Cal Expo is excited to host events again and the health and safety of the community, our guests, and staff is our number one priority. Please check below for COVID-19 updates from California Department of Public Health for venues and mega events:

FROM: California Department of Public Health

SUBJECT: Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors (Including Guidance for Mega Events)

pdates as of May 2, 2022:

  • Updated language to replace fully vaccinated with completed primary series to bring outdated terminology up to date; this does not substantively alter the guidance .

FROM: California Department of Public Health

SUBJECT: Guidance for the Use of Face Masks

Updates as of February 28, 2022:

  • Effective March 1, 2022 , the requirement that unvaccinated individuals mask in indoor public settings will move to a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking.
  • Universal masking shall remain required in specified high-risk settings.

FROM: California Department of Public Health

SUBJECT: Guidance for the Use of Face Masks

Changes Taking Effect February 16, 2022:

  • Universal masking shall remain required in only specified settings.
  • Only unvaccinated persons are required to mask in all Indoor Public Settings. Fully vaccinated individuals are recommended to continue indoor masking when the risk may be high.

Guidance for Businesses, Venue Operators or Hosts
In settings where masks are required only for unvaccinated individuals, businesses, venue operators or hosts may choose to:

  • Provide information to all patrons, guests and attendees regarding vaccination requirements and allow vaccinated individuals to self-attest that they are in compliance prior to entry.
  • Implement vaccine verification to determine whether individuals are required to wear a mask.
  • Require all patrons to wear masks.
  • No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.

FROM: California Department of Public Health

SUBJECT: Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors (Including Mega Events)

Changes Taking Effect February 16, 2022:

  • This guidance will return to thresholds of 1,000 attendees for Indoor Mega Events and 10,000 attendees for Outdoor Mega Events.

FROM: California Department of Public Health

SUBJECT: CDPH Requires Masking for All Public Indoor Settings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 In Response to Increasing Case Rates and Hospitalizations

Beginning December 15, CDPH will require masks to be worn in all indoor public settings irrespective of vaccine status through January 15, 2022, at which point California will make further recommendations as needed in response to the pandemic.

Additionally, CDPH updated requirements for attending mega events, like concerts and sporting events. Prior to attending an event, attendees will now require either proof of vaccination, a negative antigen COVID-19 test within one day of the event, or a negative PCR test within two days of the event.

Read the full update

FROM: California Department of Public Health

SUBJECT: Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors

  • Removed term date of November 1, 2021.
  • Included requirement for all businesses and venue operators to confirm identification for all attendees age 18 and older.

Read the full update

FROM: California Department of Public Health

SUBJECT: Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors

  • Applied vaccine verification or negative testing requirement to Indoor Mega Events involving 1,000 or more participants.
  • Removed self-attestation as a mode for both vaccine verification and for verification of negative COVID-19 test for indoor events scheduled after September 20, 2021.
  • Extended date for requirements and recommendations to remain in place to November 1, 2021.

Read the full update

FROM: Sac County Public Health



This Order directs that face coverings shall be worn, regardless of vaccination status, over the mouth and nose, in all indoor public settings, venues, gatherings, and workplaces, such as, but not limited to: offices, retail stores, restaurants and bars, theaters, family entertainment centers, conference centers, and State and local government offices serving the public.

Individuals, businesses, venue operators, hosts, and others responsible for the operation of indoor public settings must:

  • Require all patrons to wear face coverings for all indoor settings, regardless of their vaccination status

Read the full order from Sac County Public Health

FROM: California Department of Public Health

SUBJECT: Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors

When California fully reopens the economy, the state will move beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Beginning June 15, all sectors listed in the current Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers Chart may return to usual operations (with the limited exceptions noted below for Mega Events) based on the following general public health recommendations:

Restrictions Applying to Indoor & Outdoor Settings

Vaccine Verification / Negative Testing:

  • Required for Indoor mega events
  • Recommended for Outdoor mega events

Capacity Limitations

  • No restrictions

Physical Distancing

  • No restrictions for attendees, customers and guests



Employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), if applicable to them.

