Recently, 4-H Alberta, with the support of every Regional 4-H Council Chair and Provincial 4-H Committee Chair, prepared and sent a proposal to the Government of Alberta asking for 4-H activities to be included as part of STEP 1 of the Alberta Health Services’ “Path Forward Plan.” With the easement of restrictions on February 8th for sports and activities such as hockey and dance, we felt it prudent to propose having the same easement for 4-H activities in Alberta. We are pleased with the response we received from the government.
We have moved into STEP 2 of the Alberta Health Services’ “Path Forward Plan.” On March 1st, with the hospitalization numbers falling below the 450 benchmark, restrictions were eased slightly. Libraries will be open at 15% capacity and fitness for low-intensity activities has opened. 4-H Alberta will remain working within the latest update sent out on February 19th and continuing to follow the children’s sports and performance guidelines.
4-H Alberta is using this new information to guide the re-introduction of in-person club activities for 4-H clubs in Alberta, based on AHS restrictions and 4-H Alberta’s guidelines. In combination with Alberta Health Services (AHS) guidelines, 4-H Alberta is providing guidelines and restrictions for club-level activities aimed at providing a safe environment for our youth.
4-H Alberta is doing its best to keep our community informed and provide direction for your clubs’ next steps. Along with the information below, we have added some FAQs to the 4-H Alberta website to address questions you may have relating to these changes – FAQs – COVID-19.
The situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve. The Government of Alberta is updating public health orders, guidance and recommendations continuously based on evidence and the expert advice of our public health officials. You are encouraged to visit alberta.ca/COVID regularly for the most up-to-date information.
AHS current public health measures – Enhanced public health measures | Alberta.ca
Resource page – COVID-19 Response Resources
Updated COVID19 FAQs page – FAQs – COVID-19