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Yolo County health officials issue stricter COVID-19 restrictions – KCRA Sacramento

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Dec 5, 2020

Yolo County health officials issued new restrictions on Friday meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing interactions with people in different households. The additional restrictions will go into effect on Dec. 6 at 12:01 a.m.Within the new Yolo County Health Officer Order, gatherings of any size are strongly discouraged, and only outdoor gatherings are permitted. Restaurants and wineries can remain open with outdoor dining, but people sitting at a single table should be from the same household. Tables must also be at least 6 feet apart. Indoor retail stores, including grocery stores, may remain open, but only at 20% capacity.Gyms and fitness centers will be allowed to remain open outdoors, but face coverings will be required at all times, with the exception of aquatic activities like swimming. Any sports are limited to drills and conditioning only, outdoors and with physical distancing. All residents are also urged to stay home as much as possible. The new restrictions in Yolo County come just days after the state announces a new regional stay-at-home order based on ICU capacity in a single region.“By taking action now rather than waiting until regional ICU beds are in critically short supply, Yolo County aims to lower case rates and lessen the strain on the local hospital system,” officials said in a press release. “Yolo County hospitals are running out of ICU beds,” said Yolo County Public Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson. “If more people become infected with coronavirus, we are facing the reality of not having enough resources to adequately treat them.”“We have to act now to slow the spread by limiting high-risk activities that bring people close together, especially when they aren’t wearing masks. Even where activities are still permitted, individuals should minimize exposure to people they don’t live with,” she said.

Yolo County health officials issued new restrictions on Friday meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing interactions with people in different households.

The additional restrictions will go into effect on Dec. 6 at 12:01 a.m.

Within the new Yolo County Health Officer Order, gatherings of any size are strongly discouraged, and only outdoor gatherings are permitted.

Restaurants and wineries can remain open with outdoor dining, but people sitting at a single table should be from the same household. Tables must also be at least 6 feet apart.

Indoor retail stores, including grocery stores, may remain open, but only at 20% capacity.

Gyms and fitness centers will be allowed to remain open outdoors, but face coverings will be required at all times, with the exception of aquatic activities like swimming.

Any sports are limited to drills and conditioning only, outdoors and with physical distancing.

All residents are also urged to stay home as much as possible.

The new restrictions in Yolo County come just days after the state announces a new regional stay-at-home order based on ICU capacity in a single region.

“By taking action now rather than waiting until regional ICU beds are in critically short supply, Yolo County aims to lower case rates and lessen the strain on the local hospital system,” officials said in a press release.

“Yolo County hospitals are running out of ICU beds,” said Yolo County Public Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson. “If more people become infected with coronavirus, we are facing the reality of not having enough resources to adequately treat them.”

“We have to act now to slow the spread by limiting high-risk activities that bring people close together, especially when they aren’t wearing masks. Even where activities are still permitted, individuals should minimize exposure to people they don’t live with,” she said.

 

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