Read the full article from California Department of Public Health

Sacramento County residents aged 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome. Schedule a FREE appointment via My Turn. Coronavirus Vaccine Information

Sacramento County Public Health Website

Public Health Hotline for COVID-19 Information: 916-875-2400.

*Please note that times and dates are constantly changing due to supply. Please refer to Sac County’s Coronavirus Vaccine page for more information.

Sacramento County Health Department vaccinations are now being administered by Curative at Cal Expo.

Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome. Schedule an appointment via My Turn. Coronavirus Vaccine Information

Sacramento County Public Health Website

Public Health Hotline for COVID-19 Information: 916-875-2400.

*Please note that times and dates are constantly changing due to supply. Please refer to Sac County’s Coronavirus Vaccine page for more information.

Kaiser Permanente is administering COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare workers and seniors at Cal Expo. Kaiser Permanente members can visit:

Cal Expo is assisting the Sacramento County Health Department with Vaccinations and COVID-19 testing. To find out more information about when you can schedule an appointment to get a vaccine or schedule a COVID-19 test go to or call 916-875-2400. Vaccinations and COVID testing are by appointment only. Coronavirus Vaccine Information COVID-19 Testing Sites

Sacramento County Public Health Website

Public Health Hotline for COVID-19 Information: 916-875-2400

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Cal Expo by Sacramento County and LHI.

If you want to take a test you must fill out a form at the LHI website and obtain an appointment time. Click here to schedule an appointment. Testing is available Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Participants must remain in their cars.

The tests are limited to determining whether the person is currently infected with the coronavirus. The test does not indicate whether a person was previously infected.

Eligibility Page: COVID-19 Testing Sites

From California Department of Public Health:

State Issues Recommendations to Local Health Departments and Providers to Accelerate Safe Vaccine Administration Statewide

SACRAMENTO – Today the state issued vaccine recommendations to local public health departments and providers focused on accelerating the pace of COVID-19 vaccine administration. The recommendations clarify the state’s vaccine prioritization process and that after appropriate efforts to reach highest priority groups, health departments and providers may offer doses to lower priority groups when high-priority demand subsides, or when doses are about to expire.

“California’s health care providers have done incredible work thus far in vaccinating hundreds of thousands of Californians,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “On behalf of our state, I thank our hospitals, doctors, nurses, and others for joining us in this all-hands-on-deck commitment to safely and quickly Vaccinate All 58. When Californians join together, our spirit of resiliency and innovation always wins. By continuing to take the precautions we need to get through this surge, and by ramping up safe and equitable vaccinations, we can and we will get through this darkest part of the tunnel to the light.”

To maximize vaccine administration and reduce the potential for waste, local health departments and providers should immediately administer COVID-19 vaccines to individuals in all tiers of Phase 1a. In addition to frontline health care workers, this includes a wide range of people in health care settings such as community health care workers, public health field staff, primary care clinics, specialty clinics, laboratory workers, dental clinics and pharmacy staff.

Local health departments and providers should make special efforts to administer vaccine to vaccinators and consider partnering with others to provide vaccinations for individuals in prioritized tiers. They may also allocate doses on the assumption that immunization will be accepted by some but not all who are offered the vaccine, and then continue to offer vaccinations in progressive priority tiers. For example, if a county has maximized use of the vaccine to administer individuals in Phase 1a, they should move to Tier 1 of Phase 1b while continuing to offer vaccines to those in higher priority groups.

Read the full article here.

From Sacramento County:

​​12/31/2020 Update: Public Health Order Announcement for Sacramento County​

The State of California will release its official four-week ICU availability projections on Saturday, Jan. 2, regarding the Greater Sacramento Region’s eligibility to exit the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order that took effect on Dec. 10, at 11:59 p.m.  However, the State has indicated today in a news release that its Regional Order will likely be extended for the Greater Sacramento Region to help ensure ICU capacity. Independent of the State’s Health Order, Sacramento County’s current Public Health Order that also became effective on Dec. 10 for Sacramento County will remain in effect until it is rescinded or amended by the Sacramento County Health Officer.​

Read the full article here.

