Updated Thursday, December 10, 2020
at 11:25 a.m.
While GSSWT developed COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols to grant troops permission to meet, as of December 10, troops no longer have permission to meet due to an increase in COVID-19 community transmission.
In May, Governor Greg Abbott announced the state’s ongoing plan to “safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.” Under Phase II, Gov. Abbott granted youth clubs permission to meet assuming minimum standard health protocols as outlined in The Governor’s Report to Open Texas are followed.
On October 7, Gov. Abbott issued new executive orders expanding capacity for certain services. Though youth camps and recreational sports programs for youths are mentioned, youth clubs and youth club participants (of which Girl Scouts is included) are NOT.
Unfortunately, due to increased community transmission of COVID 19 and in accordance with Bexar County Health Authority’s Health Directive and Judge Nelson Wolff’s Executive Order on December 8, GSSWT is instructing all troop and community leaders to immediately cancel all scheduled gatherings. This includes troops that have previously been given permission to meet and meetings scheduled at Sally Cheever.
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