The ISU Webster County Extension And Outreach Office released a statement Monday Night cancelling the FFA and 4-H events at this year’s fair after they had employees exposed to covid-19. Below is their statement.
The Webster County Extension and Outreach office had staff members exposed to a positive case
of COVID-19. On July 6, 2020 the office received notice that an individual who was present at the
Webster County Extension office the week of June 28, 2020, received a confirmed positive
COVID-19 test result.
Out of an abundance of caution for our youth, volunteers, and families, Webster County Extension
and Outreach made the difficult decision to cancel the 4-H and FFA portions of the 2020 Webster
County Fair. The Webster County Extension office will be closed to the public through Tuesday,
July 14 th for cleaning and disinfecting all impacted areas in accordance with CDC guidelines.
“The Webster County Fair is a summer highlight for many of our 4-H and FFA members and their
families. Youth have worked all year with their projects to be able to showcase their fair exhibits,”
said Jerry Chizek, Regional Director. “The health and safety of everyone involved is our top
Extension and Outreach patrons who visited the Webster County office the week of June 28th are
encouraged to monitor their health and consult current CDC/public health guidance. You are
encouraged to contact public health or your healthcare provider with questions.