We are counting on you, our 4-H members and families, as well as our staff and volunteers to help make this fair season a safe and successful one!
In line with the latest guidelines from campus, the following will be in place on or before June 30th at all 4-H events:
·The university will no longer require fully vaccinated people to wear face coverings or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after your final dose.
·Face coverings for youth under 12 and people who are not fully vaccinated will be required indoors. Masks may be removed outdoors only when it is possible to maintain social distance of at least 6 feet.
·These policies are grounded in the honor code. Participants will self-identify as vaccinated or unvaccinated; staff will not verify vaccination status for staff, youth, families, or volunteers. The 4-H program teaches youth the values of honesty and integrity and this is a chance for us all to model and represent those principles. Youth will continue to pay attention to not only our words, but also our actions.
If any of these guidelines presents a challenge for you, please contact us directly at 618-344-4230. We are happy to discuss what accommodations are possible so that we can look for ways that all youth and families can safely participate in this event.