Dec 10, 2020 | View All Issues
Hello 4-H Community,
The 4-H Program, both locally and across the state, has been impacted by the COVID 19 virus. The “Shelter in Place” order has returned for Monterey County residents. The California State 4-H office is requiring that 4-H in-person meetings do not take place during this time.
The Shelter in Place requirements and rules are slightly different for business, schools and organizations than it was in March, 2020. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the 4-H Program.
As of December 13th, members and volunteers in 4-H clubs can no longer meet in- person until the Shelter in Place order is lifted on January 11th, 2021.
Please do NOT require or ask members to meet in person to complete fundraising, community service, officer meetings, or project work during this time. These planned events/meetings do not have to be canceled but all gatherings must be virtual. If the club was taking part of any type of holiday-related in-person gathering under the 4-H name, this now cannot happen.
A number of Club Leaders and Project Leaders have used a variety of ways to help members reach their 4-H project educational hours through using instruction through phone calls, “face time” instructions, online and or activity pages, photographs, study guides, written tests and so on.
If you need additional support to make these choices for your project members, need help with reaching out to members, want to test other educational ideas or, you are concerned the youth cannot complete their hours that you are offering, please contact me through email at the 4-H office.
The Monterey County Leaders Council is currently working to make the annual early spring events such as Fantastic Field Day, Animal Field day and Bowl a Rama as virtual events. If your family is a member in one of these hosting clubs, please ask how you can help out! These county-
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