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COVID-19 4-H Meeting Guidelines

Tulare County is currently in the Widespread (purple) Tier status.  Remote/virtual meetings are encouraged.  NO indoor in-person meetings, programs, or workshops.  Essential OUTDOOR meetings, programs, or workshops with 2 adult volunteers and up to 8 youth members (10 maximum persons), while maintain 6 ft. distance between participants during activity are allowed.

4-H Basic Safety Standards for In-person Meetings

These five safety standards must be followed for all in-person activities:

  1. Do no participate in any in-person 4-H activities if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms or if you or someone you have been in contact with has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  Symptoms include (a) fever or chills, (b) cough, (c) shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, (d) fatigue, (e) muscle or body aches, (f) headache, (g) new loss of taste or smell, (h) sore throat, congestion or runny nose, and (i) nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
  2. Always maintain six feet distance between people.
  3. Wear cloth masks or face coverings when you are attending in-person meetings.
  4. Maintain hygiene practices.  Frequently clean and disinfect workspaces and equipment, wash hands often, and use hand sanitizer.
  5. Meetings should be conducted remotely whenever possible.  In-person activities must follow occupancy limits and other protective measures as noted, based on a county's tier assignment on the State of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Tulare County 4-H Youth Development Safety Training for COVID-19 Return to In-person Meetings/Activities

In order for a Tulare County 4-H Adult Volunteer to conduct any in-person 4-H meetings/activities, he/she must complete the required on-line Safety Training and Quiz.  A score of 100% is required on the quiz.

*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.

Do you have an idea for a Virtual 4-H Event during COVID-19?  Submit a Virtual Event Proposal Plan to mederos@ucanr.edu for approval.

Join us for the next 2020-21 4-H YDP Leader's Council Meeting via Zoom on Monday, November 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm.

Click here to download the 11/23/2020 LC Meeting Agenda and Minutes Packet

Contact the 4-H Office for Zoom link. 

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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