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Virginia Cooperative Extension, 4-H provide educational resources for proper care

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Virginia Cooperative Extension Specialist Renee Boyer demonstrates the proper hand-washing techniques to prevent spread of the coronavirus.

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – With the coronavirus continuing to spread across the country, the Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia 4-H have teamed up to support individuals, families and citizens as a whole to provide resources to use in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

It’s times like these that we need to step up and be there for each other. We are in unprecedented times and we want people to know that as community members, VCE and Virginia 4-H are here for you.”

Ed Jones, Director of Virginia Cooperative Extension

One of the main things people have been told to do on a fairly consistent basis is to wash your hands. VCE and Virginia 4-H have released a proper handwashing tutorial which can be viewed below.

Another key to staying healthy is to maintain an intake of proper nutrition. The Virginia Family Nutrition Program offers several materials that families can use.

Of course, it’s also best to maintain a steady exercise regimen, especially something that can be done at home. View some at-home exercise videos here.

Additional tools can be found online including grocery store questions and answers, retail packaging, best practices for food banks and resources for U-pick farms.

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