4-H Alberta and COVID-19 – Important Notice – November 25, 2020
On November 24, 2020, the Government of Alberta declared a state of public health emergency to bring in aggressive new measures to address growing cases.Highlights of the public health measures that affect our 4-H Alberta community and take effect immediately:
- No indoor social gatherings in any setting
- 10-person limit on outdoor gatherings
- No festivals or events
4-H Alberta must do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to follow AHS requirements and guidelines.For our 4-H clubs operating in Alberta, this means 4-H Alberta and 4-H clubs will:
- Pause all in-person, indoor group activities and events for three weeks, effective November 24th
- Continue a pause on District, Regional and Provincial in-person Programming until future notification
- Following AHS guidelines, 4-H clubs can meet outside to a maximum of 10 people and continue 4-H activities within their immediate families (i.e. community service)
Specific details surrounding 4-H activities and events will continue to be released as we gather new information. AHS is releasing more information on Friday, November 27th, and 4-H Alberta will do our best to respond and communicate with our community as quickly as possible. We anticipate providing a more thorough and comprehensive list of 4-H Alberta guidelines to help clubs in response to the new health measures next week.
4-H Alberta will continue to support our youth during this challenging time. 4-H is needed more now than ever. Although this 4-H year will be different, we are committed to providing the same great value and finding new ways to add even more value to our community.
Learn To Do By Doing has never been more important. We are all learning as we work through this pandemic and 4-H’ers spirit to continue to lead by example shines through.
In response to our Leaders’ input during last weekend’s Uncover the Leader in You event, 4-H Alberta is adding resources to help clubs, leaders, and members navigate these challenging times. To see our new resources page, click here.
Kurt Kinnear, 4-H Alberta CEO, talks about 4-H Alberta’s response to the new public health measures in his latest video. He stresses the importance of 4-H in our community for our youth’s health and how volunteers find new ways to be resourceful to serve our youth. He also mentions that 4-H Alberta is assisting with technological resources to help clubs operate.
4-H Alberta will provide its clubs with G Suite accounts if needed to help facilitate the virtual operation of their club activities. The use of Google Meet and Google Classroom will likely be helpful to the clubs this year.
Other helpful resources are continually being added to the 4-H Alberta website to support our 4-H community and Albertans. If you have any suggestions for resources you would like added to our website or feel would be beneficial to operating your club, please email email@example.com.
Resource page – COVID-19 Response Resources