Vacaville ready for expanded Stage Two reopening
State grants Solano County a variance for expanded opening
The City of Vacaville is ready to move deeper into Stage Two of the reopening of businesses and other activities in the City following the announcement that the state of California had approved Solano County’s request for a regional variance.
“This is great news,” said Mayor Ron Rowlett. “Thanks to the efforts of our residents, our local business owners, and everyone involved in this effort to crush the curve, Vacaville is able to reopen many businesses a lot sooner than expected.”
Solano County received state approval Wednesday. With a regional variance, the county can make new modifications to its local Shelter At Home order, including the reopening of shopping malls, swap meets, dine-in restaurants and schools, all with social distancing measures in place.
“I also want to thank Solano County for its efforts, for listening to the cities, and for doing its best to help us get our economy going again,” Rowlett said. “Although this is a great step forward, we are going to continue to press the county to work toward getting the remaining businesses impacted during this pandemic open for business.”
It is important to remember that, while the region is entering an advanced level of Stage Two reopening, guidelines for physical distancing and hygiene are still place, including throughout hand washing and a strong recommendation to wear a mask when in the public. Playground structures, picnic and BBQ areas in Vacaville remained closed.
Vacaville City Hall is tentatively scheduled to reopen June 1; various Parks and Recreation activities, such as summer camps, are tentatively scheduled to being June 15. All city activities will include physical distancing measures as well as the use of personal protective equipment. Specific guidelines will be posted at all City facilities as well as on the City website.
As a reminder, the City has a variety of online options available for paying water bills, getting a permit, submitting plans and other activities. Parks and Recreation participants can register for classes and other activities online as well.
For details on the City’s online services, please visit www.cityofvacaville.com/covid-online. For information on the various categories and stages of opening allowed, please visit www.cityofvacaville.com/open. For information on Solano County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit https://admin.solanocounty.com:4433/depts/ph/coronavirus.asp