Good afternoon, everyone.
Each Monday I attend a regional call led by the Yolo County Health Officer related to COVID-19. Typically, I include that information in the Friday Update, although today there is more timely information I wanted to share.
- The County has exhausted its supply of 10,000 antigen rapid kits that were being distributed through a drive through in Woodland and W. Sacramento for anyone with proof of a recent COVID test. There are no more free, County supplied kits available, until they receive another large supply from the State (no estimated delivery timeline).
- To receive up to 4 free rapid kits from the US Government, please register at www.covidtests.gov. You must have a residential address on file with the US Post Office.
- The Winters School District is still offering COVID testing to the community. Thank you, WJUSD!
- District Office, 909 Grant Avenue: MWF 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
- Winters Library, 708 Railroad Avenue : T&Th 1:00 – 6:30 p.m.
- As of this morning, there are no ICU or surge beds available at either Yolo County hospital. Hospitalizations are rising, and are expected to rise during the next 1-2 weeks.
- The best protection against Omicron is getting BOOSTED. People 12 and older are eligible for a booster shot if they are five months past their final vaccination shot (or shot for J&J). While vaccinated and boosted people can still catch and spread COVID / Omicron, the boosted are far less likely to get seriously ill.
City Hall and the Public Safety Facility continue to be short staffed so during this surge we remain closed to walk in visitors. You can pay your utility bill and business license renewal online, apply for a business license online and conduct most business with staff through email, phone calls or curbside / outdoor visits. Staff are available on an appointment basis.
Thank you for understanding.
Kathleen Salguero Trepa
City of Winters