March 26, 2020 - 10:51am -- evans.1243@osu.edu

Advisors:  Check out these resources!

As you may be aware, The Ohio State University announced the suspension of face-to-face instruction and the move to virtual instruction for the remainder of the semester. Events deemed nonessential are postponed between now and at least May 15, 2020. Based on these guidelines, all in-person meetings of 4-H clubs, committees, advisory groups, and Extension are postponed or canceled until at least May 15. Activities are encouraged to continue virtually when possible.

These actions are in alignment with necessary precautions recommended by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Ohio Department of Health.

Thank you for your patience with your county 4-H staff, the state 4-H office and OSU Extension as we navigate the process. Although this has caused a disruption, 4-H professionals are still working remotely, and many club members are working on their projects.  We’re committed to doing our part to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. We also know that when we choose to act together, we can have incredible positive impacts. 

With the current postponement of all 4-H activities, club advisors can meet virtually and/or remotely with members for one meeting in March and one meeting in April.  These will count toward meeting requirements.  Advisors will need to document these “meetings” in the club Secretary’s book.  We ask clubs to schedule any May in-person meetings after May 16th.  This option will be revisited and any updates or changes will be sent to club advisors.

4H Online Club Leader Options

https://ohio4h.org/sites/ohio4h/files/imce/volunteers/4HOnline%20-%20Club%20Leader%20Options.pdf

Tammy Jones
Family and Consumer Sciences Educator
OSU Extension Pike County 
313 Mill Street, Piketon, OH 45661
740-289-4837 Office / 740-289-4496 Fax
jones.5640@osu.edu pike.osu.edu