4-H COVID Update

Thank you so much for your continued support this past year as we made the necessary changes to protect the health of our 4-H community. This summer, we are excited to be able to return to in-person versions of our events! In line with the latest guidelines from campus, the following will be in place on or before June 30th at all 4-H events:

  • The university will no longer require fully vaccinated people to wear face coverings or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after your final dose.
  • Face coverings for youth under 12 and people who are not fully vaccinated will be required indoors. Masks may be removed outdoors only when it is possible to maintain social distance of at least 6 feet.
  • These policies are grounded in the honor code. Participants will self-identify as vaccinated or unvaccinated; staff will not verify vaccination status for staff, youth, families, or volunteers.

The 4-H program teaches youth the values of honesty and integrity and this is a chance for us all to model and represent those principles. Youth will continue to pay attention to not only our words, but also our actions. We know this has been a year of making painful sacrifices to help stop the spread of a global pandemic, and we are humbled by the care you have taken to keep each other safe. Last summer, in the midst of the pandemic, we successfully moved to a virtual version of 400+ 4-H showcase events.

As we go forward into this next phase, we know we will continue to be stronger together, whatever comes our way. We will keep aligning with CDC, IDPH, and campus guidelines and will update you on any changes. We are looking forward to seeing you this summer at 4-H events!

Show/Fair Dates
Whiteside County 4-H Show | July 8-10
Lee County 4-H Fair & Jr. Show | July 20-25
Carroll County 4-H Fair | July 30-31, August 1-7

County project/show books
Carroll | Lee | Whiteside

Quick Fair Reference links

Carroll County Livestock Auction Information

Vegetable Gardening tip sheet 

Photography release 


For information about the Lee County Jr Show and to register, visit www.leecounty4hcenter.com