Health and Safety Guidelines

The health and safety of everyone who participates in our programs is our highest priority. This information is a guideline for planning 4-H programs, keeping in mind that the situation will most likely change and guidelines updated.

Current Health Guidelines
COVID-19 Virus Under MicroscopeWhile we are no longer in a public health emergency in regard to the COVID-19 virus, it is important to remain vigilant and take precautions to take care of ourselves and others. Please follow the latest CDC guidelines and Hawaiʻi State Health Department guidance. More information can be found on the UH COVID-19 webpage.

If you test positive for COVID-19:

You can notify your instructor or supervisor that you tested positive for COVID-19 or that you have been exposed but it is not required. You should let them know if you will be out sick as you would for any other illness that would cause you to miss class or work time.

Masking is optional on campus and in offices, except where required, for example, in certain healthcare-related clinical situations. Please respect an individual’s personal choice to wear a face mask. Everyone not up-to-date with their COVID-19 immunizations is strongly encouraged to get the vaccination and boosters as soon as they are eligible.

Mahalo for helping to keep our campus communities safe. If you have any questions, please email

Previous COVID-19 Guidelines updated 09/17/22