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Updated 7/2/2020

Yolo County Closes Select Activities Ahead of 4th Of July Weekend

Yolo County will pre-emptively close the same sectors that the State has required counties on the County Monitoring List (List) to close effective July 3, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. for a minimum of three weeks:  

  • All bars and breweries (indoor and outdoor)
  • Indoor dine-in restaurants
  • Indoor wineries and tasting rooms
  • Indoor family entertainment centers
  • Indoor movie theaters
  • Indoor zoos and museums
  • Indoor cardrooms (except for those on tribal land)


Free Face Coverings Available to West Sacramento Businesses

 To request face coverings for your business, please email

Face Coverings CityChamber


Businesses are Required to Report COVID-19 Workplace Exposures

To ensure the health and safety of employers, employees, and community members, businesses and activities must immediately report any confirmed cases of COVID-19 to Yolo County Public Health.

If you or one of your employees has tested positive for COVID-19, report to Yolo County Public Health by calling the COVID Provider Line at: (530) 666-8614


COVID-19 Testing Site in West Sacramento Extended to July 25th

Testing is by appointment only and can be made by calling (888) 634-1123 or completing an online application at: Testing is open to anyone in the community regardless of documentation status. If residents do not have health insurance, the cost of the test will be covered by the state. If residents have health insurance, their provider will be billed with no out of pocket cost.


County Toolkit for Businesses Reopening (Signage, Guidance, Workplans)

As businesses prepare to reopen, Yolo County has prepared a toolkit with guidance on how to safely reopen. See the County's Roadmap to Recovery for details on what businesses are cleared to reopen to the public.


Expanded Outdoor Dining for Restaurants

The City has published a new process for expanded outdoor dining. West Sacramento restaurants that wish to expand their current outdoor dining area or add new outdoor seating on surface parking lots may do so, provided they abide by the published criteria:

West Sacramento restaurants who wish to open to the public using parts of the Public Right of Way to facilitate social distancing, may use an expedited permitting process for public rights of way. This process includes temporary closure of parts of streets or sidewalks such that they can be utilized as space for serving customers while maintaining space for mobility. In order to obtain a permit, follow the steps in the published guidance:


Restaurants May Resume Dine-in Service, May 27th

Yolo County restaurants are approved to open for dine-in service on May 27th, 2020.

All restaurants are required to follow the State of California Guidance and the Yolo County Face Covering Health Order.

Restaurants are required to comply with the following County guidance documents:

Restaurants are encouraged to review the following State guidance documents:

Yolo County has received State approval of the County attestation plan to move faster through Stage 2 of the COVID-19 reopening process.  You can view the Yolo County attestation plan at California Dept. of Public Health. Please visit Yolo County's Roadmap to Recovery for more information.


Governor Releases Industry Guidance on Stage-2 Reopening for Businesses

As California moves into stage 2 of the resilience roadmap, the state has published guidance for businesses to follow if they're permitted to open per county health rules.


Important Update From the Yolo County Public Health Officer

Yolo County Issues New Health Order Terminating Local Shelter in Place Order. Press Release available here.

Since the local Shelter In Place order is terminated, Yolo County residents will still need to comply with the State of California‚Äôs Stay At Home order and are prohibited from reopening businesses that have not been approved by the State and local Health Officer. The new local order includes language that gives the County Health Officer authority to allow newly released state activities to resume in the County as well as to strengthen or supplement state guidance with local recommendations or protocols. For the new health order and to track which activities have been approved by the local Health Officer, visit:


City of West Sacramento Economic Development and Housing

For local assistance contact Diane Richards,, Elijah Ortega, or

Contact the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce at 916.371.7042 or visit




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About West Sacramento 


Located at the urban core of the Capital region, West Sacramento is one of the region's principal employment centers and is a global food hub connecting the nation's most productive agricultural valleys to international manufacturing, production, sensing, research, innovation, and logistics. The city's population has doubled since its incorporation in 1987, and is currently home to 54,000 residents. The environment of the city is richly diverse, with historic neighborhoods of all income levels, urban development areas and opportunities for large and small infill projects, highly livable suburbs nestled between the urban core and the region's agricultural assets, miles of waterfront, and business and industrial parks, all supporting a powerful economic engine for prosperity.  

Quick Facts

 Population (2019)  54,234
 Geographic Size  22.85 square miles
 Growth Rate  9.8%
 Bachelor's Degree (Age 25+)  18.3%
 Per Capita Income (2017)  $27,224

 Utility Providers  
 Water/Wastewater  City of West Sacramento
 Refuse Waste Management 
 Electric  PG&E
 Gas  PG&E