An Important Message from Nancy Deringer, State Program Leader for 4-H Youth Development
Updated April 20, 2020
Dear 4-H Families, Volunteers and Members:
In consultation with WSU Extension and the WA State Dept. of Health, all 4-H programming will be conducted virtually, postponed or canceled, effective immediately. In addition, all WSU County Offices will be closed to PHYSICAL PUBLIC ACCESS; however, 4-H Faculty and 4-H Staff will continue operations. By taking this action, our 4-H community will do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Your health and safety are very important to us, so we are prepared for this temporary face-to-face suspension to remain in place through June 19 (following school closure guidance) AND until Governor Inslee declares it is safe to meet in groups of ten (10) or more (if the group size is 10 or more). The WSU Extension team will be consulting with WSU administration and public health officials and re-assessing safety guidelines regularly to make decisions that are consistent with updated information.
The 4-H Youth Development Program will be working in different ways virtually online and/or through telephone conferencing and mailings. Your county 4-H Faculty and 4-H Staff will be reaching out to you, so please join us, and think creatively during this time!
***Here is a website put together by our King County 4-H educators that lists a variety of exciting learning activities that can be done at home! https://extension.wsu.edu/king/learning-links-4-h-and-more/ If you find another awesome research-based learning SITE that you’d like to share, please let us know and we’ll add it to the website!
Stay tuned to your County 4-H website, Facebook, and e-mails for ongoing information. We will be flexible together and make smart, safe choices. We will get through this, together!
Questions? Please contact the local WSU Extension Office at 509-524-2685