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New Statewide COVID-19 Restrictions Watch List Updated and New Restrictions Added

New Statewide COVID-19 Restrictions Watch List Updated and New Restrictions Added

The Governor took action today on new statewide restrictions, in the face in rising COVID-19 cases. In addition, new restrictions were added to the counties on the state’s watch list. See the attachment from Kahn, Soares & Conway for all of these changes and the counties on the list as of today (including Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter Yolo, Yuba).

Attachment: Statewide Closures

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CHP Rice Equipment Transport Issues

CHP Rice Equipment Transport Issues

Several weeks ago, contract haulers of farm equipment in the Sacramento Valley reported enforcement actions when moving combines. At issue was the interpretation of the vehicle code that allows farmers to haul their own equipment without a permit but not contract haulers. Shortly thereafter, the movement of stompers was impacted due to their oversized width. CHP indicated that a CHP escort was needed to move the equipment. Booking an escort is about two weeks out and comes at a cost of $1,500.

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