Extension to continue online events, 4-H shows in July

As the state of Illinois moves into Phase 3 of the coronavirus Restore Illinois plan, University of Illinois Extension continues to provide research-based educational programs for families, farmers, and businesses in formats that support public health and safety priorities.

On June 1, Illinois Extension announced that in-person events through July 31 will be postponed or hosted online. 4-H general project and 4-H livestock shows and exhibitions scheduled through July 31 will be conducted online using the digital exhibition platform FairEntry. Day and overnight camps are canceled through August 15.

Continuing the phased decision making approach for summer event planning, Extension’s guidelines prioritize the safety of event participants and redouble efforts to support the health and vitality of families and communities across Illinois.

Decisions for Illinois Extension programming for the remainder of summer 2020 will be announced as follows:
July 1: decision shared regarding August 1-15 events
July 15: decision shared regarding August 16-31 events
August 1: decision shared regarding September 1-30 events

Since Illinois’ March 20 stay at home order, Extension educators have created hundreds of online information resources for Illinois residents, businesses, and local governments responding to the health, economic, and social impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. A listing of these resources can be found at
https://extension.illinois.edu/global/digital-webinars-and-training .

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