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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being conducted consistent with the latest official state guidance. WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers are following protocols for vaccination, masking, distancing and hygiene. If this office is not open to the public, we are available during normal business hours via email, phone, and web conference.

Resources for 4-H Leaders

Program Contact: Emily Killeen, 4-H Program Coordinator
(360) 867-2157 • tc4h@co.thurston.wa.us

GOVERNOR INSLEE’S VACCINATION PROCLAMATION

Announcement Revised September 7, 2021

Governor Jay Inslee issued a health and safety proclamation on August 20, 2021, in response to a continued state of emergency that exists in all counties due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The health and safety proclamation, as ordered by the Governor, includes employees, contractors and volunteers engaged in activities with state agencies and in educational settings. Therefore, WSU (including WSU Extension and the 4-H program) is required to comply with Governor Inslee’s recent vaccination proclamation directives.

With regard to volunteers, below are a series of references, deadlines and explanations that provide further details.

  • The Proclamation (21-14.1) can be found HERE.
  • Deadline: All current WSU Volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated or exempted by October 18th. Volunteers who are not fully vaccinated or who do not have an approved exemption on file by October 18 will be put on inactive status. They will not be able to engage in any volunteer activities with WSU Extension until proof of full vaccination can be observed or until an exemption request has been reviewed.
  • Proof of vaccination: WSU Extension will announce a county-level process for observing & recording documentation of vaccination status for volunteers.
  • Exemption process: WSU Extension will seek to implement a state-level exemption process (for religious or medical reasons) for volunteers and will announce details on that process shortly.

More information on WSU’s Vaccination Policy is available on the web at https://extension.wsu.edu/vaccination-policy/.

Questions regarding WSU’s Vaccination Policy can be directed via e-mail to extension.vaccinepolicy@wsu.edu

4-H In-Person Resources

Before 4-H clubs may meet in person, club leaders are required to attend a COVID safety training.  In-person meeting requirements, signage, and general guidance documents can be found at 4-H In-Person Resources.  If your meeting or event can be held virtually, please proceed with the virtual option.

Required WSU Volunteer Training

In addition to in-person training, completing the following 4-H Volunteer E-Learning online modules is a requirement for WSU Volunteer Certification:

  • “Put the Child First” Volunteer Training
  • Washington 4-H Volunteer Orientation Modules
  • Washington State 4-H Financial Management Training

Logging Your Hours


WSU requires that all certified volunteers regularly log hours of service.
Here’s why…

Enrollment

Enrollment is now online at https://v2.4honline.com and is completed only with Club Leader confirmation

4-H Club Leader Resources

Club Fundraising

4-H Policies and Procedures

Facility Use

Virtual Meeting Activities

Own Your Own Health – 4-H Club Challenge