4/24/20 Update: Yolo County revised health order requires face coverings in public

Post Date:04/24/2020 11:00 AM

What you need to know

Effective immediately, an amended Yolo County public health order requires wearing a face covering in public and allows only the following activities to resume as long as participants adhere to social distancing:

  • Golfing
  • Gun/Hunting Clubs/Archery
  • Boat Ramp use
  • Fishing

Face coverings must be worn in public settings, such as:

  • Waiting in line to go inside a store
  • Shopping at a store
  • Picking up food at a restaurant
  • On public transportation (or waiting for it)
  • In a taxi or rideshare vehicle
  • Seeking healthcare
  • Going into facilities allowed to stay open
  • Working an essential job that interacts with the public
  • Children 2 years and older should be encouraged to wear a mask when around others closer than 6 feet. When they do, they must be supervised by an adult.

Face coverings are NOT required to be worn by people who are:

  • At home.
  • In the car alone or with members of their own household.
  • Children under the age of 2 years old due to the risk of suffocation.
  • Outdoors, walking, hiking, bicycling or running. However, people must comply with social distancing during these activities, including maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from other people. People should also have a face covering readily accessible.
  • Residents with a health condition whose medical doctor has advised against wearing a face covering and can provide documentation.

Businesses must:

  • Require their employees, contractors, owners, and volunteers to wear a face covering at the workplace and when performing work off-site;
  • Inform customers about the need to wear a face covering, including posting signs and advising those in line or in the store;
  • Take reasonable steps to keep people who are not wearing a face covering from entering their business, and
  • Refuse service to anyone not wearing a face covering.

Check out the full Heath Order - Face Coverings and Health Amendment - Outdoor Activities.

Click here for the new 'Roadmap to Recovery' page for more information and documents

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Coronavirus in Yolo County

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yolo County is 157 with 13 deaths. Stay up to date by visiting the Yolo County Coronavirus website.

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