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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Press Release - Preparing to Reopen - Retailers and Restaurants

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May 22, 2020 - Preparing to Reopen - Retail and Restaurants

On May 19, Yolo County submitted a written attestation plan to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to pursue a variance to move further into Stage 2 of the Governor’s resilience roadmap. The attestation certifies that the County has met the readiness criteria outlined by the State and that the County is able to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  On May 20, the County received plan approval, allowing the Yolo County Public Health Officer and Board of Supervisors to consider expanded Stage 2 business reopening including destination retail (retail stores) and dine-in restaurants, as now permitted by the State.  The County Board of Supervisors will consider these modifications to the County’s Shelter In Place order at their next meeting on Tuesday, May 26.  

Restaurants and Non-Essential Retailers in Yolo County are not yet permitted to re-open for dine-in/in-store service, as noted above.  However, local restaurants, eating establishments and retailers are encouraged to begin preparing for future re-opening by reviewing the guidance issued by the State for Dine-In Restaurants located here: https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/  and for Retailers located here: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-retail.pdf.  It is recommended businesses also review the Yolo County Face Covering order: https://www.yolocounty.org/home/showdocument?id=64160.

Stay informed on the new policies and guidelines for businesses permitted to reopen in line with State and Local Shelter In Place orders, by visiting the “Yolo County Roadmap to Recovery”  here: https://bit.ly/2WFKRYf

For daily updates at 12 pm, you can also tune into the Governor’s COVID-19 live stream Press Conference: https://bit.ly/2LOVD9d

For daily Yolo County Press Briefings, visit the Yolo County COVID webpage: https://www.yolocounty.org/health-human-services/adults/communicable-disease-investigation-and-control/novel-coronavirus-2019

Coronavirus in Woodland and Yolo County

The City of Woodland continues to closely monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and provide information to assist residents and businesses to respond to the emergency as it evolves.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Woodland is 89 (as of 5 pm on May 21, 2020). Stay up to date by visiting the Yolo County Novel Coronavirus website.

Additional information can also be found at www.cityofwoodland.org. To receive email alerts from the City of Woodland visit www.cityofwoodland/notifyme. To receive email alerts from the County visit www.yolocounty.org.

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