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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.

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.

Expansion of Outdoor Dining Space

If restaurants anticipate a need for expanded outdoor seating beyond their current outdoor dining area or to add new outdoor seating on public sidewalks or parking areas, please contact

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.

Yolo County Amends Health Order to Allow Additional Businesses to Open

Yolo County has amended the current Shelter-in-Place order to now allow restaurants, offices, retail, and places of religious worship to reopen to the public. Face coverings still required.

The City's news posting can be viewed here.

Important Update From the Yolo County Public Health Officer

Yolo County Extends Shelter in Place Order to May 31. Press Release available here.

The extension is part of Yolo County's recently announced 'Roadmap to Recovery' response plan, which is a proposed strategy to chart a path forward through COVID-19 that is fluid and gradual. For more details regarding Yolo County's Roadmap to Recovery plan, visit An online form has been developed to capture feedback during the Shelter in Place Order, visit the form here.

For businesses deemed 'essential' under the County Shelter in Place Order, the County has released a Social Distancing Protocol guideline that is recommended to be completed and posted in public view.

The City also has signage available for printing as a resource for public postings.

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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Bayer Crop Science Building in West Sacramento
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Capitol Bowl Building West Capitol

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