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The City of Oakdale has established a streamlined permitting process allowing businesses to expanded outdoor  commercial areas on to public and private property (including sidewalks, streets, and parking lots.  Then intent of the program is to encourage social distancing and safety for restaurant patrons, retail customers, and employees by expanding simple, low cost outdoor commercial opportunities that do not require or encourage elaborate structures. 


Oakdale, CA (March 19, 2020) – On Monday, March 16, 2020 the City of Oakdale City Council in
response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation declared a local emergency. Additionally, the City activated its Emergency Operations Center to better monitor COVID-19 developments at the local level and maintain essential city services.

Oakdale Mayor J.R. McCarty offered the following:

“The City of Oakdale’s highest priority is to protect the health and safety of our community.
We are utilizing all of our resources to monitor this situation and are taking necessary steps to
help keep our residents safe. In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 I encourage our
residents to stay at home.”

On March 18, 2020 the Stanislaus County Public Health Officer provided the following guidelines for all Stanislaus County residents:

“Stay at home if possible. If you need to be out in the community, maintain social distancing of
six feet. Seniors or those with serious underlying medical conditions should remain at home
based on public health recommendations."

City Facilities Closed to Public Access

As a safety measure and to reduce potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), all City of
Oakdale facilities are closed to public access effective until further notice. During this closure, City employees will continue to work and carry out the essential functions of our City such as public safety, water and sewer, customer service and more.

Questions: While the majority of City facilities will be closed to public access during this time, staff will be available by phone and email to assist the public with any questions on this matter. For more information on how to access City services please visit

City Hall: (209) 845-3571
Oakdale Police Department: (209) 847-2231
Public Services, Building, and Planning: (209) 845-3600
For emergencies continue to dial 911.

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