Noble County OSU Extension

June-July 2020 Noble County Extension update

Noble County Farm Bureau would like to share the Noble County Extension information with members:

Dear Noble ANR Newsletter Subscribers, 

Since the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic led to the closure of our physical office in March, nearly all of employees of The Ohio State University have been exclusively teleworking. But, things have changed at the end of June!

The Ohio State University Extension Office of Noble County is reopen to the public on a limited basis. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. we will be open by appointment ONLY until further notice. The office will be closed for lunch each day from Noon to 1 p.m.

Staff members will rotate days in the office to assist clientele. We are still primarily teleworking, so it is best to call ahead if you plan to meet with a specific person. If you need to pick things up or have something to drop off, you can also call in advance and we can make arrangements to meet you outside the building, if preferred. There is also a secure drop-box located outside our main entrance to drop off items when the office is not physically open. Per OSU guidelines, we can only have one client at a time in the office and guests will be required to wear a mask. If you have any symptoms of illness or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please refrain from coming to the office at this time.

My day in the office to meet agriculture and natural resources needs will be Tuesdays beginning June 23 and will be on a one day per week basis for the foreseeable future. Field scouting, crop sampling and other services are also available by request, but must be scheduled ahead of time to abide by the University’s safety protocol.

All in-person events are still canceled through July 6, 2020. We will keep you informed as we know more about events after July 6. The safety of our community is OSU’s top priority. We look forward to meeting in-person with you at programs in the future. Please continue to reach out if OSU Extension can be of service to you.

Sincerely,

Christine Gelley, M.S. Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources Noble County Extension 

46049 Marietta Rd., Suite 2, Caldwell, OH 43724

740-732-5681 Office / 567-215-5677 Mobile / 740-732-5434 Fax [email protected] noble.osu.edu