From Sacramento County:

​​​​Today, the State of California announced that the Greater Sacramento region has met the ICU availability criteria of 15 percent or less to trigger the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order. Once triggered, these orders will remain in effect for at least three weeks. After that period, they will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15 percent. The State will assess the region’s ICU capacity on a weekly basis after the initial three week period.

The Stay at Home order will take effect Thursday, Dec. 10, at 11:59 p.m., Sacramento County Public Health has issued an updated Dec. 9, 2020, Sacramento County Health Order that aligns with the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order​.

In alignment with the Regional Stay At Home Order, Sacramento County residents are required to stay at home as much as possible and minimize mixing with other households in order to slow the surge in cases and hospitalizations to help prevent overwhelming regional ICU capacity.

Read the full article here.

Read the Dec. 9, 2020, Sacramento Health Order here.

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Cal Expo has been extended.

If you want to take a test you must fill out a form at the Verily website and obtain an appointment time. Click here to schedule an appointment. Testing is available Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 1 pm. Participants must remain in their cars.

The tests are limited to determining whether the person is currently infected with the coronavirus. The test does not indicate whether a person was previously infected.

Eligibility Page:

Covid-19 FAQ:

Covid-19 Homepage:

From: California Department of Public Health

Statewide Public Health Officer Order, August 28, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the State Public Health Officer issued an order directing all individuals living in the State of California to stay at home except as needed to facilitate authorized activities or to maintain the continuity of operations of critical infrastructure sectors. (See March 19, 2020 Order.) The scope of activities authorized under this order was subsequently modified in additional state public health directives. Then, consistent with Executive Order N-60-20, the State Public Health Officer set out California’s path forward from this “Stay-at-Home” Order in California’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. That Roadmap identified four stages of the pandemic: safety and preparation (Stage 1), reopening of lower-risk workplaces and other spaces (Stage 2), reopening of higher-risk workplaces and other spaces (Stage 3), and finally an easing of final restrictions leading to the end of the stay-at-home order (Stage 4). On July 13, 2020, in response to a significant increase in the spread of COVID-19, the State Public Health Officer ordered the statewide closure of operations in certain high-risk sectors. (See July 13, 2020 Order.) Counties on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days were also required to close additional indoor operations for certain sectors in order to further slow community transmission.

Community spread of infection remains a significant concern across the state. In addition to the impact on the general population, community spread increases the likelihood of expanded transmission of COVID-19 in congregate settings such as nursing homes, homeless shelters, jails and prisons. Infection of vulnerable populations in these settings can be catastrophic. Higher levels of community spread also increase the likelihood of infection among individuals at higher risk of serious outcomes from COVID-19, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions who might live or otherwise interact with an infected individual. COVID-19 infection is also disproportionately impacting our essential workforce. The anticipated influenza season is likely to impose additional burdens on the healthcare delivery system, increasing demand for space, supplies, and personnel.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and CDPH is continually monitoring new scientific evidence and improving its understanding of the disease. Based on the current state of the pandemic in California and current scientific understanding of transmission, it is my judgment that it is appropriate to further refine the approach in order to gradually reopen businesses and activities while reducing the risk of increased community spread. A targeted system for sector reopenings which considers both current epidemiological conditions and the latest understanding of transmission risk in certain sectors will allow CDPH to monitor both counties and sectors for evidence of increased epidemiological risk and will reduce risk as California continues to reopen its economy and protect public health. California’s Plan for Reducing COVID-19 and Adjusting Permitted Sector Activities to Keep Californians Healthy and Safe sets forth in detail the basis for the new Framework.

Continue reading the order here.

From: California Department of Public Health

California Health and Human Services Agency Announces New Plans for COVID-19 Testing

SACRAMENTO – California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly today announced new plans for COVID-19 testing in California, including updated testing guidance, new requirements for health plans to cover testing, and the new co-chairs of the state’s COVID-19 Testing Task Force.

