UCCE Capitol Corridor, Solano 4-H
Welcome to Solano County 4-H!
As of March 12, 2022:
Update to in-person activities
Masks and social distancing are no longer required for local indoor and outdoor 4-H activities. Please see the Basic Safety Standards for Meeting In-person, 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.
These safety standards must be followed for all in-person 4-H activities. These protocols apply to all 4-H events that 4-H has responsibility, management, and control of. Host locations may have additional requirements.
- Symptom Screening
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 Headache New loss of taste or smell Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Nausea or vomiting Sore throat, Congeston or runny nose Diarrhea Muscle or body aches Fatigue
- Masks are not required, regardless of vaccination status. In compliance with CDPH guidelines, masks are recommended for indoor settings, but are not required.
- Social distancing is no longer required (indoors or outdoors).
- Post the Symptom Survey sign at the location to remind persons of COVID-19 symptoms and to stay home if they are sick, have symptoms, or have been exposed.
- When possible, maintain an attendance log. This can be used to inform attendees if there is a positive COVID case.
- Make hand sanitizer available. Clean facilities before and after 4-H activities.
- Local public health orders or facilities may have stricter safety protocols. 4-H participants must follow local or facility safety protocols if they are stricter than these Basic Safety Guidelines. To find out if Solano County has a specific mask order or other public health guidance that is different from the state, review https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/ph/ncov.asp.
Protocols for Food Service
- Food service is no longer limited to single use items or packaged meals.
- When meals are prepared and served, at least one 4-H volunteer or 4-H professional serving food at the event must complete the ServSafe training. This does not apply to snacks or pre-packaged food items served at 4-H meetings or activities.
- The ServSafe certified 4-H volunteer or 4-H professional can train additional food servers using the Clover Safe Note: Food Safety at 4-H Meetings
Protocols for Overnight 4-H Activities
In addition to the protocols listed in this Basic Safety Standards, please see the Overnight 4-H Event Safety Protocols for details on sleeping, activities, and bathroom accommodations.
If the procedures cannot be maintained or 4-H Volunteer Leaders do not feel comfortable delivering programming in person, the project may continue to deliver programming in a Virtual/Distance delivery model.
Our priority is ensuring the safety of the young people in the 4-H program, their families, 4-H Volunteers and our community. To that end, the State 4-H Program has created a site called California 4-H at Home to share 4-H activities you can do from home, either online or offline. Additionally, updates on the status of statewide and national events are posted on the site at https://ucanr.edu/sites/ca4H/.
Locally, as we gather opportunities and resources to support virtual program delivery, information and links will be posted at: 4-H Virtual Programming Resources
In order to ensure project meetings abide by local and state guidelines, all Adult Volunteer Leaders must review the safety materials on the COVID-19 Training page before working with the youth members.
For up to date information, click on the following link: https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/ph/ncov.asp.
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What is 4-H?
The Solano County 4-H program helps young people, ages 5-19, reach their fullest potential as competent, confident individuals who contribute to and are connected with their communities.
In 4-H programs, youth serve in leadership roles where they set goals, develop plans, complete projects, and reflect on their experiences.
Learn by doing activities, youth-adult partnerships, and research-based educational programs help young people enhance their leadership abilities and develop a wide range of other life skills.
For more information on how you can become involved in 4-H, please complete the
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My Heart to greater loyalty,
My Hands to larger service, and
My Health for better living, for
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My Country and my World.
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