Winters COVID-19 Information

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

Resources

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.

City Hall

  • 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

Playground areas in Public Parks

  • Public parks and play areas may be used following guidelines recommended by the Yolo County Health Department and State of California Health Department.

The Bobbi Greenwood Swim Center

  • Information regarding pass reimbursement and contact information can be found HERE
  • Lap swim will restart on Monday, July 13th. Advanced registration and payment is required with one-hour slots being available for each of the eight lanes. Restrooms will not be accessible for changing and water fountains will be closed. Participants will be limited to 60 minutes at the start of each one-hour reservation. Unfortunately, because of the close proximity of participants for public swimming and swimming lessons, we do not anticipate being able to offer swim lessons and rec swim this summer.
  • New Procedures for Lap Swim:

    1. Please pre-register for your one-hour time slot to swim each day. All swim times are available on the hour. No un-registered swimmers will be permitted inside the pool area. Registration will be available on the City of Winters website (www.cityofwinters.org)
    2. Payment will need to be made online, upon registration.
    3. Waiver of liability MUST be completed in order to participate.
    4. Payment is accepted for each one hour of swim time. Participants will be limited to one lap swim session per day.
    5. One person is permitted to swim per lane.
    6. Lap swim times are divided by age. The swim time of 2:45-3:45 pm is strictly for ages 12-15 and the rest of the swim times are strictly for ages 16 and older.
    7. Please bring your own equipment with you.
    8. We ask that you bring your belongings with you to the pool deck and do not leave anything inside the restroom. Baskets will be placed at the end of each lane for swimmers to use for their personal belongings.
    9. Restrooms will not be accessible for use as a changing room, and swimmers must come dressed and ready to swim. Only one person will be allowed to use the restroom at a time.
    10. Swimmers will enter the pool at opposite ends to maintain as much social distancing as possible.
    11. Swimming sessions will end 5 minutes before the end of the reserved hour in order to clear the pool area and allow for staff to clean. All swimmers must exit through the exit gate door by the bleachers.
    12. Use of the shallow end by swimmers with reservations must be cleared with the COVID coordinator, and only one person is permitted to use it at a time.
    13. All swimmers and staff will be required to wear a face covering when not in the pool or the shower, and to maintain a minimum of six feet of social distancing. If you feel a little off, please stay home that day and return to the pool when you’re better.

    Staff have written detailed protocols to meet Yolo County guidance and protocols for lap swim in the age of COVID-19, they are available on the City’s website. Please read the protocols before using the pool. If you have any questions, please contact Diana Tafolla at diana.tafolla@cityofwinters.org.

Please note, the following City-run facilities have been closed until further notice.

Community Center

  • Open for the County meal distribution program only

 

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 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.

The latest information regarding activities allowed to resume can be found HERE. 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:

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.

Face Masks

The State of California has updated the information regarding the use of face masks which can be found HERE.

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