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COVID-19 4-H Meeting Guidelines

Effective 4/7/2021, Tulare County has moved into the ORANGE, MODERATE tier.  

Tulare County is currently in the Moderate (orange) Tier assignment on the State of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.  Remote/virtual meetings are encouraged. 

In order to have an in-person Indoor or Outdoor 4-H meeting/event/activity, the 4-H Adult Volunteer must have completed the UC ANR COVID-19 Safety Training Survey for 4-H Adult Volunteers - Tulare County and passed the quiz with 100%.  

When meeting in-person, limit occupancy based upon those provided for UC 4-H Activities and Programs.  Ensure that the facility will allow for physical distancing with 36 square feet per person.  If there is not enough space for 36 square feet per person, the 4-H volunteer/leader must reduce the number of people or identify and use a different facility.

County Tier Status

Indoor

Outdoor

Widespread (purple)

NO indoor in-person meetings, programs or workshops

Maximum 10 persons

Maintain 6ft. distance between participants during activity.

Substantial (red)

Capacity = Area of Room / 36 sq. ft. per person

or maximum 25% of room capacity, whichever is lower.  No more than 100 people.

Maximum 100 people

Maintain 6 ft. distance between participants during activity.

Moderate (orange)

Capacity = Area of Room / 36sq. ft. per person

or maximum 50% of room capacity, whichever is lower. No more than 200 people.

Maximum 200 people

Maintain 6 ft distance between all participants during activity

 *Decisions to allow 4-H in-person meetings are at the discretion of the UCCE County Director with direction from the County Public Health Officer.  Any unauthorized in-person activities will not be covered by UC insurance and may not be included in 4-H record books. Corrective actions will be taken if 4-H volunteers or families host or participate in any unauthorized in- person 4-H activities.

Be sure to do the following for all in-person (Indoor and Outdoor) meetings:

  1. Complete the 4-H Safety Protocol Checklist at least 2 weeks prior to hosting the in-person meeting, event, or activity.
  2. Display the Procedures for 4-H Meetings during COVID-19 poster at all meetings and events (printed copies are available from the 4-H Office, if needed).
  3. Post the Symptom Survey at the meeting so that everyone can see the questions AND have a greeter that will document attendance on the Attendance Log. If someone answers YES to one of the Symptom Survey questions, he/she may NOT stay at the meeting.  The Attendance Log must be kept by the adult volunteer in charge of the meeting, event, or activity for 15 days, after which it must be destroyed.

For ideas and tips on in-person meetings, refer to the Planning Strategies for In-Person Meetings and Strategies to Reduce In-Person Meeting Size There is also an In-Person Meeting Frequently Asked Questions document.

Refer to the 4-H Virtual Toolbox for guidance, resources, and tips on club meetings, virtual projects, and club management. Remember that not all families will be comfortable meeting in-person, therefore alternatives need to be offered, consider having a virtual option for the in-person meeting.

Upcoming Events

2021-2022 Leader's Council Officer/Volunteer Management Board  Applications - Due Monday June 28, 2021.  Adult Volunteer and Youth Members (ages 14-28) can apply to be a member of the 2021-2022 LC/VMO Management Team.  Positions available (click the title for more information):

See Manage Board Description for more details.  *Youth members can only apply for the Assistant Executive Director/Vice President and Administrative Director/Secretary positions.

Leader's Council Meeting - Monday, June 28, 2021 @ 6 pm @ the UCCE 4-H Office Auditorium (COVID guidelines will be followed) and via Zoom; Contact the 4-H Office for Zoom meeting link.

Click here to download the Minutes from the 4/26/2021 Meeting.

2020-2021 County Record Book SubmissionsCounty Award Nominations, and Scholarship Applications due July 15, 2021 to the 4-H Office.

ATTENTION CLUB LEADERS: 2020-2021 Year End Club Reporting Checklist Items Due to the Tulare County 4-H Office by Thursday, July 29, 2021.

4-H Staff Contact:

Rochelle Mederos
4-H Community Coordinator
University of California Cooperative Extension
4437-B S. Laspina St., Tulare, CA  93274
559-684-3300
559-685-3319 fax
mederos@ucanr.edu 

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