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Yolo County’s attestation was approved on May 20th by the California Department of Public Health. This allows the County to move more quickly through Stage 2 of the State’s reopening plan. Effective Friday, June 12th, Yolo County will begin allowing additional activities to resume operations. The County is re-opening these activities following low 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.
Effective June 12th, the following activities are allowed to resume as long as they 1) follow State and/or County guidelines, 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)
• Family entertainment centers (including movie theaters with limited capacity)
• Bars and wineries; local guidance
• Zoos, museums, galleries and aquariums
• Gyms and fitness facilities
• Hotels (for tourism and individual travel)
• Cardrooms and racetracks
• Campgrounds and outdoor recreation
• Public swimming pool protocol and Public swimming pool guidance (saunas, spas and hot tubs should remain closed) See guidance for fitness facilities, hotels, and campgrounds
• Wedding ceremonies
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.
For Yolo County guidance on swimming pools: https://www.yolocounty.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=64797.
For Yolo County protocol on swimming pools: https://www.yolocounty.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=64799
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.
Although you may note in the state guidance documents that face coverings are encouraged, it is important to know that in Yolo County, it is MANDATORY to wear a face covering as there is a separate, local Health Order on the use of face coverings. If you have questions about face coverings you can find more information at: https://www.yolocounty.org/home/showdocument?id=64160.
In order to reopen the above referenced activities, you must 1) follow State and/or County guidelines, 2) adhere to the County’s face covering order; and 3) comply with strict social distancing protocols.
Yolo County has prepared additional materials for you to assist you in complying with the various requirements. You can find the Business Toolkit resources at https://www.yolocounty.org/Business-Toolkit. The toolkit includes a plan template, Public Health contact information if you or your staff come in contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, informational flyers to display for staff and patrons of your establishment, and more.
We understand that many businesses are eager to resume operations. We thank you for your continued patience at this time as we seek to reopen in a manner that continues to safeguard the health of our community.