Southeast Louisiana Council

COVID-19 Response

Three Ways to slow the spread

  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.

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National COVID-19 FAQ concerning Advancement

 

Commissioner COVID-19 Resources

 

Most recent Risk Management Guidance (Updated 2/17/2021):

From the Council Risk Management Committee

In light of ongoing changes as a result of COVID-19, the Risk Management Committee of the Southeast Louisiana Council would like to remind units to be mindful of local Parish government guidance, as well as any guidance issued by their charter partners, regarding in-person meetings and activities.  Camping in Louisiana and Mississippi is authorized with approval from your charter partner under the following conditions:

  • Group size must be less than 50 total individuals
  • May only sleep in the tent of a sibling/family member in accordance with BSA Youth Protection guidelines
  • Units need to limit the number of individuals who prepare food/wash dishes 
  • Masks should be worn at all times where social distancing is not practical
  • Camp V-Bar will be open for both unit camping and day activities beginning March 5th. Units must register as a group through the Council website to reserve their time at camp. 

Meetings will follow guidance in order to protect youth and volunteers who may be at higher risk for severe illness including the following:

  • Advising individuals who are ill to remain at home.
  • Screening individuals upon arrival (see attached questionnaire for screening)
  • Require healthy hygiene practices such as hand washing or hand sanitizer prior to meetings and face coverings
  • Ensure facility is cleaned prior to and following use (following guidelines established via OpenSafely.LA.gov)
  • Provide additional space as needed to allow for increased spacing for social distancing in accordance with state guidelines
  • Adjust activities to limit sharing of items such as supplies and equipment between other programs
  • Develop a plan to communicate with families if a child or volunteer gets sick, and regularly communicate and monitor developments regarding cases, exposures, and updates to policies and procedures

Additionally, with the holidays (including Mardi Gras) upon us, the Risk Management Committee understands many units have traditions of parties or other social gatherings.  Data from the Department of Health indicates that it is these social gatherings, when people relax or diminish social distancing and/or mask use, where COVID-19 has spread the most, and encourage units to pause and reflect that plans reflect good guidance and safe practices, recognizing some changes may need to be made to long-standing traditions.  If food is to be served, it should be individually packaged or only served by 1-2 people rather than everyone serving themselves, and participants need to be spread out rather than sit in close proximity to each other.

As a reminder, units may use the following survey referenced above – send to families/participants prior to the meeting:

I acknowledge and represent that ALL the following is true:

  • I will comply with all healthy hygiene practices on social distancing and sanitation including hand washing/sanitizer along with any additional guidelines stipulated by my charter partner
  • I agree to wear a face covering during meetings as a method to prevent the transmission of droplets to others
  • I have not been in close contact with anyone I know to have COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • I am not experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste of smell
  • I have not had a fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit in the last 48 hours
  • I have not vomited or had diarrhea in the last 24 hours
  • I took my temperature prior to coming to the meeting and it was no higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you cannot say YES to ALL the above, DO NOT come to the unit meeting or activity.  Instead, remain home and contact your unit leadership.

We thank you for your continued diligence in setting good examples for our youth and commitment to the principles in the Scout Oath and Law during this season.

 

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Serving Scouting in Southeast Louisiana Parishes of Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemine,
St. John the Baptist, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. Tammany, and Terrebonne 

4200 S. I-10 Service Rd. West, Metairie, Louisiana 70001 
P.O. Box 1146, Metairie, Louisiana  70004

(504) 889-0388 Fax: (504) 889-1162 Toll Free: (800) 394-9410

 

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Administrative Offices (Suite 101) - 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
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