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Yolo County announced a new, voluntary ‘Green Check Program’ for local businesses to apply for that recognizes and endorses businesses that are in compliance with the Yolo County and State COVID-19 health and safety requirements and guidelines. The intent of the program is to encourage COVID-19 compliance, publicly recognize local businesses that are helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among staff and customers, and to inform the public of COVID-19 compliant establishments.
Through this incentive program, businesses will need to fill out a simple application that says their establishment is COVID-19 compliant by implementing and following set guidelines. These guidelines include face covering requirements, proper signage and distribution, personnel training, handwashing and hand-sanitizing protocols, cleaning and disinfecting protocols, measures to maintain social distancing, and measures to prevent unnecessary contact. Businesses that have been certified as compliant will receive a certificate from the County featuring a green check mark and the text “Certificate of Compliance.” This signage means that the County has identified the business as following the guidelines and requirements set forth by the estate of California and Yolo County to help keep the public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. These businesses will also be featured on the County’s website at https://www.yolocounty.org/green-check.
In order to apply, businesses must complete and turn in an application verifying that their business is meeting the established COVID-19 guidelines, which will be available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian. Upon submission, the business will receive the certificate and their name will be placed on the County’s website designated for this program. Businesses must continue to remain compliant with the COVID-19 guidelines in order to remain in the program.
“The creation of the Green Check Incentive program provides us with a way of recognizing and thanking the many businesses in Yolo County that stepped up and provided a safe and healthy environment for their customers and employees in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Gary Sandy, Chair of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. “The creativity, responsiveness and innovation put forth by so many of our Yolo County businesses have been nothing short of extraordinary. We want to thank them and provide their customers with the confidence that when they enter these businesses they can be assured that health and safety are a top priority.”
For more information about the Green Check Program’s application and which businesses have received a certificate, visit: https://www.yolocounty.org/green-check. For additional updates follow Yolo County on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/YoloCounty/ or Twitter at: https://twitter.com/YoloCountyCA.