On Wednesday September 1, 2021, the Ontario Government announced that proof of vaccination will be required in select indoor settings beginning September 22, 2021. Since the announcement, 4-H Ontario has been working diligently to identify vaccine processes for in-person 4-H activities that will be affected by the new government requirements.
The health and safety of our 4-H youth, volunteers and staff is of the utmost importance and for the safety of communities across Ontario. 4-H Ontario continues to comply with public health regulations and 4-H Associations and clubs are required to follow local public health regulations as well.
At present, 4-H youth and volunteers are not required to be vaccinated to participate in 4-H activities; however, if 4-H activities are held in a community venue, 4-H youth and volunteers must comply with the venue’s vaccination requirements.
4-H Ontario encourages Associations to continue offering virtual and hybrid club meetings to keep their 4-H’ers safe and their activities inclusive. 4-H participants are also encouraged to self-screen before attending any in-person 4-H activities and self -screening questions should be addressed at the beginning of each in-person 4-H activity.
With the changing pandemic landscape, 4-H Ontario continues to monitor Ontario government announcements and changes to vaccine processes are subject to change as more information becomes available. Please continue to check the Covid-19 news section of our website for up-to-date information.
Where to find more information on COVID-19:
Ontario Ministry of Health
Mental Health Resources for Youth
Mental Health Resources Relating to COVID-19