“Testing is a critical tool that helps us diagnose and treat those who become infected by COVID-19. Testing also helps us understand how COVID-19 moves through our communities so we can identify areas where transmission is occurring. Today we are redoubling our commitment to ensure testing remains a top priority for California,” said Dr. Ghaly. “Our testing capacity has increased exponentially in recent months. At the same time, new national supply chain challenges and large volumes of specimens sent to commercial laboratories have resulted in growing delays in processing times. Consequently, it is critical we continue to be deliberate and creative about testing. We must do this so that testing is readily available and affordable to those who need it, especially those communities experiencing the worst impacts of COVID-19 and those who are at the highest risk. Testing is a responsibility of our entire healthcare delivery system. Clinics, doctors, and other care sites should provide convenient testing to their patients who need a test.”

Today’s announcements include:

Testing Prioritization

The California Department of Public Health released updated testing guidance that focuses on testing hospitalized individuals with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and people being tested as part of the investigation and management of outbreaks, including contact tracing. The testing guidance also prioritizes individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms and individuals without symptoms who fall into high-risk categories, including people who live and work in nursing homes, homeless shelters and prisons, healthcare workers, and patients in hospitals. The new guidance will ensure that Californians who most need tests get them even if there are limited supplies.

New Testing Task Force Co-Chairs and Goals

Two new co-chairs will lead California’s Testing Task Force, the state’s private-public partnership that has taken the lead role in expanding both the collection and processing of specimens for COVID-19 testing. Leading the task force starting immediately are Dr. Gilbert Chavez, founding chief of the California Department of Public Health’s Center for Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Bechara Choucair, senior vice president and chief health officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. Chavez, the state’s former epidemiologist who has led the response to disease outbreak and emerging health threats, is coming out of retirement to help lead the task force. Dr. Choucair oversees Kaiser’s efforts focused on addressing the social health of its 12.4 million members and the 68 million people who live in the communities it serves.

The task force, which was launched in April, created testing locations where there were none, expanded laboratory capability and helped build a testing supply pipeline, scaling up from just 2,000 tests per day to more than 100,000 tests per day. Under the leadership of Chavez and Choucair, the task force will recommend testing priorities, continue to create equitable access to testing and support for state-operated community testing sites, and review options to lower overall testing costs.

Health Plan Coverage of Testing

To help ensure that testing is widely available to all Californians, the state is working collaboratively with health insurers to provide reimbursement for testing and with private providers to create additional in-office testing capacity. With more providers performing tests in the office rather than referring patients to labs or testing sites, the state would have more resources to focus on underserved and high-risk populations. The state is preparing to file emergency regulations that will classify COVID-19 testing as medically necessary urgent care for essential health workers and people with symptoms of or possible exposure to COVID-19.

From: California Department of Public Health

California Orders Additional Restrictions to Slow Transmissions of COVID-19

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health today expanded statewide its indoor closures for businesses that encourage mixing of individuals beyond immediate households and make physical distancing and wearing face coverings difficult. Affected businesses include restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums and cardrooms. These sectors may modify operations to provide services outside or by pick-up.

The state is similarly expanding statewide its order for brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs to close, both indoors and outdoors, unless they are offering sit down meals outdoors and comply with guidance issued on June 28.

Today’s order is effective immediately and the closures will remain in effect until the State Public Health Officer determines it is appropriate to modify the order based on public health conditions.

Counties on the County Monitoring List for three or more consecutive days – currently 29 counties accounting for 80 percent of the state’s population – must close indoor operations for additional activities including:

  • Gyms and Fitness Centers
  • Places of Worship
  • Indoor Protests
  • Offices for Non-Critical Infrastructure Sectors as identified at
  • Personal Care Services (including nail salons, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors)
  • Hair Salons and Barbershops
  • Malls

The 29 counties impacted by todays order include:

  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Imperial
  • Kings
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Marin
  • Merced
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • Orange
  • Placer
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Benito
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Joaquin
  • Santa Barbara
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Sutter
  • Tulare
  • Ventura
  • Yolo
  • Yuba

“Due to increased COVID-19 transmissions statewide and rising hospitalization numbers in many communities, we are taking more actions today to slow transmissions of the disease,” said Governor Newsom. “Each of us has the power to slow the spread of the virus. Here’s how you can help: Avoid mixing with people who are not in your household. If you can’t avoid it, wear a mask, move indoor activities outside, stay physically distant and wash your hands.”

