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

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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.

Meeting ID: 996 8970 0929 Passcode: 12345

Or Call in:+16699006833,,99689700929# US

For application documents and additional information, please visit the Economic Development webpage by clicking here.

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.

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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:

For more information about the Green Check Program’s application and which businesses have received a certificate, visit:

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All businesses and industries must:
1. Follow the social distancing protocol (completed and posted at entry or prominent location)
2. Adhere to any hyperlinks below or specific State guidance and checklist (scroll down the State page to select your industry).

Business Face Covering Distribution

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.

Click here to read the full press release from Yolo County.

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Yolo County has established an interactive dashboard for information regarding the COVID-19 disease in Yolo County. Information is updated daily.

Press Releases issued by the City of Woodland

June 25, 2020 - Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

25 de junio de 2020 - Ayuda a controlar la propagación de COVID-19

June 18, 2020 - Personal Care Services to Resume in Yolo County June 19th

18 de junio de 2020 - Los servicios de cuidado personal se reanudarán en el condado de Yolo el 19 de junio

June 17, 2020 - Woodland Library and Community Services Available 

17 de junio de 2020 - Biblioteca de Woodland y servicios comunitarios disponibles

June 12, 2020 - Iconic State Theater Set to Reopen July 10, 2020

12 de junio de 2020 - El icónico teatro estatal se reabrirá el 10 de julio

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

11 de junio de 2020 - Actividades adicionales resumen en el Condado de Yolo a partir del 12 de junio

June 5, 2020 - Proclamation Extending the City’s Residential Eviction Moratorium 

5 de junio de 2020 - Proclamación que extiende la moratoria de desalojo residencial de la ciudad

June 3, 2020 - Temporary Outdoor Expansion Permit for Restaurants and Other Businesses

3 de junio de 2020 - Permiso de expansión temporal al aire libre para restaurantes y otras empresas

May 29, 2020 - Yolo County Issues New Health Orders

29 de mayo de 2020 - El condado de Yolo emite una nueva orden de salud

May 27, 2020 - Roadmap to Recovery and Reopening Woodland

27 de mayo de 2020 - Hoja de ruta hacia la recuperación y reapertura de Woodland

May 22, 2020 - Memorial Day Weekend

22 de mayo de 2020 - Fin de semana de Memorial Day

May 22, 2020 - Preparing to Reopen - Retailers and Restaurants

22 de mayo de 2020 - Preparando para reabrir – comerciantes y restaurantes

May 20, 2020 - Updates for the Community

20 de mayo de 2020 - novedades para la comunidad

May 18, 2020 - Woodland 4th of July Celebration Canceled

18 de mayo de 2020 - Celebración del 4 de julio en Woodland cancelada

May 15, 2020 - Yolo County Allows Additional Activities to Reopen

15 de mayo de 2020 - El condado de Yolo permite la reapertura de actividades adicionales

May 8, 2020 - Curbside Retail, Manufacturing and Warehouse Operations Reopen

8 de mayo de 2020 - Reapertura de las operaciones minoristas, de fabricación y de almacén / logistica en la acera

May 5, 2020 - Community Testing Site for COVID-19

5 de mayo de 2020 - Sitio de prueba comunitario para COVID-19

May 1, 2020 - Social Distancing Reminders

1 de mayo de 2020 - Recordatorios de distanciamiento social

April 30, 2020 - Extended Shelter in Place Order

30 de abril de 2020 - Extensión de la orden de resguardo en casa

April 27, 2020 - Yolo County, Please Cover Your Face

27 de abril de 2020 - Al Condado de Yolo: favor de cubrirse la cara

April 24, 2020 - Roadmap to Recovery: Yolo County Issues New Guidelines and Information

24 de abril de 2020 - El camino hacia la recuperación: el Condado de Yolo emite una nueva orden de salud y enmiendo el resguardo en casa

April 22, 2020 - Woodland Businesses and Non-Profits Give Back!

22 de abril de 2020 - Nuestras empresas y las orginazaciones sin fines de lucro de Woodland apoyan a primeros intervinientes y a nuestra comunidad!

April 20, 2020 - Woodland’s Fire and Police Department: Our Local Heroes!

20 de abril 2020 – Los Departamento de Bomberos y Policía de Woodland: ¡Nuestros héroes locales!

April 17, 2020 - Connencting During the New Normal

17 de abril de 2020 - Coneción durante la nueva normalidad

April 15, 2020 - Continue to Stay the Course

15 de abril de 2020 - Seguir manteniendo el rumbo

April 13, 2020 - Essential vs Non-Essential & 2-1-1 vs 9-1-1

13 de abril de 2020 - Esencial vs no esencial y el 2-1-1 vs el 9-1-1

April 10, 2020 - Stay Well and Stay Informed

10 de abril de 2020 - Mantengase bien y mantengase fuerte

April 6, 2020 - Consideration for All

6 de abril de 2020 - Consideración para todos

April 3, 2020 - Virtual Egg Hunt and More!

3 de abril de 2020 - ¡Búsqueda virtual de huevos y mas!

April 1, 2020 - Extended Shelter-In-Place Order

1 de abril de 2020 - Extendido la orden del resguardo en casa

March 30, 2020 - Stay Healthy and Stay Home

30 de marzo de 2020 - Manténgase saludable y en casa

March 27, 2020 - Updates and Response Information

27 de marzo de 2020 - Actualizaciones e informacion de respuesta

March 25, 2020 - Supporting Local Businesses in Woodland

25 de marzo de 2020 - Apoyo a empresas locales en Woodland

March 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Business Support

23 de marzo de 2020 - Apoyo Comercial

March 20, 2020 - Defining and Enforcing Shelter-in-Place and Social Distancing

20 de marzo de 2020 - Definiendo e implementando el “resguardo en casa” y “distanciamiento social"

March 18, 2020 - City of Woodland Declares Local State of Emergency

18 de marzo de 2020 - La ciudad de Woodland declara estado de emergencia local

March 18, 2020 - Shelter-In-Place Order 

18 de marzo de 2020 - Orden de refugio en el lugar

March 16, 2020 - COVID-19 Response and Preparedness

16 de marzo de 2020 -  COVID-19 Respuesta y Preparación

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COVID-19 BIZ Resources Resources for Businesses and Employees

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.

Essential vs Nonessential? Click here to read the guidelines for the County’s shelter-in-place order.

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: 

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