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April 27, 2020 - Yolo County, Please Cover Your Face
Yolo County’s Health Officer has issued an order that requires face coverings be worn when in public with enforcement beginning today, April 27, 2020. The Shelter in Place order remains in effect and continues to require people to stay at home as much as possible and maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from others.
The use of simple cloth face coverings is to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. When you are wearing a face covering, wash your hands before and after touching and adjusting the mask.
This Order is not a substitute for existing guidance to maintain 6-feet of physical distance from non-household members and performing frequent hand hygiene with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Wearing cloth face coverings will not prevent spread of COVID-19 without these other protective measures.
Our best community and individual defense against COVID-19 is:
What is a cloth face covering?
If you would like to sew your own mask, see How to Sew a Face Mask (New York Times) for step-by-step instructions. Here is an instructional video by the US Surgeon General: Making a No Sew Face Covering from a T-shirt.
Do cloth face coverings prevent the spread of COVID-19?
There is evidence to suggest that use of cloth face coverings helps reduce disease transmission. However, they can reduce the release of infectious particles into the air when someone speaks, coughs, or sneezes, including someone who has COVID-19 but feels well. Cloth face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing, washing your hands, and staying home when you are ill, but they may be helpful when combined with these measures.
When do I wear a cloth face covering?
Wearing a cloth face covering does not eliminate the need for other preventive measures, such as washing hands and social distancing.
Who does not have to wear a face covering?
How should I care for a cloth face covering?
Wash your cloth face covering frequently, ideally after each use, or at least daily. Masks should be washed with detergent and hot water and dried on a hot cycle. If you must re-wear your cloth face covering before washing, wash your hands immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face.
Discard cloth face coverings that:
Coronavirus in Woodland and Yolo County
The City of Woodland continues to closely monitor the impacts of the novel coronavirus (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 81 (as of 5 pm on April 26, 2020). Stay up to date by visiting the Yolo County Novel Coronavirus website.