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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Press Release - Additional Activities to Resume in Yolo County June 12

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City of Woodland

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June 11, 2020 - Additional Activities to Resume in Yolo County June 12th

(Woodland, CA) – Effective Friday, June 12, Yolo County will begin allowing additional activities to resume operations. The County is re-opening these activities following low Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) cases locally and with specified guidelines to ensure the continued protection of public health and safety. This includes strict social distancing requirements and the mandatory use of face coverings, in accordance with local health orders.

The State of California announced last week activities that were permitted to resume, either statewide or in variance-approved counties, as early as June 12. Per the new Yolo County Health Order issued on May 28, 2020, businesses and activities must wait for the County’s Public Health Officer to allow state approved activities to resume. This provides the County with time to assess local conditions and the supporting state guidance.

Effective June 12, the following activities are allowed to resume as long as they 1) follow State and/or County guidance, 2) adhere to the County’s face covering order; 3) comply with strict social distancing protocols:

  • Schools (further details regarding school re-openings will be provided by schools or school districts at a later date)
  • Day camps
  • Music, film and TV production
  • Professional sports (without live audiences)
  • Movie theaters and family entertainment centers
  • Bars and wineries
  • Zoos, museums, galleries and aquariums
  • Gyms and fitness facilities
  • Hotels (for tourism and individual travel)
  • Cardrooms and racetracks
  • Campgrounds and outdoor recreation
  • Public swimming pools (saunas, spas and hot tubs should remain closed)
  • Wedding ceremonies (no reception)

Public swimming pools are being permitted based on recommendations from the State in the guidance for pools at fitness facilities, hotels, and campgrounds. Direct guidance for pools is available from Yolo County Environmental Health and does not permit the use of saunas, spas, and hot tubs. Wedding ceremonies are protected under the First Amendment and align with the State guidance permitting places of worship and cultural ceremonies. However, wedding receptions will not be permitted.

Resources regarding re-opening requirements, including state guidance may be located on the County webpage at www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus-roadmap. Businesses may also request supply of free face coverings by submitting a request in English to: https://forms.gle/PtfPgW9xMNdBuB9N7 or in Spanish to: https://forms.gle/8Lad99MiiNmZusB5A.

As these activities reopen, the public is responsible for adhering to the rules or guidelines that are set by these entities as well as practicing social distancing and wearing a face covering. Everyone has a role to play in keeping our communities safe and healthy. Older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions should continue to stay at home as much as possible except for accessing essential services and activities.

While the State Order is in effect, counties are prohibited from reopening businesses that have not been approved. Items not permitted in the current stage of the State’s Readiness Plan include: nail salons, libraries, playgrounds, nightclubs, concert venues, live audience sports, theme parks, higher education, live theater, and others. Counties are permitted to be more restrictive, not less, than the State regarding the reopening of activities.

COVID-19 Documents Webpage

In addition, Yolo County has established a new COVID-19 documents webpage located at www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus-documents. This webpage allows residents to more easily search and filter through current COVID-19 related documents including local and state guidelines, infographics, and translations. Specifically, the Work Place Exposure document is available on this page, and available here to provide guidance for employers, employees, community members and on the steps to take when reporting any confirmed cases of COVID-19 to Yolo County Public Health.

Lap Swimming in Woodland

Lap swimming at the Charles Brooks Swim Center will start on Monday June 22. Advanced registration and payment is required with one hour slots being available for each of the 18 lanes. Registration information and lap swim times will be available beginning June 17th on the Community Service Department’s webpage, www.cityofwoodland.org/lapswim. Anticipated lap swim times are Monday through Friday from 10 am – 1 pm (lane reservations at 10 and 11 am and 12 pm) and from 5 pm – 8 pm (lane reservations at 5, 6, and 7 pm). Lap swimming times on Saturday and Sunday will be from 10 am – 1 pm (lane reservations at 10 and 11 am and 12 pm). No indoor showers or locker rooms will be available for use. Participants will be limited to 60 minutes at the start of each hour.

Pool reservations for organized sports or other uses are not available. Unfortunately, because of the close proximity of participants for public swimming and swimming lessons, we do not anticipate being able to offer these programs this summer.

Next City Council Meeting

The next City Council meeting will be on June 16th. The meeting will be held via teleconference and Council members and the public will participate via teleconference. Those locations are not listed on the agenda and are not accessible to the public.

The public is encouraged to listen to the City Council meeting live on Woodland TV Channel 20 and also by viewing the Upcoming Meetings on the City webpage (when the meeting is Live, you will see a Live icon to the left of the meeting).

If you wish to make a comment during general public comment or on a specific agenda item, there are three (3) ways to do that: 1) Join the Zoom City Council meeting by clicking on the link below for instructions; 2) Leave a voice mail message at (530) 661-5900. All voice mail messages received by 6:00 p.m. will be played during the City Council meeting and read into the record at the appropriate time; and 3) If you are watching the live stream and wish to make a comment on an item as it is being heard you may submit an email to the City Clerk at CouncilMeetings@cityofwoodland.org prior to Public Comment on that item. Email comments submitted to be read into the record shall be no more than three (3) minutes when read aloud. Please include the agenda item in the subject line.

Click the following link for: Meeting participation and Zoom Instructions

Coronavirus in Woodland and Yolo County

The City of Woodland continues to closely monitor the impacts of 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 103 (as of 5 pm on June 10, 2020). Stay up to date by visiting the Yolo County Novel Coronavirus website.

Additional information can also be found at www.cityofwoodland.org. To receive email alerts from the City of Woodland visit www.cityofwoodland/notifyme. To receive email alerts from the County visit www.yolocounty.org.

City of Woodland Contact:  Jen Robinson (530) 661-5800

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