission should be obtained by the unit leader for each youth member traveling in a vehicle with anyone other than a family member.
Unit leaders must maintain a list of passengers in each vehicle for 48 hours after completion of a trip, to facilitate contact tracing.
Should a unit decide to use carpooling to and from Scouting activities, the following best practices are recommended:
- Driver and passengers wear a clean and dry face mask while inside the vehicle.
- Open windows or use the vehicle’s vent system to increase air circulation.
- Passengers stay in the same vehicle for all portions of the trip, including the return trip.
- Leave open seats between passengers, especially for longer trips (over one hour).