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July 2020 4-H Update

Good Afternoon! It has been a while since we have provided an update on 4-H programming, so now is the time to do so. On Monday, June 29, 2020, Dr. Yoder (State 4-H Program Leader) provided an update to the 4-H Agent staff. Dr. Yoder’s update included plans for what moving forward will look like for NC 4-H programming. Please note that these decisions are made with the help from the following: Governor (NCDHHS), UNC System, NC State University, N.C. Cooperative Extension, NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), and NC State Board of Education (NCSBE). Also, please keep in mind these plans have the potential to be modified at any time. 

NC 4-H youth programming will continue virtual programming until Phase 3 comes into effect. Once Phase 3 is in effect, face-to-face (F2F) youth extension programming can be conducted beginning with our senior youth (ages 14-18). We will follow a phase system to integrate youth ages 11-13 and youth ages 5-10. Once we begin F2F programming, we must follow NC State guidelines that are in effect at that time – practice social distancing and wearing face masks. Per state guidelines, F2F programming should be conducted outside as much as possible. 

We are anticipating another update from the Governor (NCDHHS) around July 17 about the possibility of moving into Phase 3. Stokes County 4-H will follow all guidelines provided by the entities listed above. All guidelines and rules must be followed by any Stokes County 4-H program, this includes our 4-H Clubs.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 336-593-8179.