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Napa County 4-H Youth Development Program

4-H & COVID-19

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As California begins to enter Stage 2 of its stay-at-home guidance, a number of county public health authorities have begun to modify shelter-at-home orders and relax restrictions. Informed by California public health, county public health departments, and UC practices, UC Cooperative Extension has developed safety standards for resuming in-person 4-H gatherings, meetings, and activities, once a county public health department has moved to stage 2! See Napa County Public Health.

Required Safety Practices from UC Cooperative Extension
UC Cooperative Extension will permit resuming in-person activities with five basic protocols. 4-H adult volunteers must ensure these safety standards are implemented at all 4-H functions. 

  1. Youth and adults shall not participate in any in-person 4-H activities if sick (displaying symptoms including: frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell). Youth and adults shall not participate if someone they have been in contact with has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  2. No 4-H meetings, gatherings, events may be held with more than 10 persons (indoor or outdoor).
  3. Participants must always maintain six feet of distance between people.
  4. All participants must wear face coverings (cloth or paper masks, cloth bandanas, etc.). Meeting host must have a small supply to provide upon request. 
  5. The meeting host must maintain sanitary practices, including frequent cleaning and disinfecting of tables, chairs, and equipment, wash hands often, and use hand sanitizer. The meeting host must ensure hand washing facilities (soap and hot water), hand sanitizer, and tissues are available to all participants. Hand sanitizer, must be available at or near the entrance of the facility. The meeting host must also ensure that all meeting spaces are cleaned and disinfected before and after use, and ensure adequate personnel and materials to maintain the required cleaning protocols. Do not use locations (such as private homes, churches, community centers), if pre- and post- event/meeting sanitization cannot be ensured. When possible, use of outdoor venues, which can be safer for in-person meetings. Disinfect all high-contact surfaces frequently (before and after meeting/activity). Disinfecting wipes must be available.

What is 4-H?

The Napa 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.

Using an experiential educational model, 4-H helps youth develop essential skills that they will use throughout their lives, such as identifying and nurturing interests, desiring knowledge, setting goals, self-reflection, adapting to new situations, communicating, and responding to the needs of others.

Sign-Up for the Napa County 4-H Newsletter HERE!

Find a 4-H Club HERE!

Use the map below to locate a 4-H Club and contact Club Leaders.

Handbook for 
New Families
New Adult Project 
Leader Checklist
4-H Club Program
Planning Guide
4-H Club Officer Manual


Join a 4-H Club

4-H clover
Want to join a 4-H Club? 
Each 4-H Club offers various projects, including: arts & crafts, sewing, rocketry, dance, and more (see the full list). Countywide projects include: poultry, rabbits, cavy, canine guardian assistance dogs, dance, leadership, record books, and robotics.

Youth Member Enrollment

Youth Member Enrollment Process NAPA 2020-2021

Adult Volunteer Enrollment

Adult Volunteer Initial Appointment Process NAPA 2020-2021

Adult Volunteer Re-Appointment Process NAPA 2020-2021

Live Scan Form - 4-H Volunteer Napa (5-14-18)


Suzanne Amaral

4-H Program Coordinator


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