November 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Update: Napa County Reverting Back to Widespread (Purple) Tier
Napa County, along with 40 other Counties, is reverting back to widespread (purple) tier due to a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases over the last three weeks. A return to the purple tier severely impacts local businesses that will now have to close indoor operations or reduce business capacity.
For more information on the businesses that are affected by County, visit www.covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy or find Napa County-specific information here: https://www.countyofnapa.org/2739/Coronavirus-COVID-19
July 13, 2020 - Advisory: State of California orders additional businesses closed effective July 13th.
The State of California has further ordered that counties on the State Monitoring List, including Napa County, are required to close the following sectors on July 13, 2020 unless they can be operated outside or by curbside pick-up:
- Fitness Centers
- Worship Services
- Offices for non-essential sectors (list of essential sectors here: https://covid19.ca.gov/essential-workforce/)
- Personal care services including nail salons, waxing, massage therapy, day spas and tattoo parlors
- Hair salons and barber shops
This is in addition to businesses ordered closed on July 9, 2020, including:
- Indoor dine-in restaurants
- Indoor wineries and tasting rooms
- Indoor movie theaters
- Indoor family entertainment centers (bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, etc)
- Zoos and museums
- Indoor card rooms
- Bars, brewpubs, breweries and public must close both indoor and outdoor operations.
Government operations are considered an essential services and Napa County offices will remain open. The exception to this is the Napa City-County Library that will begin curbside services on Tuesday, July 14th.
Napa County is awaiting further details from the State of California, including how long these closures will last. It is anticipated that this order will last a minimum of three weeks. The timing for when these sectors can reopen will be made by the State, not Napa County. More information will be posted on the County’s website as it becomes available.
JUNE 26, 2020 - Napa County has established a testing schedule for July 2020 that will include testing in Napa, American Canyon, St. Helena and Calistoga.
Testing is by appointment only and appointment slots are open up to (7) days in advance of the testing date. Appointments fill up quickly. If you are trying to schedule a test and appointments are not available, you are encouraged to select a different city for testing OR check back the next day to schedule an appointment. If your testing need is urgent, please contact your primary care provider.
Appointments may be scheduled by visiting: https://www.countyofnapa.org/2776/COVID-19-Testing
You may be asked to provide insurance information, however, insurance is not required for testing.
JUNE 19, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health has issued new guidance regarding the requirement of face coverings in indoor public spaces at all times. Face coverings should also be worn outdoors unless six feet of distance can be maintained between members of different households. Napa County’s Public Health Order has been amended to incorporate the State guidance as a requirement.
The new requirements on face coverings can be found here: https://www.countyofnapa.org/DocumentCenter/View/17945/Guidance-for-Face-Coverings_06-18-2020
Face coverings should not be worn by children aged 2 or younger. Those with difficult breathing due to a medical condition or engaging in a activity where a face covering would cause a safety hazard are also exempt. Face coverings do not need to be worn during exercise if six feet of distance can be maintained.
JUNE 18, 2020 - Gyms, fitness studios, movie theaters, and personal care services may open tomorrow in Napa County. Personal services include: nail salons, cosmetology, aestheticians, massage therapy, tattoo parlors, etc. Guidance for these industries is posted here: https://www.countyofnapa.org/2840/Industry-Guidance
JUNE 8, 2020 - Repeat testing is now available and is recommended for those with community exposure and is recommended every 14 days.
COVID-19 testing is by appointment only for those 18 or older. To complete an online assessment and register for a drive-through testing appointment, visit: https://www.countyofnapa.org/2776/COVID-19-Testing
Walk-ins are not permitted at the testing site. An appointment is required and details on how to access the testing site will be provided once an appointment is made.
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