After a month of being closed to walk-in traffic due to the omicron variant, Vacaville city officials announced in a press release that city facilities would reopen on Wednesday.
The change coincides with the expiration of Governor Gavin Newsom’s temporary mandate for people to wear masks in indoor spaces. Newsom implemented the mandate in December as the state experienced an increase in omicron cases.
The city temporarily closed its municipal buildings to walk-in traffic in January and stressed that residents wishing to do business with the city do so online or by appointment.
Although residents can now enter city facilities for business, the city will still adhere to California’s masking requirements. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear a mask inside all public facilities. Those who have received the vaccine will not be required to wear face coverings, except on public transit or in city daycares, where masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status.
Vacaville City Council and Commissions, which temporarily reopened for in-person meetings in July and August but returned to a virtual format afterward, will remain virtual for now.
“Further updates will be provided as the city considers next steps for full reopening,” officials wrote.
The city is also encouraging people to continue using online services when possible. Links to online services are available at Ci.vacaville.ca.us/government/administrative-services/finance/fees-copy.