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Jenny Tan
Public Information Officer
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8042
FAX: (530) 669-4029

Yolo County Issues New Health Order Terminating Local Shelter In Place Order

Post Date:05/29/2020 4:04 PM

Press Release
Health Order with Attachments - English

Press Release (Español)

Yolo County Issues New Health Order Terminating Local Shelter In Place Order

(Woodland, CA) – Effective today, 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. 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:

Yolo County hopes to remove public confusion over having multiple Shelter In Place orders (i.e. local and state) while still providing: guidance for local businesses to reopen as safely as possible; standards for residents who participate in newly released activities; and measures to help decrease the chances of COVID-19 surges and prioritize the health and safety of all its communities.  

“The County continues to move rapidly toward streamlining and clarifying processes aimed at approving and implementing the re-opening of select businesses and activities consistent with guidelines issued by the state,” said Yolo County Board Chair Gary Sandy. “Underlying these changes will be an enhanced emphasis on the importance of personal responsibility, including the need to make wise health choices and the ongoing value of minimizing risk by sheltering in place.”

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and activities reopen, the public is responsible for adhering to the rules or guidelines that are set by the State and County as well as practicing social distancing and wearing a face covering. Businesses are also responsible for enforcing and specifying policies at their establishment for the public and staff to follow. Everyone has a role to play in keeping our communities safe and healthy. Older adults and all individuals with underlying medical conditions should continue to stay at home as much as possible through stage 4 of the State’s Roadmap.

For more information on the County’s response, visit: Residents can also call Yolo 2-1-1 for resource information. For additional updates follow Yolo County on Facebook at: or Twitter at:


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