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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Virtual Resources

Program Contact: Sam Smith, 4-H Program Coordinator
samantha.smith1@wsu.edu

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It is a confusing time in our world right now, but we will get through it together. On this page you will find a letter from WSU as well as resources for activities and information.

Below is a letter from Washington State Associate Director of 4-H, Nancy Deringer:

Dear 4-H Community,

We hope you are continuing to stay safe and healthy during this uncharted time. We are as anxious as you are to once again meet face-to-face, but ensuring everyone’s good health and safety is our first focus. Of special concern is making sure our high-risk populations remain protected and safe.

Mandated guidance states all government entities must follow Governor Inslee’s Safe-Start four phased plan. (Found here: https://medium.com/wagovernor/inslee-signs-new-covid-19-order-for-phased-re-opening-of-washingtons-economy-ad5ea919ab56)
At this time, the recommendation for the 4-H Youth Development Program to meet face-to-face will be for that to occur when your county reaches Phase Four.  Please consult with your local health department and County Extension Office for when your county may be allowed to move to Phase Four.

We are developing a sequenced re-opening plan for the 4-H Youth Development program intended to help mitigate possible spread of the virus for use when your county has reached Phase Four.  Please know that we appreciate your continued patience and your focus on health and safety of our entire 4-H family.

Please take care, and stay healthy.

Thank you,

Nancy

Community Service from Home is a webpage created to share opportunities for service activities that can be done without leaving the house

The Healthy Brain Pledge is based in science and gives goals for maintaining a healthy brain while staying at home!

Learning Links from King County Extension: This page has dozens of links to activities and resources to use if you get bored

Virtual Programs page from Klickitat County has information about digital tools, virtual etiquette, and 4-H skill builders

Iowa State University 4-H at Home Learning Resources provides all kinds of activities for every project area. There are learning modules, interactive activities, and even some information about yoga!

COVID-19 Resources from WSU Extension 4-H. Here you can find information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, how to talk to youth about COVID-19, and ways to relieve stress.

The CDC Daily Life and Coping with COVID-19 webpage gives a lot of good information and support for individuals and families for how to manage health and well being.

We also have some information about Wi-Fi access in our county. There are several locations where you can drive up and connect to Wi-Fi for free!

  • Jefferson County Library has free 24/7 Wi-Fi that reaches their parking lot
  • The Tri-Area Center, Quilcene Community Center, and Brinnon Community Center all have Wi-Fi availability in their parking lots
  • WSU Jefferson County Extension has Wi-Fi access in the parking lot in front of the office. Connect to WSU Guest with the password BeOurGuest
  • WSU Jefferson County Extension Classroom also has Wi-Fi accessible from that parking lot. Connect to WSU-Classroom with the password WelcomeClassGuest97%