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4-H Youth Development

4-H in Santa Clara County : Something for Everyone


The University of California Cooperative Extension for Santa Clara County, including the 4-H Youth Development Program staff, is here to answer your questions and address your needs. We will return your email as soon as possible.  

For enrollment or partner program questions, contact:

Susan Weaver, 4-H Program Representative, sjweaver@ucanr.edu

Chloe Tuckness, 4-H Student Assistant, ctuckness@ucanr.edu

Fe Moncloa, Ph.D., 4-H YDP Advisor, fxmoncloa@ucanr.edu


The California 4-H Directive for 4-H Programs

planning for in-person meetings/events/gatherings

We are extremely grateful to our 4-H members, volunteers, and 4-H families who are making efforts to keep our 4-H community safe. Our priority is ensuring the safety of the young people in the 4-H program, their families, and our community. We encourage all 4-H families and volunteers to prioritize their health when making decisions about attending events or traveling.

Please read and follow the updated guidance regarding the wearing of masks at 4-H events. 


Please review the updated mask guidelines.

California State 4-H Guidelines

Basic Safety Standards for Meeting In-person


These safety standards must be followed for all in-person 4-H activities.

Do not 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:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat, Congestion, or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Face Mask Use

Indoor Physical Distancing

Wearing a mask and maintaining a minimum of 3 feet between participants is required for indoor activities.

Maintain 6 feet of distancing during times when members and volunteers are not masked due to eating or drinking.

Maintain hygiene practices

After each use, clean and disinfect work spaces and equipment, wash hands often, and/or use hand sanitizer.

If your 4-H project or 4-H ranch location needs any PPE (masks, gloves, face shields) or cleaning supplies (wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.), please let me know. sjweaver@ucanr.edu

Thank you for your work in making 4-H experiences possible over the last year and this summer. We appreciate your effort and are here to support you.

If you are interested in starting a new 4-H project and helping 4-H youth to reach their fullest potential, please review the information on the Project proposal Page.

Coping with the stress and anxiety brought on by COVID-19

Additional resources: California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. For relief information, see Covid-19 Assistance.

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