Shelter at Home Order

On May 19, 2020, Napa County was approved by the California Department of Public Health to move into Expanded Stage 2. NEW!

Businesses, working with their city/town chambers of commerce, are being asked to organize themselves by sector and develop Best Management Practices in preparation of future State guidance. 


When does this Modified Health Order become effective and when does it expire? 

This Order supersedes the Health Officer Order issued on April 22, 2020 directing all individuals to shelter at home. This Order is effective immediately and similarly has no end date. The Order will continue to be in effect until it is rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer. This order modifies certain requirements to be consistent with the State of California’s “Roadmap to Modify the Stay At Home Order.” 

The changes to this Order include the allowance of outdoor recreation sports that can comply with physical distancing requirements; however, person-to-person contact sports are still prohibited. Drive-in activities that can comply with physical distancing requirements are now also allowed. 

Businesses will be permitted to reopen within the State of California’s framework that identifies four-stages to reopening. 

Finally, this revision requires wearing cloth face coverings when inside places of business and in workplaces when interacting with any person where six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained. The face coverings requirement provides for exclusions, such as when you are engaged in outdoor activities, and exceptions for certain populations. 

What does this Order do? 

It requires that people continue to shelter in their places of residence to slow the spread of COVID-19 unless they are engaged in the activities allowed by the Order, which are discussed more below. When people need to leave their homes for the purposes allowed by this Order, they must comply with physical distancing requirements and wear a cloth face covering when seeking services inside a business or when in an indoor work space and within six feet of other people.