M4HC Covid-19 Update

Dear 4-H Manitoba members, leaders and families,

We have received a number of questions relating to the email (below) issued on Friday about the immediate suspension of 4-H activities.  I wish to confirm that, at this time, irrespective of the size of your project group, club, interclub or Area or the type of activity planned, ALL 4-H activities are suspended until April 13.  To put it simply, there are currently no 4-H Manitoba sanctioned events taking place which means there is no insurance coverage either.

Please note that the M4HC Brandon office is currently closed and the staff are working from home.  We can all be contacted on our regular office email or on the following telephone numbers:

Leslie Bryde 204-726-6136
Shannon Carvey 204-573-4829
Dawn Krinke 204-901-1813
Linda McRae-Walker 204-728-2880
Susan Robbins 204-728-8111
Lynn Silver 204-573-4308

We understand that this is a difficult time but it is about keeping everyone safe and healthy so we ask that you comply with the requirements of the Government of Canada’s website at
canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html and Manitoba Health at
https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.  Thank you.
 
Regards
Dawn Krinke
Executive Director
Manitoba 4-H Council Inc.
1129 Queens Avenue
Brandon MB  R7A 1L9
(204) 726-6136 (204) 901-1813 cell
dkrinke@4h.mb.ca


Dear 4-H Manitoba members, leaders and families,
 
We wish to provide you with an update regarding 4-H Manitoba and Coronavirus (COVID-19).
 
The health, safety and security of our youth members, leaders and families remains our number one priority.  Taking account of the Education Department’s decision to close all Manitoba public schools with effect from March 23 and the decision of local school divisions to cancel public events in their schools with immediate effect, 4-H Manitoba will suspend all club, inter-club, Area and provincial activities until April 13, 2020.  It is anticipated that the Provincial Communications Competition will be postponed until late May/early June in the hope that Area competitions can still take place within this time frame.
 
This is a dynamic and evolving situation and we will continue to monitor official sources of information and recommendations re: Covid-19.  We will communicate regularly with timely, relevant and accurate information.
 
Planning for 4-H Manitoba’s programs is still moving forward for events outside of this month-long window.  We encourage program participants, chaperones and families to continue to plan for our upcoming programs as 4-H Manitoba is not cancelling or delaying other programs at this time.
 
For more information on COVID-19, please consult the Government of Canada’s website at canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html and Manitoba Health at https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/
 
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or are seeking clarification.
 
Candace Tolton/Dawn Krinke
President/Executive Director
Manitoba 4-H Council Inc.
1129 Queens Avenue
Brandon MB  R7A 1L9
(204) 726-6136 (204) 901-1813 cell
dkrinke@4h.mb.ca