Each Council is responsible for generating a COVID plan for short-term and resident camp scenarios based on local state and county health department guidance. Lake Erie Council in Ohio developed state and county approved plans last year and continues to operate both programs.
A quick read of the April 24, 2021 update to Guidance for Operating Youth and Summer Camps During COVID-19 indicate it is only slightly modified.
Masks are to be worn outdoors even with >6 ft social distancing. Vaccinated and recovered individuals must still wear masks. Thank you, Dr. Fauci.
Social distancing within cohorts (patrols) is reduced to 3 feet; it remains 6 feet for all other encounters.
Masks are not required for swimming; guess it looked too much like waterboarding. However, social distancing must be maintained. So much for Lifesaving merit badge.
An individual’s mask may be removed if they have difficulty breathing or are unconscious. There is no guidance addressing social distancing during the administration of an AED or CPR.
We’ve been camping since June 2020 without incident and will continue.
PS. News reports have just announced CDC has revised guidance to relieve vaccinated individuals from wearing masks outside in all but large gatherings such as stadiums.