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Closed to public until Mar 31
Closed through May 1
Parks and playgrounds closed
Canceled through Apr 30
Teleconference only
Reduced fixed route service

Recent City of Turlock Updates

Proclamation of the Existence of a Local Emergency
Mayor Bublak's Statement Regarding COVID-19 - Tuesday, March 17 at 2:30pm
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #6 Turlock Transit to Reduce Fixed Route Service City, Parks and Public Restrooms to Close - Friday, March 20, 2020
Update #5 - Turlock to Open Emergency Operations Center - Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Mayor Amy Bublak's Youtube Address Transcript - Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #4 Turlock Declares Local Emergency - Tuesday, March 17, 2020
City to Declare Local Emergency Declaration - Monday, March 16, 2020
Updates to City operations - Saturday, March 14, 2020
Status of City Operations - Friday, March 13, 2020

CA Governor's Stay at Home Message

On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations for essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being of all Californians.

Essential services may remain open, such as:
  • Gas stations
  • Pharmacies
  • Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants
  • Banks
  • Laundromats/laundry services
  • Essential state and local government functions will also remain open, including law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services

What's closed?
  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Entertainment venues
  • Gyms and fitness studios
  • Public events and gatherings
  • Convention Centers
  • Hair and nail salons

Is the City's Water Safe to Drink Now?

Yes. The State required treatment process removes viruses, including COVID-19.
Information on Drinking Water Systems

What the City of Turlock is Doing

The City of Turlock realizes the Coronavirus is a concern for many people in our community and around the globe. The City would like to make everyone aware of what the City is doing to address the risk and help combat the spread of the virus.

The City and its first responders as well as other community stake holders like California State University Stanislaus, Turlock Unified School district, Stanislaus County Fairgrounds and Emanuel Medical Center, and others are communicating and coordinating community efforts.

The City is closely monitoring and following the guidance of both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency to ensure that we are adequately addressing the ever-evolving issue as it unfolds in our community. Specifically, the City is taking action relative to large gathering and events which put the community at risk for the spread of the virus.

211 Service

If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, dial 211 to speak to someone who can help.

Learn how to get help, or give help at

Helpful Links

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Stanislaus County Health Services Agency
Other Local Resources

Tips and Practices to Help Prevent the Spread of the Virus

Clean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you're sick
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider's office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

Local Resources

The City recommends the community accessing the following websites for current information regarding the virus in our region.

Stanislaus County Coronavirus Information
CSU Stanislaus COVID-19 Message
Turlock School District
Denair School District
Emanuel Medical Center

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