Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update & Event Cancellations

Updated 5/26/20

In our continuing effort to be your reliable go-to resource for visitors, residents, business owners, and our local non-profits, Visit Lodi! is posting updates of official information to this page.

Due to the national emergency of COVID-19, we will be closing our visitors' center and working remotely to answer your visitor questions until further notice. You can reach us by phone, email, or social media.

Please know that our first priority is the health, safety, and well-being of everyone visiting our community. We are continually engaging with health experts and hospitality industry leaders to provide the very latest information to our partners throughout the area. At our wineries, hotels, restaurants, event venues, and attractions, our hospitality partners are taking numerous steps to ensure the cleanliness of their properties. Some of the additional actions being taken include increased cleaning and disinfecting, enhanced hand sanitizer stations, ongoing education awareness of staff, and more. We want to ensure that your stay in Lodi will be safe, comfortable, and memorable.

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Government Programs:

Current Major Event Postponements & Cancellations, Business Closures & Changes:

We encourage you to visit our events calendar for the latest event info - we will be removing events that have been canceled or postponed. Please understand we are doing our best to provide the latest information.

5/26/20: The Governor reopens hair salons and barbershops as long as guidelines are followed. More info here.

5/21/20: Lodi (part of San Joaquin County) allowed to move further into Phase 2 reopening-retail stores and dine-in restaurants will be allowed to have customers as long as they can meet social distancing protocols (page 24). More info here.

5/12/20: The Governor provides an update to dine-in guidelines. Guidance For Dine-in-Restaurants

5/11/20: The boat ramp at Lodi Lake will open at noon today. Please follow San Joaquin County's social distancing guidelines for boating. Enjoy your boat, the water and fresh air! Visit Field/Park/Facility Conditions page for all updates.

Lodi Lake Guidelines

Additional Lodi Park Openings

5/7/20: Lodi park amenities will begin to open in phases beginning today. Please observe 6 feet of physical distancing.

5/4/20: The Governor announces second phase of reopening parts of California to start as early as Friday. "Stage 2" of reopening will allow for curbside pick-up at businesses such as book stores, clothing stores, sporting goods, toy stores and florists, given they follow additional safety protocols that will be released Thursday.

5/2/20: Lodi Certified Farmers Market set to reopen May 14th under new guidelines and temporary location to ensure safety. More info.

4/28/20: California self-employed, independent contractors can now file for unemployment insurance benefits under a new program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). FAQs here. Apply Here.

4/28/20: The Governor announced California's opening will happen in four stages. More info.

4/24/20: The President signed legislation providing $484 billion to replenish a popular small business lending program and support hospitals and COVID-19 testing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

4/20/20: California extends EDD call center hours to 7 days a week 8am to 8pm. More info.

4/17/20: Funding exhausted for the Paycheck Protection Program.

4/16/20: The White House gives guidelines for reopening the economy. View guidelines here.

4/14/20: San Joaquin County issues a revised Stay-At-Home Order.

4/14/20: The Governor gives roadmap to modify the stay at home order. View roadmap here.

4/15/20: IRS provides stimulus check tracking. More info.

4/7/20: California rolls out 'playbook' to help with COVID-19 stress. More info.

4/7/20: COVID-19 Community Testing Begins in San Joaquin County

3/30/20: CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Announced. More info.

3/29/20: Self-employed workers now eligible for unemployment benefits.

3/29/20: The President extends the voluntary national shelter in for a month to April 30th.

3/27/20: The President signed a $2 trillion stimulus package which includes sending $1,200 checks to many Americans, creating a $367 billion loan program for small businesses, and setting up a $500 billion fund for industries, cities and states.

3/20/20: The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is temporarily suspending enforcement of specific legal prohibitions allowing restaurants to sell alcohol with their meals. See the full notice here.

3/19/20: The Governor issued an order for all 40 million Californians to stay at home. The directive goes into effect Thursday evening. Those found violating the law could be fined up to $1,000. People may still leave their homes for walks and exercise and for essential needs such as food and medical care. Restaurant meals can still be delivered to homes. Restaurants — along with grocery stores, pharmacies, food banks, farmers markets, convenience stores, and other food businesses — are considered “essential businesses" may remain open. See the list of 'essential critical infrastrure workers'.

3/18/20: The Governor launches official COVID-19 Resource Page

3/17/20: The Governor calls for a closure to dine-in service for restaurants. They can remain open if they offer take-out service. Closures for gyms, health clubs, and movie theaters are recommended as well.

3/16/20: The White House advised all Americans to avoid groups of more than 10 and urged older people to stay at home in a set of new guidelines designed to fight a spreading coronavirus outbreak.

3/15/20: The Governor has ordered the closure of all bars, wineries, nightclubs and tap houses. Restaurants must reduce capacity by 50% and enact a social distancing strategy.

3/12/20: The state’s public health experts have determined that gatherings should be postponed or canceled across the state until at least the end of March. Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people, while smaller events can proceed only if the organizers can implement social distancing of 6 feet per person.

Local Information and Resources:

City of Lodi Stay at Home Order
City of Lodi Stay at Home Order FAQ
City of Lodi Information and Closures - - City Offices, Libraries and Community Centers Closed
San Joaquin County Public Health
Employee/Employer Resources from EDD

Winery Resources:

Ways To Keep Serving Guests
AgSafe COVID-19 Resources

California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) COVID-19 Alert Update and News
Wine Institute COVID-19 Update

Travel Industry Resources:

Visit California
US Travel Association
Destinations International
US Domestic Travel Trends from Adara

General Resources:

Facebook Business Grants
List of Disinfectans For Use Against COVID-19
COVID-19 Stress Playbook

SBA Disaster Loan Program
Printable Resources from the CDC
California Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map
New York Times Coronavirus Content Hub

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