SAINT JOHNS COUNTY – 4-H of St. Johns County has been advised that the University of Florida has moved to Phase III as of Sept. 21. This impacts 4-H by increasing the number of people who can gather at one time with approval. The approval process includes the club leader submitting paperwork that the agent uses to submit a request to UF justifying the increased number of participants. With approval, indoors: up to 50 people or ½ the room capacity in one room and outdoors: up to 250 people in one place. The approval process can take up to 2 weeks. No 4-H events/activities with more than 10 people are authorized until approval is granted by UF.
The social distancing and masks worn both inside and outside requirements are still in effect. Please note that according to UF policy, no waivers will be given to those individuals unable to wear a mask. Individuals who cannot wear a mask must participate virtually. If you need accommodations for virtual participation, please contact the 4-H office to make arrangements. If the participant cannot wear a mask for ANY reason, they will be asked to leave the meeting. Please do not challenge the volunteer club leader on this policy; they are following UF guidelines and have no authority to override the policy. Address questions and concerns about the masking policy directly to the 4-H office before attending a meeting.
If you are considering joining, it is still early and clubs have only met once or not at all yet. Check out the website for details on how to be an at-large member. If you have registered and not heard anything, it may be because payment has not been received. Contact the 4-H office if this is the case.
Walk-ins are still not allowed. Email us to schedule a time to come by. This is especially important if you are picking your prize for the summer series or a project book.
families. We are glad you are back.
4-H County Council announces the officers for 2020-21. They include Isaac Angelo, president; Mariah Derenzo, vice president; Kennedy Williams, secretary; Mai Clyce, treasurer; Corretta Williams, reporter; Helena Peterson, historian; and Gavin Williams, parliamentarian.