4-H Programming During COVID

The Provincial Office is open by appointment only at this time. Please call or email the office, or staff person, who you are wanting to meet with before you arrive. The Provincial Office contact information can be found here.

Note - Each of the following documents should be on hand at ALL 4-H functions or gatherings.

1. 4-H Canada COVID-19 Waiver - (required by every family, volunteer or attendee) - Complete Online Now

    Click here to view and download (document must be saved before you enter your information)

2. COVID Screening Poster (required to be posted at the entrance at all events or gatherings) - Click here to Download

3. Contact Tracing Sign-in sheet (required at the entrance at all events or gatherings) - Click here to Download

UPDATE:

July 15, 2021​

Personal gatherings are now permitted to have a maximum of 20 people, indoors or outdoors, including members of the household. 

Activities hosted by recognized business or organization are permitted to have a maximum capacity of 150 - three cohorts of 50 people each.

 

Special occasion events hosted on personal property remain at a maximum capacity of 50 people with a reviewed operational plan. 

Effective July 9th, it is no longer mandatory for non-medical masks to be worn in public, indoor spaces in PEI. Masking is still encouraged and PEI residents and visitors should consider their own health, vaccination status and the vaccination status of others around them, and their exposure to the public when deciding to wear a mask in indoor public spaces. Masks should still be worn when it is not possible for there to be six feet between individuals of different households, or at events in which people are moving to and from their seats. 

 

All members and leaders should continue to self-screen at home before attending any 4-H event.

This includes:

1. Are you experiencing any symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell?

Questions 2 & 3.... If you are not fully vaccinated (two doses of vaccine) and over the age of 12 years: 

2. Have you traveled internationally within the last 8 days?

3. Have you traveled outside of Atlantic Canada in the last 8 days?

4. Have you been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by provincial or local public health authorities?

5. Have you been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19?

6. Are you required to be self-isolating by Public Health due to a possible or confirmed exposure?

 

Answering yes to ANY of the above questions means that the member/leader is not permitted to attend the 4-H activity.

  

4-H PEI will continue to monitor the updates from the Chief Public Health Officer and provide further information as required. 

Also, just a reminder of the importance of maintaining and submitting contact tracing records for all 4-H activities. Contact tracing forms need to be emailed to pei4h@pei4h.ca right after the event or meeting.

 

UPDATE:

June 14th, 2021

Achievement Day Guidelines

UPDATE:

March 14th, 2021

Organized activities are permitted with a maximum capacity of 50. 

 

We would suggest that clubs hosting communications competitions should limit their attendance to 1 parent/guardian per 4-H family to reduce the numbers present to as low as possible. 

 

A reminder that masks are mandatory for ALL 4-H activities and meetings and that all members and leaders should be self-screening at home before attending any 4-H event.   

 

This includes:

1. Are you experiencing any symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell?

2. Have you traveled internationally within the last 14 days?

3. Have you traveled outside of PEI in the last 14 days?

4. Have you been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by provincial or local public health authorities?

5. Have you been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19?

6. Are you required to be self-isolating by Public Health due to a possible or confirmed exposure?

 

Answering yes to ANY of the above questions means that the member/leader is not permitted to attend the 4-H activity.

  

4-H PEI will continue to monitor the updates from the Chief Public Health Officer and provide further information as required. 

Also, just a reminder of the importance of maintaining and submitting contact tracing records for all 4-H activities. Contact tracing forms need to be emailed to pei4h@pei4h.ca right after the meeting.

 

Stay well and hopefully, this will be a short circuit breaker for everyone!  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Rayanne at rfrizzell@pei4h.ca or 902-393-4248

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS & CONSIDERATIONS

The following are considerations that your club should think about when planning an in-person activity of any size.  This list is not meant to be exhaustive and you are encouraged to follow PEI’s Public Health updated guidelines.  We will do our best to provide updates to Overall Leaders over the 4-H year as things may change.

  • All federal and provincial health guidelines are met, or exceeded, with in-person programming.  It is your responsibility to be aware of current protocols as they change. 

  • It is required that each member/leader family attending has signed the waiver provided by 4-H Canada prior to entering/attending their first activity/event.  These waivers are completed online and done once per family to cover all 4-H activities for our year.

  • It is required that each person attending be screened at every 4-H activity/event. (see below for screening questions – 4-H families should pre-screen at home with these questions and be asked at the door if they completed their screening).

  • Effective 12:01 am, Friday, November 20, 2020, non-medical masks will be required to be worn by all participants (including members, volunteers, families, guests) at ALL 4-H meetings and activities across PEI. Social Distancing is still required.

  • No food or beverage should be served.

  • Washrooms must be disinfected regularly.

  • Frequently touched surfaces must be disinfected regularly. Shared equipment must be cleaned/ disinfected after each use or it cannot be used.

  • Your club must guarantee that the number of attendees does not exceed the maximum gathering size as determined by Chief Public Health Officer (50 people) and physical distancing (6’) between family units maintained.

  • Hand hygiene stations must be stationed at the entrance and exit of the event and throughout the location.

  • It is recommended that one entrance and one exit be specified so that contact is minimized.

  • Car Pooling is not recommended at this time.

  • A list of all attendees with contact information must be created and submitted to the Provincial Office after EACH event/meeting.  A sample form and signage is included. These lists will be kept for 30 days to assist with contact tracing if necessary.  Lists can be submitted via email pei4h@pei4h.ca or a photo via text to 902-393-4248.

 

Covid-19 Screening Questions

1. Are you experiencing any symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills,    muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell?

2. Have you traveled internationally within the last 14 days?

3. Have you traveled outside of PEI in the last 14 days?

4. Have you been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by provincial or local public health authorities?

5. Have you been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19?

6. Are you required to be self-isolating by Public Health due to a possible or confirmed exposure?

 

Answering yes to ANY of the above questions means that the member/leader is not permitted to attend the 4-H activity.