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Officials say the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds are off-limits indefinitely in a move that stems from the recent discovery of avian influenza in Dubois County.  Local, state and federal officials are continuing to work in order to resolve the situation.

The Dubois County Emergency Response team has enacted the fairgrounds as a staging area. Unless otherwise noted, access to the fairgrounds is restricted to the general public. That includes all 4-H members and volunteers.

All 4-H meetings and events scheduled for the property need to be moved to another location, rescheduled for another time or canceled.

Adult leaders and volunteers should notify Jennifer Monarch, a 4-H youth development leader with Dubois County’s Purdue Extension, if they decide to change or cancel a meeting. The Purdue Extension office will relay information about changes to interested parties who call the office.

Monarch will continue to send updates about specific events to volunteers and members as needed.

The Purdue Extension will notify the public when the restriction is lifted. Anyone in need of access to or materials from the fairgrounds should call the Purdue Extension office in Jasper at 812-482-1782.

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