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This press release was issued by Yolo County on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 5:10pm. The modification / closure requirements are effective immediately.
Additional Closures in Yolo County per State Announcement
(Woodland, CA) – Per the State of California’s announcement today for counties on the County Monitoring List (List) for three consecutive days, the following industries will be closed in Yolo County effective immediately unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up:
These closures will impact 29 counties that are currently on the State’s List and represent more than 80% of the total population in California. In addition, all alcohol-only bars and breweries must close operations, both indoor and outdoor, statewide.
Yolo County has been on the State’s County Monitoring List since July 8 for exceeding the metrics related to elevated disease transmission and limited hospital capacity. Since being placed on the State’s List, Yolo County has been working with the California Department of Public Health and the State’s Strike Team to evaluate local case data, increase disease investigation and contact tracing, strategize enforcement of non-complying businesses, and continue public messaging on social distancing and face covering orders. Local hospitals have also been working to increase bed capacity, including additional ICU beds for those in need.
Yolo County will soon exceed 1,000 confirmed cases this week when four weeks ago on June 15th the County only had 255 cases. Residents and businesses are all required to wear face coverings, social distance by at least six feet, and stay home as much as possible to help lower the spread of COVID-19.
“Our local community continues to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 crises. As the virus spreads locally through a failure to observe health protocols, the impact widens,” said Chair to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors Gar Sandy. “The numbers of those infected continues to climb, our healthcare systems are jeopardized, and our business community is decimated. It is in everyone’s interest to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing. Avoid large gatherings at all costs. We must remain vigilant and re-dedicate ourselves to driving the cases numbers down.”
The County will be updating Attachment B (Business and Activity Restrictions) in the County’s amended health order and it will be available to view Tuesday, July 14 at: https://www.yolocounty.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=65054. To read the State’s guidance on closure of sectors visit: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Guidance-of-Closure-of-Sectors-in-Response-to-COVID-19.aspx. For more information about the County’s COVID-19 dashboards, visit: 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.