April 1, 2020: The State Field Day planning team monitored information regarding COVID-19 from the California Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The UC Davis campus canceled all events on-campus through spring quarter. Our priority is ensuring the safety of the young people in the 4-H program, their families, and our community.
State 4-H Field Day will host virtual contests.
Therefore, we decided to move to a virtual format for State 4-H Field Day 2020. State 4-H Field Day will NOT be hosted on May 30 at UC Davis.
Virtual State 4-H Field Day Announcement 4-1-2020
We considered several options and considered each contest separately as a good way to proceed. Each contest coordinator was asked to plan how their contest could go virtual; unfortunately, several did not lend themselves to a virtual format and the contest coordinators decided to cancel their contest. The decision to cancel contests was not taken lightly and know members may be disappointed.
State 4-H Field Day will host a virtual awards ceremony on May 30 starting at 6:00pm pacific.
We know that virtual contests do not solve the problem for every contest or every family. We also recognize people have other serious priorities. 4-H participation may not be a priority at this time. We also understand not everyone has a home Internet connection and may not be able to participate virtually. Furthermore, we did not want to postpone events into the new program/school year. Our goal is to do the best we can in maintaining some normalcy and continuing the learning experiences for as many youth as possible, honoring the work they have put in over this program year to prepare for their event at State 4-H Field Day. For those who cannot participate this way, we want to keep track and see what we can do. So even if a young person cannot participate virtually, we ask them to complete the registration form and note this in the comments box.
With much appreciation, State 4-H Field Day Team @ email@example.com.