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4-H COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Vaccination Mandate Lifted For All 4-H Volunteers

Posted by adell | November 1, 2022
Vaccination Mandate Lifted For All 4-H Volunteers


In coordination with Washington State University, CAHNRS Extension and the State of Washington, Washington State 4-H will no longer require 4-H volunteers to receive either a COVID-19 vaccination or an approved Religious or Medical Exemption as of October 31, 2022.

The memorandum from WSU Extension Associate Dean and Director   Vicki McCracken to all Extension faculty, staff and volunteers can be viewed HERE.

What does this mean for WSU 4-H Extension volunteers (Leaders)?

  • Volunteers who chose to take a leave of absence during the 2021-22 4-H Year may return to active status in 2023.
  • New volunteers who apply to become WSU Extension 4-H Volunteers during the 2022-23 4-H year are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Washington 4-H sincerely thanks the volunteers who have helped navigate the program through uncharted territory over the past couple of years and look forward to an exciting new 4-H year, full of increased opportunities for youths and volunteers.

You can view Governor Inslee’s announcement here:

View Center for Disease Control recommendations here:

View Washington State Department of Health recommendation here:

Go Cougs!

Mark Heitstuman
WSU Interim State 4-H Program Director