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City Advises Residents To Stay At Home

Oakdale residents are being advised to stay home - based on the recommendation of the county's Public Health Department officials.

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.”

As a reminder, all City of Oakdale facilities are closed to public access effective until further notice.

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 visit

For the latest COVID-19 information provided by local Public Health Officials, follow StanEmergency on Facebook or visit the StanEmergency website.