Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for in-person Meetings & Events

The complete document is located on the Ohio 4-H webpage at: https://ohio4h.org/sites/ohio4h/files/imce/Families/Ohio%204-H%20Planning%20Guide%20for%20In-person%20Meeting_Feb%205%20Final.pdf

As of February 5, 2021 the guidelines were slightly revised regarding face coverings.

Here is an overview of the guidelines:

  • Hosting virtual meetings and events is preferred.
  • If activities are critical/essential and are in-person, they must be focused on education.
  • Group cannot be larger than 50 people, including adults, youth, presenters,etc.
    • This directive is dependent on local health department advisories.
    • The group size may need to be reduced to 10 (or other amount), based on the directives from your local health department.
  • Face masks are required.
    • This includes inside AND outside at all times.
    • If a gaiter is worn, the CDC recommends it be folded to make two layers. Bandanas are not recommended as a face covering.
    • Program participants age five and older, and parent/guardians must wear a mask.
    • The exception is shooting sports where safety is a concern when on the line. Refer to the section below on additional shooting sports guidance.
    • Medical conditions or disability exceptions are also permitted.
  • Potlucks and buffets are not permitted.
  • Participants may bring snacks and drinks for themselves.