City of Woodland - COVID-19
Updated 11/19/2020 2:00pm
Yolo County COVID Hotline
833-Yolo-COV - 833-965-6268
Please call the Yolo County hotline with COVID-related questions or concerns.
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, residents are advised to follow these health practices:
- Do not gather. If you gather, organize small, short, outdoor gatherings with no more than three households and 16 people.
- Stay home if you have symptoms of illness or are high-risk
- Wear a face covering.
- Maintain at least six feet of physical distance from those not in your household.
- Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer regularly.
Yolo County Moves to the Purple Tier
Effective November 17, Yolo County was moved back to the more restrictive purple, or widespread, tier after the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced changes to its Blueprint framework. Yolo County has experienced a surge of positive cases recently and Public Health staff are urging residents to exercise personal responsibility by following preventive health measures and avoiding social gatherings. To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Yolo County has enacted a variety of tactics including: limiting gatherings in its local health order on October 21; releasing a gathering guidance which states that any gathering must be limited to three households, 16 people or less, for no more than two hours and outdoors only; providing a holiday guidance on how residents can celebrate the winter season more safely; following up on business complaints from the public; and continuing to offer free COVID-19 testing in communities. CDPH also recently released a new travel advisory that recommends people to quarantine for 14 days after arrival or return to California.
A return to the purple tier drastically impacts many local businesses that will now have to close indoor business operations or reduce capacity. Effective November 17, the following businesses will have these restrictions:
- Family entertainment centers: Outdoors only with modifications
- Gyms and fitness centers: Outdoors only with modifications
- Movie theaters: Outdoors only with modifications
- Museums, zoos and aquariums: Outdoors only with modifications
- Places of worship: Outdoors only with modifications
- Retail: Open indoors with a maximum of 25% occupancy
- Restaurants: Outdoors only with modifications
- Shopping centers: Open indoors with a maximum of 25% occupancy
Infographics on Purple Tier Activities
Support Small Business Assistance Program
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds were originally allocated to Yolo County and accepted for use by the City of Woodland at the Tuesday, November 17 City Council meeting.
Small businesses may apply for $500 per full-time equivalent employee (FTE) up to a maximum of $10,000 to assist with general business expenses such as payroll and sanitation. Independent contractors may also apply for up to $500.
In addition, small businesses may also apply for up to $10,000 in reimbursement of expenditures necessary to serve clients outdoors during the winter months, such as winterization or facility improvements.
Applications are due Monday, November 30 at 5:00 PM.
An information Session will be held on November 23rd at 10am. https://zoom.us/j/99689700929
Meeting ID: 996 8970 0929 Passcode: 12345
Or Call in:+16699006833,,99689700929# US
Green Check Program
The GREEN CHECK PROGRAM is a new, voluntary program from Yolo County that businesses can apply for to show that they are in compliance with state and local guidance regarding COVID-19 and that public health and safety is a priority.
Businesses that have been certified as compliant will receive a certificate from the County featuring a green check mark and the text “Certificate of Compliance.” This signage means that the County has identified the business as following the guidelines and requirements set forth by the State of California and Yolo County. Green Check businesses will also be featured on the County’s website: https://www.yolocounty.org/green-check.
For more information about the Green Check Program’s application and which businesses have received a certificate, visit: https://www.yolocounty.org/green-check.
Important Information from Yolo County:
- Navigating Yolo County COVID19 Page - May 15, 2020
- Workplace Exposure Reporting - May 15, 2020
- Business Face Covering Distribution - May 15, 2020
- High Risk Populations - May 15, 2020
- Stay at Home Infographic - May 2020
- Financial Scams - May 2020
- Close Quarters and Apartments - May 2020
- Mental Health Infographic - March 25, 2020
- Limit Social Gatherings (English)
- Protecting Your Family (Spanish)
- Face Coverings (Spanish)
- Limit Social Gatherings (Spanish)
- Protecting Your Family (English)
- Protecting Your Family (English)
- Contact Tracing
- Cubicle & Interaction Reminders
- Daily Health Reminders For Food Service
- Face Covering Request Links
- My Responsibility to My Community
- Protocol and Recommendations
- Social Distancing Protocol
- Template for Dine-In Services
- Workplace Exposure Reporting
A supporting tactic in the County’s ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ is a new heath order requiring members of the public and workers to wear a face covering. The purpose of this order is to provide additional public health protection in settings that present a risk of COVID-19 transmission. Face coverings must be worn in public settings, such as:
- Waiting in line to go inside a store
- Shopping at a store
- Picking up food at a restaurant
- On public transportation (or waiting for it)
- In a taxi or rideshare vehicle
- Seeking healthcare
- Going into facilities allowed to stay open
- Working an essential job that interacts with the public
- Children 2 years and older should be encouraged to wear a mask when around others closer than 6 feet. When they do, they must be supervised by an adult.
Press Releases issued by the City of Woodland
Ordinances and Resolutions Related to COVID-19
The City of Woodland is taking steps to provide critical information and resources to lessen the impact on local businesses. Please click here to visit the City’s Economic Development COVID-19 Response webpage.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act - A comprehensive Guide to the CARES Act is available by clicking here. Links to specific fund assistance resources:
Emphasis on FACTS not fear. Go to trusted and verified websites:
- 2-1-1 Yolo County or call 2-1-1
- Yolo County Coronavirus Information yolocounty.org
- Sate of California https://covid19.ca.gov/
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/
- The California Department of Public Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/
- Interactive Global Map COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University