An emergency meeting of the Hardin County Agricultural Society was held on September 5, 2020.
Board President Corey Ledley called the meeting to order at 9:30 am. The Board discussed the need to develop and refine rules regarding confirmed reports of any individuals, exhibitors or otherwise, who have been issued a quarantine order from the Kenton-Hardin Health Department (KHHD.)
The Board discussed possible options to consider when an exhibitor notifies the Fair Board of an exhibiting individual or their household who have been issued a quarantine order from the KHHD. Based on numerous opinions and options, the Board determined the following requirements:
- Any individual or household, whether exhibitor or otherwise, who have been issued a quarantine order related to a positive COVID-19 test, from KHHD or any other authorized health authority, are not permitted to attend the 2020 Hardin County Fair. This includes any quarantine order issued as a direct result of a positive COVID-19 test to an individual, or any quarantine order issued as a result of contract tracing caused by a separate individual testing positive for COVID-19 (e.g. someone determined to be close proximity to an individual testing positive for COVID-19, but who neither themselves been tested nor have a confirmed test result for COVID-19).
- Any exhibitor who has been issued a quarantine order, as described in the bullet above, who has a livestock animal(s) registered for a livestock show may have their animal(s) shown by an individual who meets BOTH of the following criteria:
- Is a sibling of the exhibitor, and
- Is him/herself an exhibitor at the 2020 Hardin County Fair
- Any exhibitor meeting the criteria above, who is showing another exhibitor’s animal(s) because of an issued quarantine order, may also participate in the livestock sale in their place.
- Any exhibitor who does not meet the criteria above may not participate in the livestock show. Their animal will not be allowed on the grounds at any time. The exhibitor is responsible for the marketing of the animal. The exhibitor will be allowed to sell in the Premium Sale – without being present – so long as the exhibitor’s parent(s) or legal guardian authorizes the Hardin County Fair Board to announce, at the time of the Premium Sale, that the exhibitor was unable to participate in the applicable livestock show because of uncontrollable circumstances related to an order issued by KHHD. A form must be completed by the exhibitor’s parent(s) or legal guardian, and that form will be maintained at the Hardin County Fair office. Exhibitors and families can request this authorization form by emailing [email protected]
It was moved and seconded to approve the bulleted items above. The motion was passed.
The Board reiterated that these changes are being made solely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and all associated local and state-issued health orders.
No new business was discussed and the meeting was adjourned.