Guidelines for Reopening In-Person 4-H Programs

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Updated: February 15, 2021

We hope to soon be able to welcome families back to in-person 4-H meetings. We recognize the risk of COVID-19 is still present, and we are doing our best to provide a safe space. Before attending a 4-H meeting, please read our reopening guidelines and attend a “New Routines” training. Training dates will be posted on our Upcoming Events page. 

We will be beginning with outdoor programs and activities then move to indoor programs and activities at a later date. 

In short: 

  • Anyone who plans to be physically present must attend the New Routines training. Clubs must have a minimum of four adults take the volunteer version of the training before reopening. 
  • 4-H meetings can only be held under the direct guidance of Extension personnel and trained volunteers. 
  • All 4-H meetings must be approved by the County Extension Director (Greg Traywick) and 4-H agent (Charlie Godfrey) in advance. 
  • Meetings will be within state and local mass gathering limits. 
  • Youth and adult attendees must sign a program liability waiver. 
  • Please, only attend if you are healthy. 
  • Face masks are required to be worn and physical distancing is expected. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at meetings. 
  • Facilities will be cleaned properly. 

More about our guidelines: Reopening Guidelines

Youth MUST have an active member profile on 4-H Online 2.0 in order to attend a 4-H Club meeting. (Learn about 4-H Online.) When 4-H hosts programs open to the public, youth can attend with a parent/guardian prior to becoming 4-H members. Contact Charlie Godfrey, 4-H Agent, if you have any questions about our guidelines, call 704-482-4365 or email