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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Press Release - Regional Stay at Home Order in Response to COVID-19

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COVID-19 - Regional Stay at Home Order in Response to COVID-19

December 9, 2020 - On December 3, Governor Newsom issued a Regional Stay at Home Order  in anticipation of limited intensive care unit (ICU) bed availability to meet the surge in COVID-19 related hospitalizations. This Order set a 15% available ICU bed threshold by Region as the trigger for a minimum three (3) week Stay at Home Order. The California Department of Public Health consolidated California counties into five “regions”, and Woodland is part of the Greater Sacramento region. 

The Greater Sacramento Region has dropped below the 15% available ICU bed threshold established through the Order. This means that effective Thursday, December 10th at 11:59 pm, the Stay at Home Order is mandated in our Region.  The Regional Stay at Home Order instructs Californians to stay at home as much as possible and to stop mixing between households that can lead to COVID-19 spread. In addition, restaurants will be restricted to take-out and delivery only; hair salons, barbershops, and personal care services must close; retail establishments are limited to 20% capacity; and breweries and wineries must close. For a complete list of affected businesses and services, see the Regional Stay at Home Order Guidelines

Mayor Rich Lansburgh encourages residents to stay vigilant to protect their health and the health of those around them: “While we are all taxed from the ongoing fight against COVID-19, it is imperative that we stay strong and together take steps to slow down the surge in cases. We need to make sure that our hospitals can maintain beds and ICU care for those who need it. Keeping our Woodland families, friends and neighbors healthy is our first priority. Secondly, let’s all continue to support our local businesses that are being impacted by ordering takeout or safely shopping within our community.” 

In response to the Stay at Home Order, the City of Woodland will close all City facilities to the public, including City Hall, the Municipal Service Center, the Police Department and Fire Stations effective December 11, 2020 (the Woodland Public Library and Woodland Community & Senior Center were previously closed for public use and will remain closed). Non-essential City staff will be telecommuting during this time. Due to holiday closures, the earliest that City facilities will re-open is January 4, 2021.

The City’s core operations will not be affected. These operations include police and fire services, operations and maintenance of critical infrastructure (sewer and water), garbage and recycling services, minimum parks maintenance, and management of the City’s emergency operations center. Non-emergency City services will not be available between December 24, 2020 and January 2, 2021 due to pre-planned holiday closures.                                                                               

City Hall: Effective December 11, 2020, City Hall will be closed to the public. However, those needing building permit and inspection services may contact (530) 661-5820. Individuals doing business with the City are encouraged to do so remotely by phone, email, or online. Phone numbers can be found on the City’s website www.cityofwoodland.org or by calling City Hall at (530) 661-5800.

Police Department: The Police Department Lobby will be closed to the public. Anyone needing assistance should call (530) 661-7800 Monday through Friday 7am to 7pm or e-mail WPDRecords@cityofwoodland.org. Call 911 to report a crime in progress, or a life threatening emergency. For immediate assistance or response from an officer, call (530) 666-2411. For more information on how to file a report or to use the Woodland Police Department Online Crime Reporting, visit https://www.cityofwoodland.org/525/File-a-Report

Other Facilities: The Library, Square One, Community & Senior Center and Woodland Sports Park (and associated programs) will be closed until further notice.  Reference questions and virtual library cards can be issued by emailing library@cityofwoodland.org. The Library will continue the curbside pick-up program. For more information visit: http://woodlandpubliclibrary.com/ . The Charles Brooks Community Pool will be closed for maintenance starting on December 19 and will reopen for lap swimming on January 1. Playgrounds will remain open.

Utility Bills: Utility bills can be paid online by visiting:    www.cityofwoodland.org/paymybill.  Utility bills can also be paid by calling (530) 661-5831, Option 1. If you need to pay in person with cash, please contact (530) 661-5831, Option 2 to schedule an appointment. Water will not be shut off for non-payment during this time.

Coronavirus in Woodland and Yolo County

The City of Woodland continues to closely monitor the impacts of the novel coronavirus (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 2,270 (as of 4 pm on December 9, 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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