As San Francisco moves into the yellow tier, Braid has updated guidelines for safe in-person gatherings.

In the yellow tier, more indoor activities will be opening and outdoor activities will have increased capacity. These are the main points:

  • We still encourage teams to choose outdoor activities whenever possible and to maintain social distancing indoors and outdoors.
  • Fully vaccinated adults can transport youth in personal vehicles, Uber/Lyft, or on public transportation. Any team members who are not yet vaccinated should not participate in transportation but can meet up with the team.
  • Adults who aren’t fully vaccinated should wear masks. All participants should wear masks for indoor activities but may remove masks outdoors if maintaining social distancing.
  • We don’t want any member of your team to participate in any gathering that you, our youth, and our youths’ caregivers are not completely comfortable with.

With any in-person gathering, these guidelines must be followed, per regulations from the City/County and Braid policy:

  • As always, any gathering must include at least two adults.
  • Your team must have clear consent from your youth’s caregiver and your youth that they are comfortable with the outing.
  • Participants should maintain social distancing.
  • You must not attend any gathering if you feel ill or are experiencing any one of the following symptoms: fever, chills, repeated shaking/shivering, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, feeling unusually weak or fatigued, new loss of taste or smell, muscle pain, headache, runny or congested nose, or diarrhea.

If some or all of your team members are comfortable with socially-distanced outdoor gatherings, we would recommend that you start to incorporate them gradually, mixed with virtual gatherings or other forms of outreach to your youth.

We hope every team will discuss and carefully consider whether you want to try socially-distanced in-person gatherings, and that you will feel empowered to set your own boundaries, even if those differ among team members. There is no pressure from Braid, and you should feel no pressure from your teammates to participate. Your health is our primary concern.

Please let us know if you have questions about any of these guidelines or what they mean for your team, and please continue to stay healthy and well.

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