City of Woodland - COVID-19
Updated 9/9/2020 11:00am
Green Check Program
The GREEN CHECK PROGRAM is a new, voluntary program from Yolo County that businesses can apply for to show that they are in compliance with state and local guidance regarding COVID-19 and that public health and safety is a priority.
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 State of California and Yolo County. Green Check businesses will also be featured on the County’s website: https://www.yolocounty.org/green-check.
For more information about the Green Check Program’s application and which businesses have received a certificate, visit: https://www.yolocounty.org/green-check.
Blueprint For a Safer Economy
On August 28, 2020, the state of California announced the replacement of the County Data Monitoring List with a new tiered framework for reducing COVID-19 in the state called 'Blueprint for a Safer Economy.' Counties are placed in tiers based on new cases and test positivity rate.
Current Yolo County Risk Level: Yolo County is placed on the most restrictive tier - Widespread
For more information:
Local Order Approves Outdoor Hair Salons and Barbershops
Following Governor Newsom’s announcement allowing hair salons and barbershops to work outdoors, on July 20th, Yolo County allows this activity. Businesses interested in providing these services must follow State Industry Guidance as well as local health orders and regulations. Please click here for the State’s Industry Guidance document for Hair Salon and Babershop Services Provided Outdoors.
Yolo County has created a "Business Office Toolkit" which provides guidance, signage, and templates to ensure business success and compliance. Please click the following link to view this Toolkit: https://www.yolocounty.org/health-human-services/adults/communicable-disease-investigation-and-control/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-business-toolkit
Blueprint for a Safer Economy
The State of California revealed on August 28 a new tiered framework titled ‘Blueprint for a Safer Economy’ for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.
Every county in California is assigned to a tier (widespread, substantial, moderate or minimal), based on its rate of new cases and test positivity.At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly and tiers are updated on Tuesdays. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier. Public health officials are constantly monitoring data and can step in if necessary.
Currently, Yolo County is in the widespread, or most restrictive, tier for having been on the State’s County Data Monitoring List before this new framework. Even though certain activities may be allowed to reopen based on this new framework, the local Health Officer must give the final okay or approval for that activity to reopen based on local data, outbreaks, and health information.
To learn more about the State's new 'Blueprint for a Safer Economy,' click here.
To learn more about what is allowed to reopen in each tier (with a final okay by the local Health Officer, click here.
The following activities remain CLOSED in Yolo County:
Important Information from Yolo County:
- Navigating Yolo County COVID19 Page - May 15, 2020
- Workplace Exposure Reporting - May 15, 2020
- Business Face Covering Distribution - May 15, 2020
- High Risk Populations - May 15, 2020
- Stay at Home Infographic - May 2020
- Financial Scams - May 2020
- Close Quarters and Apartments - May 2020
- Mental Health Infographic - March 25, 2020
- Limit Social Gatherings (English)
- Protecting Your Family (Spanish)
- Face Coverings (Spanish)
- Limit Social Gatherings (Spanish)
- Protecting Your Family (English)
- Protecting Your Family (English)
- Contact Tracing
- Cubicle & Interaction Reminders
- Daily Health Reminders For Food Service
- Face Covering Request Links
- My Responsibility to My Community
- Protocol and Recommendations
- Social Distancing Protocol
- Template for Dine-In Services
- Workplace Exposure Reporting
A supporting tactic in the County’s ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ is a new heath order requiring members of the public and workers to wear a face covering. The purpose of this order is to provide additional public health protection in settings that present a risk of COVID-19 transmission. Face coverings must be worn in public settings, such as:
- Waiting in line to go inside a store
- Shopping at a store
- Picking up food at a restaurant
- On public transportation (or waiting for it)
- In a taxi or rideshare vehicle
- Seeking healthcare
- Going into facilities allowed to stay open
- Working an essential job that interacts with the public
- Children 2 years and older should be encouraged to wear a mask when around others closer than 6 feet. When they do, they must be supervised by an adult.
Press Releases issued by the City of Woodland
Ordinances and Resolutions Related to COVID-19
The City of Woodland is taking steps to provide critical information and resources to lessen the impact on local businesses. Please click here to visit the City’s Economic Development COVID-19 Response webpage.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act - A comprehensive Guide to the CARES Act is available by clicking here. Links to specific fund assistance resources:
Emphasis on FACTS not fear. Go to trusted and verified websites:
- 2-1-1 Yolo County or call 2-1-1
- Yolo County Coronavirus Information yolocounty.org
- Sate of California https://covid19.ca.gov/
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/
- The California Department of Public Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/
- Interactive Global Map COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University