Community spread of COVID-19 continues to be a concern for counties on the County Monitoring List. Further, rates in counties not on the list have also been increasing at an alarming rate, supporting this expanded state action. As community spread increases, vulnerable populations, including older Californians and those who have chronic conditions or compromised immune systems, are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill due to the virus. Higher cases counts can also threaten the state’s care delivery system capacity.

“Moving outside when you’re at a restaurant, winery or gym is a key step to helping reduce the risk for yourself and others, but that doesn’t mean your actions don’t matter. Letting your guard down around people who don’t live with you, even a family member or close friend, puts you at risk,” said Dr. Sonia Angell, State Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health. “When you go out, wear a face covering, keep physical distance, and wash your hands. The decisions we make today will determine how COVID-19 impacts our communities and families tomorrow.”

Sectors included in today’s announcement are all at higher risk of transmission because they promote mixing with others outside of one’s household. In addition, some of these sectors are centered on eating and drinking, compliance with face coverings is not possible for the full duration of time someone spends in these establishments. All industry or sector guidance documents that have been issued to date, including all infectious control measures outlined in those guidance documents, apply in outdoor settings, and must be adhered to. The state will work closely with counties to ensure businesses are complying with guidance and are modifying operations to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19.

California will continue to update and issue guidance based on the best available public health data and the best practices currently employed. More information about the state’s COVID-19 guidance is on the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance web page.

More information about reopening California and what individuals can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California.

Free drive-thru testing at Cal Expo is now open to all. You do not need a referral or show symptoms.

If you want to take a test you must fill out a form at the Verily website and obtain an appointment time. Testing is available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 1 pm.

Participants must remain in their cars. A Verily employee will take a swab sample from the participant’s nose. The process takes about 10 minutes.

The tests are limited to determining whether the person is currently infected with the coronavirus. The test does not indicate whether a person was previously infected.

Eligibility Page:

Covid-19 FAQ:

Covid-19 Homepage:

California is expanding coronavirus testing capacity daily. The latest screening criteria can be found here.

Governor Newsom announced COVID-19 Testing Task Force, a public-private collaboration that aims to quickly and significantly boost California’s testing capacity. The Task Force will work to scale up testing as demand increases.

OR, even without symptoms if you:

  • Work in a healthcare facility, such as a clinic, hospital, nursing home,  senior care facility, or other healthcare facility
  • Work in a jail, prison, or other setting of incarcerated persons
  • Serve as a first responder, such as an ambulance worker, law enforcement officer, or firefighter

Learn more about testing and treatment at California Department of Public Health Coronavirus Updates.

Obviously, the world has changed and we’re faced with challenging times. Right now, Cal Expo is doing everything it can regionally to assist with flattening the COVID-19 curve and help save lives. Our number one priority is the health and safety of the community and our guests. Cal Expo has taken to heart the comments made by the governor and state health officials and we are carefully considering all aspects and implications of hosting, postponing, or canceling the 2020 CA State Fair.

From Cal Expo: Calendar of Events Updated

For a list of postponed events on the schedule this summer and fall visit our calendar of events.

From Cal Expo: COVID-19 Emergency Trailers

As part of a collaborative regional response to the COVID-19 crisis, Cal Expo is working with state and local officials to help provide temporary COVID-19 emergency trailers on the Cal Expo grounds to homeless individuals within the County who have been deemed at-high risk of contracting the coronavirus by public health officials.

