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4-H Guidelines for Reopening in-Person Programs

Updated February 1, 2021

We are excited 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.

In short:

  • Anyone who plans to be physically present must attend/watch one of the New Routines trainings. 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 (Seth Nagy) and 4-H agent (Sarah Kocher) 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.

Youth MUST have an active member profile on 4-H Online 2.0 at in order to attend a 4-H Club meeting. (Learn about 4-H Online here.) When 4-H hosts programs open to the public, youth can attend with a parent/guardian prior to becoming 4-H members. Contact Sarah Kocher, 4-H Agent, if you have any questions about our guidelines: 828-757-1258 or

Written By

Sarah Kocher, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSarah KocherExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Sarah Email Sarah N.C. Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County Center
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