March 27, 2020 - 10:50am -- nicol.115@osu.edu

Please review the information in the letter below regarding the latest changes to the Madison County and Ohio 4-H program...

4-H & COVID-19 Update #3 as of March 27, 2020

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 (please note this date has been updated from our original notice due to COVID-19). 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.

If you would like to learn more about the coronavirus and the university’s response, read more here.

Madison County club advisors are working hard to continue offering meetings and educational opportunities virtually. OSU Extension Staff in Madison County are available by email and phone. Our office has been temporarily closed as of March 18th. 4-H Project books cannot be purchased or distributed at this time and we will provide an update when this can happen soon. Thanks again for your cooperation and patience during this challenging time.

You can contact our mail phone line at 740-852-0975 or reach out to Frances or Arlene directly below: