Resources for 4-H Families
Helpful General Resources
Here are some resources for distance learning:
Coronavirus COVID19 Resources
At this time all 4-H statewide activities will be virtual. Check back for dates and more information as events are planned.
California Focus - Canceled for 2020
California State Fair - Canceled for 2020
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.