Health and Safety

Health: The National 4-H Dairy Conference Planning Committee is committed to the safety and health of all youth and adults during the 2022 event as we continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic. To maintain the highest level of health and safety, a set of COVID-19 protocols and guidelines have been established.  Additional information will be shared with registered delegations.

Prior to leaving for National 4-H Dairy Conference: All participants are to self -monitor and not leave their home state/province if they are showing any of the following symptoms at the time of the trip departure and/or two days prior.

  • Fever
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  •  Cough
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue or body aches
  •  Diarrhea
  • Headache


  • All attendees will be encouraged to wash their hands multiple times throughout the day as recommended by the CDC. It is suggested that delegates bring individual bottles of hand sanitizer to be used in addition to the sanitizer provided in all public areas of the hotel.
  • Based on current CDC information and clinical expertise, older adults (65 and older) and people of any age who have underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. These individuals should consider implementing additional protective protocols. These decisions are the responsibility of the individual, who assume liability for their decisions.
  • Masks are optional at this time.
  • Based on any new directives or guidelines mandated or given by federal, state, and/or local government these guidelines may be updated prior or during the event.
  • These guidelines are determined by National 4-H Council and National 4-H Conference planning committee based current federal and local COVID-19 guidelines. Land Grant University (LGU) programs with more stringent rules for participation will provide their delegation any additional requirements. Those LGUs having additional rules for participation will be responsible for all enforced of the LGU delegation.

If all precautions fail and a youth or adult delegate experiences COVID-19 symptoms, they will be isolated as a precaution and sent home as soon as possible. Their LGU will be responsible for arranging transportation home. The LGU 4-H program of the delegate will be responsible for all expenses related to arranging transportation, additional room charges for isolation, and supervision of the delegate until they can travel back home.

Any person who must drop out at the last minute due to a diagnosis of COVID-19 will receive at 50% refund of their registration fee upon submission of a doctor’s note.