As part UW-Madison, Extension Waukesha County 4-H is following the lead of UW-Madison leadership in responding to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, in conjunction with public health and county officials. The latest guidance from UW-Madison and local government is to limit on-site work in addition to postponing all in-person events, which has led to all 4-H club, group, project and committee in-person meetings and eventsto be cancelled. This guidance is in reaction to a worldwide event whose impact is growing in our area and to ensure our communities are as safe as possible.
To mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the health and safety of our communities, all Extension Waukesha County staff have transitioned to telecommuting and remote delivery of our programming. This move is consistent with public heath guidance to limit exposure via protective measures or “flattening the curve.” We want to make sure we’re following best practice and promoting health and safety.
Guidance from UW-Madison is to suspend all 4-H face to face gatherings until at least May 15th and potentially longer. If this date is extended we will provide updates here.
Our purpose is to connect our communities to resources that can improve their lives. This hasn’t changed - even in this time of social distancing. We are transitioning our programming to online delivery. Staff are working on innovative methods to serve our audience. With limited or restricted access to public spaces such as schools, colleges, and government buildings, Extension staff are responding to give our stakeholders resources via the internet. Please be patient with us as we create new ways to deliver programming.
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H creates a supportive environment for diverse youth and adults to reach their fullest potential.
Youth and Family Educator
James M. Boling, Jr.
4-H Support Staff
Civil Rights Statement: An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.