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The following press release was issued by Yolo County on June 15, 2021:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Frank Schneegas
February 26, 2021 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yolo County to Fully Reopen Businesses and Activities in Accordance with the State’s June 15 Reopening Plans
(Woodland, CA) – Effective June 15, Yolo County will allow businesses to reopen and activities to resume in alignment with the retirement of the State of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The statewide transition to Beyond the Blueprint eliminates the color-coded tier system for counties. Moving to Beyond the Blueprint will allow Yolo County to fully eliminate capacity limits and remove local restrictions on business operations as well as eliminate masking requirements for fully vaccinated residents in most settings. However, masking will still be required for all residents in certain settings as outlined below.
Starting June 15, the following restrictions apply:
Proof of full vaccination or of a recent negative COVID-19 test is required for persons attending indoor mega events (consisting of 5,000 or more attendees) and is recommended for those attending outdoor mega events (consisting of 10,000 or more attendees).
“With our local case rate very low and the majority of Yolo County residents vaccinated, now is an appropriate time to loosen COVID-19 restrictions, says Dr. Aimee Sisson, Yolo County’s Public Health Officer. However, she continues to urge the unvaccinated to exercise caution. “While the Blueprint framework is ending today, the pandemic is not. The virus that causes COVID-19 continues to circulate in Yolo County. Those who are not yet vaccinated remain at risk of infection and should continue to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 by wearing masks indoors.”
In settings where masks are required only for unvaccinated individuals, businesses, venue operators or hosts may choose to:
For additional information about Beyond the Blueprint, visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy. For more on the County’s dashboards and metrics, visit: https://www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus-dashboard. Residents can also call Yolo 2-1-1 for resource information. For additional updates follow Yolo County on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/YoloCounty/ or Twitter at: https://twitter.com/YoloCountyCA.