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The following press release was issued by Yolo County. The City of Woodland is posting that same press release.
(Woodland, CA) – Effective 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 6, additional restrictions will be in place in Yolo County specifically directed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 by reducing interactions between people of different households. Residents are strongly encouraged to stay home as much as possible while certain industries are required to limit operations. COVID-19 is more prevalent in the community now than ever before and activities that may have previously been safe, now pose a higher risk.
On December 3, 2020, the State announced a “new Regional Stay Home Order” in response to rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across California. The Regional Stay Home Order takes effect if intensive care unit (ICU) capacity drops below 15% in a region. If the Regional Stay Home Order takes effect, counties in the region are subject to new State restrictions. By taking action now rather than waiting until regional ICU beds are in critically short supply, Yolo County aims to lower case rates and lessen the strain on the local hospital system.
Impacted industries in the revised Attachment B of the Yolo County Health Officer Order include:
“Yolo County hospitals are running out of ICU beds,” said Yolo County Public Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson. “If more people become infected with coronavirus, we are facing the reality of not having enough resources to adequately treat them. We have to act now to slow the spread by limiting high-risk activities that bring people close together, especially when they aren’t wearing masks. Even where activities are still permitted, individuals should minimize exposure to people they don’t live with. For example, restaurants will stay open outdoors, but only people who live together should dine together. COVID risk is higher now than it has ever been, so people must reconsider their activities in light of this changing context.”
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, residents are advised to follow these health practices:
To read the complete Health Order with amendments, visit: https://www.yolocounty.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=67466. For additional information about the State’s new Regional Stay Home order, visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/. For more information about Yolo County’s Roadmap to Recovery, visit: www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus-roadmap. Residents can call Yolo 2-1-1 for resource information.