Thursday, March 12, 2020

Staying Healthy: Tips to Avoid Spreading Viruses

We know that Girl Scout families and volunteers are concerned about the spread of COVID-19, and like area schools and community groups serving children, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast is monitoring the situation.

As always, we will notify members of any programming changes or cancellations of events. Please check our website for updates.   

We’ve taken some tips from the Center for Disease Control to remind everyone to follow good hygiene practices and take preventative measures.

What You Can Do

·         Do not attend Girl Scout meetings, programs, or events if you are sick.
·         Follow specific increased hygiene measures at large gatherings hosted by troops or service units.
·         Replace handshakes/handholding with non-contact methods of greeting.
·         Clean your meeting place, such as wiping down door handles or shared resources.  
·         Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used in a pinch.
·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
·         Do not cough into your hands and always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing if you use a tissue

For those who would like help in talking to girls, Girl Scouts of the USA has developed a helpful resource for How to Talk to Your Girl About Coronavirus to help minimize stress and worry in your Girl Scout’s life.

Thank you for your help in keeping Girl Scouts a safe, fun space for everyone!