Guidance for 4-H Activities During COVID
COVID In-person Update
Updated March 17, 2022
Update to in-person activities, effective March 12, 2022.
The San Mateo-San Francisco 4-H Youth Development Program is implementing the California 4-H COVID In-person guidelines. Masks and social distancing are no longer required for local indoor and outdoor 4-H activities. In compliance with CDPH guidelines, masks are recommended for indoor settings, but are not required.
Please see the Basic Safety Standards, effective March 12, 2022, for more details on these and other changes for food service at local in-person activities.
Please check this page often for updates to COVID safety protocols for in-person 4-H activities.
We recognize that the current situation is continually evolving. We are monitoring illness metric, public health guidance, and UC policies regularly so we can revise guidelines as necessary for the conditions. We encourage you to keep safety as your top priority and implement preventative measures.
Meeting Guidance - In-person
Please continue to do the following at your in-person meetings.
- Symptom Survey - Display at entrance to meeting. DO NOT participate in 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.
- Attendance Log - Maintain for 15 days; electronic form acceptable.
- Daily Visitor Log (for County leased farms) - maintain for 15 days; electronic form available from County 4-H office.
- Masks are recommended for indoor settings, but are not required (see CDPH guidelines). Persons may also choose to wear a mask at any time or setting, unless it would create a safety hazard.
- In cases where a meeting or event location has more strict protocols, attendees of the meeting or event will follow the more strict protocol.
Food Service Protocol
- No buffets, family-style, or potlucks are allowed (unless servers plate food for individuals).
- At least one 4-H volunteer or employee serving food at the event must complete the ServSafe training.
- The ServSafe certified volunteer or staff can train additional food servers via the following Clover Safe Note.
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.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Maintain Hygiene Practices
After each use, clean and disinfect workspaces and equipment, wash hands often, and/or use hand sanitizer.