Orange County 4-H
Orange County 4-H
Orange County 4-H
University of California
Orange County 4-H

Resources for 4-H Families

Helpful General Resources

Here are some resources for distance learning:

General resources for all ages...
 
Resources to access low-cost internet services for qualifying families here:  https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers 
and here:
 
Washington State 4-H provides these resources for families:
 
Our 4-H friends in Santa Clara have shared these resources:
 
From national 4-H: 
 

Coronavirus COVID19 Resources

Coronavirus information:

https://www.ucdavis.edu/coronavirus/what-is-coronavirus

 

Office closures and 4-H events mandate:
 
The UC ANR state office and county offices are working remotely in response to COVID-19. The UC ANR building and all UCCE offices are generally closed to the public, including SCREC.  
 
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO TIGHTER MANDATORY COVID RESTRICTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE REGIONAL SHUTDOWN, ALL MEETINGS ARE TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY. NO GATHERINGS OF ANY SIZE ARE ALLOWED. PLEASE AVOID CONTACT OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD AND USE COVID-19 SAFE PRACTICES SUCH AS PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND MASKS WHEN YOU MUST BE OUTSIDE YOUR HOME. CHECK BACK HERE FOR UPDATES. 
This guidance is changing regularly. Please see the California 4-H homepage (4h.ucanr.edu)   for updates.
 
There may be delays in responding. We appreciate your flexibility and patience as we contribute to the broader community effort to safeguard everyone’s health.
 
RECENT UPDATES:

Virtual

At this time all 4-H statewide activities will be virtual. Check back for dates and more information as events are planned.

Canceled

California Focus - Canceled for 2020

California State Fair - Canceled for 2020

Rescheduled

National 4-H Conference - Rescheduled to Sept. 26 - Oct. 3, 2020

Camping Conference - Rescheduled to 2021

Coronavirus COVID19 Resources & Animals

Information Regarding 4-H Families and Animal Husbandry

(March 18, 2020)

Raising your 4-H animal can help you keep a bit of normal in your life during these times of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The bond you share with your animal can help you feel happy, relaxed, less stressed and less anxious and is good for your health and wellness. (National Institute of Health; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

In response to questions we are receiving, here is some pertinent information regarding caring for and raising your animals within the context of COVID-19.

  • Regarding the Coronavirus and animals:
    • In the United States, there is no evidence to suggest that any animals, including pets, livestock, or wildlife, might be a source of COVID-19 infection at this time. However, because all animals can carry germs that can make people sick, it’s always a good idea to practice healthy habits around pets and other animals. [from CDC Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)]
    • The World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that pets and other domestic animals are not considered at risk for contracting COVID-19 or transmitting the virus that causes COVID-19 (also known as 2019-nCoV). (from American Veterinary Medical Association FAQ document)
    • The same guidance to reduce COVID-19 spread also is good practice for raising and caring for your animal, including washing your hands on a regular basis.
  • Best Practices for 4-H Animal Projects
    • When 4-H Clubs have multiple families picking up their project animals from one location, please consider staggering each family’s pick-up by 15 to 20 minutes.
    • In the case that all the 4-H Project animals are housed in one facility, a schedule should be created so families may sign up for a specific time slot to tend to their animals and facilitate social distancing.
    • Please remember not to financially overextend yourself for purchasing animals and feed. We do not know if Fairs will go forward this year.
    • As soon as we receive information from the Fairs, we will pass on that information to the 4-H Community.

It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/215244.pdf) Inquiries regarding ANR’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to UCANR, Affirmative Action Compliance & Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1397.

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