Our commitment to the safety and well-being of our members and the
families and communities we serve remains steadfast, and we ask that
all Girl Scouts, regardless of vaccination status or personal
preference, take into consideration our duty to “respect myself and
others” when engaging with fellow members who are not fully
Masks at Council, Troop & Service Unit Activities
- All girls and volunteers must wear masks inside when the activity includes anyone who is unvaccinated.
- Masks may be removed temporarily while participants are eating or drinking.
- Masks are not required to be worn for activities conducted outside, providing that all participants, regardless of vaccination status, will be separated by at least 3 feet for the duration of the activity.
- If an outdoor activity requires that participants be closer than 3 feet at any point, masks should be worn during those parts of the activity.
- Troop & Service Unit leaders have the authority to require masks to be worn inside or outside by all participants, regardless of age or vaccination status. However, leaders may not circumvent the requirement that masks be worn inside or when participants will be closer than 3 feet.
- Two of Three Rule: All participants must have at least two of the following three things in effect at all times: (1) be outside, (2) wear a mask/face covering, and (3) be physically distanced (of at least three feet.)
Masks at Albuquerque Service
Center / GSNMT Offices / La Tienda
- Masks are required inside all GSNMT facilities unless otherwise specified (i.e., an adult training where all participants are fully vaccinated). This includes La Tienda and the lobby of the ABQ Service Center.
Masks on Overnight Travel
Masks are not required during sleeping hours, but the following practices are recommended:
- When renting or using your own tents, the recommendation is sleeping at 50% of the manufacturer recommendation for the tent
- Whenever possible and safe to do so, increase ventilation by keeping screened flaps, windows, and/or doors open; when possible use a fan but take steps to minimize air blowing from one person directly at another person to reduce the potential spread of any airborne or aerosolized viruses
- In a structure or room, position individuals head-to-toe or toe-to-toe to maximize distance between heads and faces
- For bunk beds, position individuals head of the one in one bed opposite the position of the individual in the adjacent bunk. If possible, create four to six feet of space between beds
- Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails recommends that each participant’s temperature be checked prior to starting any activity, indoors or outdoors. While not every person carrying the COVID-19 virus has a fever, and while not every person with a fever is carrying the virus, temperatures above 100.4 degrees indicate that extra precautions should be taken to limit the spread of anything transmissible. If a participant has a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees, it is recommended that they return home and follow CDC guidance for when to seek treatment from a physician.
Covid Pre-Screening Questionnaire
- While GSNMT will no longer require that anyone participating in a non-overnight Girl Scouts activity complete the COVID-19 Pre-Screening Questionnaire, it is available for Troops and Service Unit leaders who desire additional precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
- For anyone traveling overnight for a Girl Scouts activity, Troop and Service Unit Leaders or Council staff are required to collect the COVID-19 Pre-Screening Questionnaire from each participant prior to departure.
Vaccine Verification/Negative Testing
- For overnight travel, GSNMT recommends that all participants provide COVID-19 vaccine verification or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than three days prior to departure. If any participants are experiencing symptoms such as fever above 100.4 degrees, coughing, or body aches, careful consideration should be given to asking that participant to opt-out of the trip in an abundance of caution.
GSNMT recognizes that the COVID-19 health crisis is a fluid situation, and we will continue to monitor the guidelines provided by the state and local agencies.
Thank you for your patience, mindfulness, and collaboration as we all do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 – while continuing to build girls of courage, character, and confidence.
For general questions, please contact us at [email protected] or please call (505) 343-1040