UNH Youth Programs

COVID-19 Protocols 2022

(Subject to Change)

The health & safety of our youth program participants, families, and UNH staff and students are our priority.

COVID-19 prevention strategies are necessary to protect all individuals. UNH will continue to have COVID-19 protocols in place until it is no longer necessary.

In 2022, the protocols below, with others, are in place. Note that protocols may be adjusted based on COVID-19 recommendations from UNH, the State, or national health organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control. Managers will work to inform families of any changes in a timely manner.

Current youth program protocols include:

1. Physical distancing: 3-ft or 6 ft when eating/drinking

2. Face coverings:

  • Masks are no longer required indoors or outdoors, but youth managers and staff are supportive of any adult or youth who wishes to wear a mask. 

  • Masks will not be provided by UNH, but should be brought by the student.

3. A health screening for youth may be encouraged at a program/event. Even if a health screening is not part of the program, we strongly encourage that families ensure their child is not feeling ill before attending the program.

4. Frequent cleaning and sanitation

5. Encouraging frequent hand-washing/sanitation, respiratory etiquette (sneeze in your sleeve)


Additional Important Information:

  • If a student feels ill during a program, the parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up the child immediately. The child will be isoloated, under staff supervision, until the parent/guardian arrives. For an overnight program, a parent/guardian or other authorized adult must pick up the child that same day. UNH cannot provide overnight isolation or care for an ill student.
  • COVID-19 testing requirements may be in place for summer overnight program participants.
  • Larger group activities that familes may have typically been invited to may not occur, or limitations may be in place, or gatherings may be done remotely.
  • UNH strongly recommends that staff, volunteers, and youth program participants are up to date on COVID-19 vaccines.


A youth program may need to be temporarily or fully cancelled due to changing COVID-19 situations. Should that occur:

  • If a program is cancelled by UNH before it begins, a full refund is provided.
  • If a program is cancelled by UNH in progress, a pro-rated refund is provided.
  • If a student has to miss any amount of participation once the program has started, no refund will be provided.
  • Refunds for non-COVID-19 purposes will follow program-specific refund procedures.

Please contact the program director if you have questions or concerns related to these protocols.

Thank you for your help in keeping your families and the UNH community healthy!

Updated 3-9-22