Face Coverings, Close Quarters Guidance, Dashboard, & Timeline

The County is continuing to update and communicate COVID-19 guidance. In an effort to keep us all connected and informed, I am have compiled some important information regarding:

  • Face Coverings and Masks

  • Staying Home in Apartments or Close Quarters

  • Yolo County COVID-19 Dashboard

  • Yolo County COVID-19 Timeline

Details and links for these topics can be found below. At our Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, April 7, Yolo County Health Officer, Dr. Ron Chapman, and Public Health Director, Brian Vaughn, stated that social distancing appears to be working. We need to stay vigilant and stay home--this is the best thing we can do right now. As always, I can be reached at don.saylor@yolocounty.org.

In Shared Service, Don


Face Coverings and Masks

Yolo County has published guidelines regarding face coverings and masks. There is an important difference between the two--face coverings can be homemade from fabric while masks are the N95 and surgical masks that are reserved for healthcare workers and first responders and which are in short supply. Face coverings are NOT to be regarded as a replacement for physical distancing. There is no evidence that wearing a face covering in public will prevent you from getting COVID-19. A face covering may, however, prevent you from spreading the virus if you are unknowingly carrying it. Staying home is the best way to stay safe and to protect others. Continue to wash hands thoroughly and frequently and if you must go out, maintain at least 6 feet of distance from everyone.


Apartments and Close Quarters

Staying at home has been proven to be the BEST way to protect yourself and your family, friends, and community. Keeping distanced in close living quarters can present some challenges, so Yolo County has created guidelines for staying safe in apartments and close quarters.


COVID-19 Dashboard

The Yolo County COVID-19 Dashboard is updated everyday at 5:00 p.m. and displays data regarding confirmed COVID-19 cases in Yolo County. Data can be filtered by city/area, age range, gender, and more. As of April 8, Yolo County was reporting 67 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths. Please view the dashboard for the most accurate Yolo County COVID-19 data by clicking here.


Yolo County COVID-19 Timeline

Yolo County has created this timeline of key events surrounding the COVID-19 crisis in the County.