As we begin the new year, the Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events has been updated to reflect current guidance from Ohio State University and health officials. Beginning SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2021, the following is in effect:
- Hosting virtual meetings and events is preferred
- If activities are critical/essential and are in-person, they must be education-focused
- Group cannot be larger than 50 people, including adults, youth, presenters, etc.
- Social distancing must be maintained. To provide six feet of physical distance between individuals, the occupancy of meeting spaces must be decreased by half
- Face masks are required inside and outside at all times
- Potlucks and buffets are not permitted
Any time a county is designated a Level 4 Public Health Emergency (color-coded purple) or is approaching purple (red with an asterisk) by the Ohio Department of Health, all in-person 4-H
club meetings and events must be held virtually or postponed until the designation changes to Level 3 or below. On January 14, Clermont County was designated as “approaching purple.” Therefore, all 4-H meeting and events must remain virtual until our county designation lowers.
Find details and updated guidelines at Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events