The temporary shelter, in the form of RV trailers are in Lot 26 surrounded by temporary fencing. The trailers will be under the control of City of Sacramento and will be monitored 24/7 to ensure the safety and well-being of all. Individuals who are temporarily sheltered will not have access to Cal Expo’s facilities, but will be provided with basic necessities by the city. Temporary shelter will be provided until at least June 30 or until seven days after the governor lifts his state of emergency orders, whichever happens first.

Cal Expo is pleased to do its part to help provide short-term assistance to those in need and has always considered itself as part of the statewide community. We will continue to do our part to help flatten the COVID-19 curve while maintaining normal business operations.

For any questions:
Sacramento County Emergency Management as a contact for homelessness Covid-19 or contact 211. A homelessness fact sheet (below) listed as a contact for additional information.

From CA State Fair: California State Fair Competitions Postponed

For more than 165 years, the California State Fair has showcased the Best of California. Although we’re faced with challenging times right now, the CA State Fair & Food Festival team remains optimistic. We are in continuous communication with our States’ leadership as well as our partners to keep our competitors, volunteers, and staff safe and healthy while we continue to plan for our competition season. We recognize the impact that the COVID-19 emergency has had on personal and professional lives. In an effort to provide the opportunity for competitors to continue to focus on business and personal recovery, competition opening dates have been postponed to April 13.

From Cal Expo: Drive-Thru Testing

Cal Expo is a part of the greater Sacramento Community and wishes to do our part to flatten the COVID-19 curve and help save lives.

As such, Cal Expo has partnered with the County of Sacramento to establish a COVID-19 testing site at Cal Expo. Due to limited resources, the testing site will be open to individuals who are considered “at-risk” and have qualified with an official notification from an appropriate healthcare professional.

We are asking members of the community not to show up without being directed by the appropriate medical professionals. Doing so could unintentionally put others at risk, cause dangerous delays, and jeopardize the health and safety of the healthcare professionals and County officials who are working judiciously to open and operate the site.

More information will be shared by the County of Sacramento when it becomes available. For more information about the testing site, contact the Sacramento County Department of Public Health.

Please refer all media calls to:

All community calls should be referred to their own health care provider.

From Cal Expo: Satellite Wagering and Harness Racing Update

Satellite Wagering

Following the advice of state leaders, as well as guidance from the California Department of Public Health, Cal Expo Simulcast will be closed until further notice.

Harness Racing

• Harness Racing is suspended for the remainder of the season.

• Satellite Wagering is closed to the general public until further notice.

From California Department of Public Health:

Mass Gatherings Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19

Media Alert: Cal Expo Increases Sanitation Measures for All Events


Flu Season and Coronavirus COVID-19

As part of the State’s response to address the global COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday declared a State of Emergency to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple State agencies and departments, and help the State prepare for broader spread of COVID-19. The Governor’s proclamation comes as the number of positive California cases rises and following one official COVID-19 death.

As an employer and a major event facility, Cal Expo is prudently monitoring and reviewing information related to flu season and COVID-19.  As we prepare for the growing number of events at the State’s fairgrounds, please know we remain in communication with our State’s leadership, as well as with our partners at leading organizations in the international festivals, fairs and event management business.  Additionally, we have been working to share related information with our employees, event promoters and business partners.

This week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an interim guidance document concerning mass gatherings and large public events. To date this is the leading guidance to which all local and state health authorities have been directed.

CDC stresses that it is critical to keep solid lines of communication in place at all levels; encourage all persons to practice good personal health habits; and to promote everyday preventive actions to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, which includes:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.

To further enhance education and protection, Cal Expo is:

  • Adding additional handwashing stations.
  • Making alcohol hand sanitizers and tissues available at select locations.
  • Posting signage encouraging employees and patrons to wash their hands.
  • Enhancing the janitorial cleaning schedule for select facilities where appropriate.
  • Encouraging persons who feel unwell (i.e. fever, cough, respiratory problems) to stay home (employees and event patrons.)

As we navigate through the coming days and weeks, should you have questions, concerns, please feel free to submit your thoughts to us at or (916) 263-3000 and we will respond as soon as possible.