Information and resource web pages relating to COVID-19
Information and resources regarding COVID-19 countywide can be found on the Yolo County Health and Human Services dedicated web site HERE. For additional updates and daily briefings follow Yolo County on Facebook HERE or on Twitter HERE. For a press release regarding state testing sites in Yolo County, please click HERE.
Information and resources regarding COVID-19 statewide can be found on the State of California Corona Virus web site HERE
Information and resources regarding COVID-19 nationwide can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web page HERE
City of Winters Information
A list of COVID-19 related resources for the Winters Business Community can be found on the City of Winters web page HERE
A list of open businesses can be found on the City of Winters web page HERE
Instructions on how to virtually participate in City Council meetings can be found on the City of Winters web page HERE
Weekly updates (each Friday) from the City Manager can be found on the City of Winters web page HERE
Please note, the following City-run facilities/ public counters are open. Customers must wear masks to enter the facilities and follow social distancing rules.
- Building permits can be obtained via email, over the phone and through a drop off at City Hall. Contractors are being contacted about updated procedures.
- Utility Bill Payments may be dropped off in the deposit box located in front of City Hall.
Public Safety Facility Reception Area
- Winters Police Department 24 hour dispatch center non-emergency contact number 530-795-4561
- Winters Fire Department 24 hour dispatch center non-emergency contact number 530-666-8920
- In an emergency, please dial 911
Please note, the following City-run facilities/ public counters have been closed until further notice.
- Open for the County meal distribution program only
Playground areas in Public Parks
- Public parks may still be used for exercise, following guidelines recommended by the Yolo County Health Department and CDC which including limiting close contact with others as much as possible (about 6 feet)
The Bobbi Greenwood Swim Center
- Information regarding pass reimbursement and contact information can be found HERE
Yolo County Shelter in place order has been allowed to expire, County residents still are required to follow the State of California stay at home order
Effective 05-28-2020, Yolo County has issued a new health order in effect until further notice that extinguishes the local Shelter In Place order and:
- maintains the face covering health order;
- emphasizes the importance of personal responsibility;
- continues personal health and safety guidance such as social distancing and hygiene; and
- provides additional directives and guidance.
Since the local Shelter In Place order is terminated, Yolo County residents will still need to comply with the State of California’s Stay At Home order and are prohibited from reopening businesses that have not been approved by the State and local Health Officer. A full press release from Yolo County can be found HERE.
Resources regarding the shelter in place order can be found on the Yolo County Corona Virus shelter in place information page found HERE. The web page includes frequently asked questions, a shelter in place 101 document, translated documents, previous press releases, and information regarding definitions such as “essential business.”
Yolo County has created an interactive shelter in place feedback portal to ask questions or share concerns found HERE
Yolo County has updated the shelter in place order to allow for certain specified recreational activities and additional business to open in specific capacities in line with the guidance of the State of California. Following the acceptance of the attestation submitted by Yolo County; several 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:
- Effective May 27:
- Non-essential offices (telework strongly encouraged)
- Non-essential retail for in-store shopping. Including shopping centers.
- Dine-in restaurants
- Effective May 28:
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Effective May 29:
- Places of worship (remote services strongly encouraged)
The latest press release regarding the new activities allowed to resume can be found HERE.
Yolo County Roadmap to Recovery (R2R) (To access click HERE)
The Roadmap to Recovery is “a proposed strategy to chart a path forward through COVID-19 that is fluid and gradual, continues to protect public health, and allows the County and cities to begin reopening various businesses and organizations.” Yolo County has provided a matrix showing which activities/ items have been opened/released (with social distancing and face-covering), low, medium, and high-risk activities.
Yolo County COVID-19 Dashboard (To access the dashboard click HERE)
The dashboard provides the number of COVID-19 cases in Yolo County along with additional demographic information. The information is available for the county as a whole and also broken down by area. To change the area please choose from the drop-down menu on the right-hand top corner of the dashboard titled filter by area, the information is updated once a day at 5 pm. The numbers for the City of Winters include the unincorporated areas of Yolo County and the populations of communities in Brooks, Capay, Clarksburg, Dunnigan, Esparto, Guinda, Rumsey, Yolo, and Zamora.
Current Health Recommendations
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
Yolo County has ordered the wearing of face masks under certain circumstances. To read the order, please click HERE. The order took effect on April 24th. Enforcement of the order began on April 27th at 8 am. As an example face masks will be required for:
- Individuals engaging in Essential Activities;
- Individuals visiting and working at Essential Businesses;
- Individuals seeking care at Healthcare Operations or while engaging in certain
types of public transit or transportation; and
- Individuals working at or seeking services from entities engaged in Essential
Infrastructure work, Minimum Basic Operations, or Essential Government Functions.
From the Yolo County Health Order: the CDC, CDPH, and the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency now believes that wearing a face covering, when combined with the physical distancing of at least 6 feet and frequent hand washing, may reduce the risk of transmitting coronavirus when in public and engaged in Essential Activities. And because it is not always possible to maintain at least 6 feet of distance, face coverings are important in many situations, including when in public, at work, while engaging in Essential Activities, and all other times when others are nearby.
For clarity, although wearing a face covering is one tool for reducing the spread of the virus, doing so is not a substitute for sheltering in place, a physical distancing of at least 6 feet, and frequent hand washing.
The CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. They should be laundered frequently and discarded when misshapen or damaged.
There is no evidence that shows wearing a face covering will prevent you from getting COVID-19.
To learn more about Cloth Face Coverings and get step by step instructions on how to make them at home, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web page HERE