Once again we find ourselves under the direction of a new health order. We are generally required to “shelter in place”, and the Alameda County health order places severe restrictions on what is permitted in the county. The Golden Gate Area Council has also provided guidance.

In accordance with the December 3, 2020 California Regional Stay Home Order (Order), the Golden Gate Area Council (GGAC) will cease all in-person Council and District Scouting meetings, events, activities and camping trips when the Order is triggered.

Effective immediately, all Council camps and service centers are closed to visitors. Considering the current increase of COVID cases and the triggering of the Order, GGAC recommends no in-person unit meetings or activities. If in-person meetings or activities are needed and permitted by the Order and local authority (city or county), units should work with Chartered Organizations and utilize the COVID-19 Pre-Event Questionnaire.

Examples of activities that can occur are previously approved outdoor fundraising efforts as it falls under the retail exemption.