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3/20/20 Update: Weekly Council Meetings Announced

Post Date:03/20/2020 4:40 PM

Shelter In Place Enforcement

Reminder: The Yolo County Shelter in Place order is enforceable. Please become familiar with the following message from the West Sacramento Police Department:

The State of California and Yolo County have issued stay at home/ shelter in place orders to help slow the spread of COVID-19. They are legal orders and the City of West Sacramento is asking everyone to comply with the spirit and intent of the orders, which is to stay at home and social distance to protect the public health. We ask everyone take these orders seriously and to make smart decisions about whether leaving their residence is reasonable, necessary and essential activity under the orders. The orders can be enforced by our law enforcement officers; however, we would appreciate voluntary compliance.

Here's a summary of the Yolo County Shelter-in-Place Order. 
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City Council Meetings Move to Once a Week Schedule

Following the recent declaration of a local emergency, the City Council will meet weekly on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. View Meetings and Agenda information.  Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, members of the West Sacramento City Council and staff will participate in meetings via a teleconference.   To reduce the spread of COVID-19, members of the public are asked to watch the meeting via Wave Cable Channel 20, AT&T Channel 99, or Livestream (https://www.cityofwestsacramento.org/government/meetings-agendas/city-council) and to submit comments in writing by 7:00 pm on March 25, 2020. 

To submit a comment in writing, please email clerk@cityofwestsacramento.org and write “Public Comment” in the subject line.  In the body of the email, include the item number and/or title of the item as well as your comments. 

Support West Sacramento Restaurants

A segment of our business community impacted by the COVID-19 emergency are restaurants. Many remain open and ready to feed us!  Mayor Christopher Cabaldon explains in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zPL4shgGhk

 

Shopping for Seniors

West Sacramento residents 65 and older are among the most vulnerable to get sick from COVID-19. Several supermarkets have stepped up to provide protected shopping hours for them. Here are some West Sacramento stores that are offering special hours and accommodations for older adults. More stores will be added to this list as they become available. 

Raley’s: Store workers will assemble “Senior Essentials” bags with a combination of dry goods and fresh goods for either $20 or $35. Those bags are available for curbside or in-store pickup. Please call (916) 372-3000 if you have questions. 

Nugget: The temporary seniors-only hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 a.m., or 7 to 8 a.m., depending on the location. Please call  (916) 375-8700 if you have questions.

Walmart: The first hour of business each Tuesday is reserved for vulnerable populations starting Tuesday, March 24. Please call (916) 373-2200 if you have questions.

Target: The first hour of business each Wednesday is reserved for seniors starting Wednesday, March 25. Please call (916) 384-0977 if you have questions.

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Tax Deadline Pushed Back to July

In response to COVID-19, it was announced today that many taxpayers can delay payments to the IRS until July 15, 2020 without penalties or interest. File a return or request a filing extension by April 15. No additional filing is necessary for the payment extension. More information can be found at IRS/CORONAVIRUS.

Coronavirus in Yolo County

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yolo County is six. Stay up to date by visiting the Yolo County Novel Coronavirus website.

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