Yolo County Information:
On March 26th, Yolo County created a forum to submit questions or report concerns online regarding the order to stay at home. Please click on the blue submission button at http://www.yolocounty.org/shelter-in-place.
On March 18, the Yolo County Public Health Officer issued a countywide health order for residents to shelter in place from March 19 to April 7, unless extended by the Public Health Officer. This order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs and is intended to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), protect those most vulnerable to the disease, and preserve local healthcare capacity. For detailed information about COVID-19 and further guidance regarding this order, visit the Yolo County webpage at: www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus. The County will also be releasing a shelter in place 101 document that will be available on the webpage (HERE). Residents can also call Yolo 2-1-1 for resource information. For additional updates follow Yolo County on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/YoloCounty/ or Twitter at: https://twitter.com/YoloCountyCA.
Full Press Release text can be found HERE
The order defines essential activities as necessary for health and safety for individuals and their families. Essential Governmental Functions, Healthcare, and Infrastructure are allowed to operate, including law and safety and Essential Businesses, such as those that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life such as: fresh and non-perishable food retailers (including convenience stores); pharmacies; child care facilities; gas stations; banks; laundry businesses; restaurants and other facilities that prepare food and serve food, but only for delivery or carry out; businesses that supply other essential businesses with support or supplies necessary to operate or ship/deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to residents; and any form of agricultural production and processing, including the cultivation of products for personal consumption or use through farming, ranching, livestock, and fishing, including, but not limited to, transportation, manufacturing, chemicals, equipment and services; and the services necessary for maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of a residence.
For the full list, please see section 10 of the order which can be found HERE.
Message from the City of Winters:
City Hall Closure and Response to Yolo Health Officer Order
Beginning 5:00 pm on March 18, 2020, Winters City Hall will be closing City run facilities in compliance with the Yolo Health Officers Order related to sheltering in place. These will include City Hall, Community Center, Public Safety Facility Reception Area and the Bobbi Greenwood Swim Center. Our closure will be in place until further notice.
Please note the following:
- Utility Bill Payments may be dropped off in the deposit box located in front of City Hall. We will NOT have a bill payment counter.
- The Building Permit Counter will be open 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, Monday thru Thursday. Payments by check and credit card only.
- The Community Center will be open for the County meal distribution program only.
The City encourages folks to read the directives from the Yolo Health Officer and encouraging appropriate social distancing. Please take a common sense approach to all of this.
- If you are sick, stay home.
- Practice social distancing.
- Limit crowds.
- If you are part of a vulnerable population or have underlying health conditions, stay home.
- Practice appropriate hygiene to protect yourself and others.
Information regarding City Parks
The City is working through many issues related to the Covid 19 issue. Our biggest recommendation is following the guidance from Yolo County Health which we are including with this post.
In regards to our parks, we have left them open because for the most part, we are seeing the vast majority of people using them in a responsible manner or just avoiding them all together. We are promoting community education versus some of the calls for an enforcement approach. The education approach continues. We are posting signage (attached) and doing out best to remind folks of the health department guidance.
John W. Donlevy, Jr., City Manager