Shelby County Office

810 Fair Road
Sidney, OH 45365

Hours of Operation

8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.



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Effective immediately, June 1, 2021:

  • Face masks are not required to be worn inside or outside at 4-H camp (day or overnight) for ALL employees AND clientele.
  • Face masks are not required to be worn inside or outside at any OSU Extension (including 4-H non-camp) programs and activities for ALL employees AND clientele.
  • Face masks are strongly recommended for those who are not yet fully vaccinated.
  • All other health and safety guidance is still in effect, such as physical distancing and sanitizing.
  • Local guidance (i.e., local health department, local landlord or building requirements, etc.) prevails, if there are more stringent requirements.
  • Individuals and/or family members may not attend if they or anyone living their household is experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell, or as been directly exposed (confirmed or suspected) to COVID-19 if they are not fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccinations are our best current protection against infection and a fatal outcome. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face mask, however we strongly recommend eligible, but unvaccinated, individuals to continue to properly wear a face mask when social distancing cannot be maintained.

These guidelines may be modified at any time if conditions change, and/or if the guidance is not followed, and/or if a local health department issues more stringent requirements.

Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-person Meetings & Events Updated April 26, 2021

Information effective April 26, 2021, includes:

  • Club meetings and events can meet in larger groups, as long as they can maintain physical distance, wear masks and practice good hand hygiene.

  • Fundraisers and community service activities may now take place. These events need to follow physical distancing, masking, and sanitizing guidance.

  • Food booths are permitted with local health department approval.

  • For other fundraisers involving food, food must be pre-packaged and dine-in events are not permitted.

  • Follow your local health department guidelines as they take precedence.

  • Face masks are required.

  • This includes inside AND outside at all times.

  • Program participants ages five and older, and parents/guardians must wear a mask.

  • Two exceptions to the face mask requirement relate to shooting sports and equine activities. Refer to the sections below on additional guidance for horse activitiesand shooting.

  • Medical conditions or disability exceptions are also permitted.

  • Potlucks and buffets are not permitted. Only pre-packaged food (e.g., boxed lunches) may be served. In addition to the guidance from the Ohio Department of Health, county and city health departments may release local health advisories limiting activities or encouraging additional caution. When a local health advisory is in effect, 4-H club meetings and activities must follow that guidance when it is more restrictive than these guidelines.


County News

  1. Ohio 4-H Releases Guide for Returning to In-Person Activities

    We’re happy to share we’ve received approval from Ohio State University leadership to resume in-person 4-H club meetings and activities starting immediately (as early as today, Tuesday, June 30, 2020). This is welcome news for our 3,039 Ohio 4-H clubs across the state.
  2. The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

    The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to fill the gap when children lose access to meals when schools are closed. Most often this occurs during summer vacation. However, during school closures related to the pandemic, meals are also being made available.
  3. OSU Extension Announces Agriculture and Natural Resources Madness: A Tournament of Education

    OSU Extension Announces Agriculture and Natural Resources Madness: A Tournament of Education

    OSU Extension is Open for Business  Learn with us virtually!