We are counting on you, our 4-H members and families, as well as our staff and volunteers to help make this fair season a safe and successful one!
The following COVID-19 social distancing and safety practices reflect requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and University of Illinois event guidelines and will be in place for all indoor and outdoor 4-H events, including fairs and exhibitions:
1.Face coverings are required for all youth, spectators, volunteers, and staff. Face shields and goggles are not currently IDPH approved. If you are not able to wear a mask for medical reasons, we ask that you seek an accommodation for the event by contacting 618-344-4230 by July 1, 2021.
2.Everyone in attendance will practice social distancing during the event, including maintaining six feet of separation those who are not in their households. To allow for social distancing, building and spectator capacity may be limited based on current public health department guidelines.
3.Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the venue.
4.Anyone who has experienced COVID-19 symptoms within the previous seven days is asked to stay home. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath.
If any of these guidelines presents a challenge for you, please contact us directly at 618-344-4230. We are happy to discuss what accommodations are possible so that we can look for ways that all youth and families can safely participate in this event.