During a government shutdown, under NO circumstances can any SCORE activities be conducted in a federal building. This includes mentoring, workshops and reporting. However, SCORE can conduct mentoring sessions, workshops, and any other SCORE-related activities outside of federal buildings. Be advised, SCORE volunteers may not continue to have full coverage of liability protections. This includes coverage by the Federal Tort Claims Act and the Federal Employees Compensation Act and reimbursement by the SCORE Association office.
All SCORE Volunteers that continue to provide services during a government shutdown will continue to receive the same federal protections against liability provided to them under the SBA Act including the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA).”