Industry and Workplace Guidance

Industry and workplace guidance has been developed in supporting your operation with the COVID-19 response, and plans for reopening. The guidance resources below are comprised from sources across the Federal, State and Local level. Just like we experienced with the Shelter at Home Order, the State’s Guidance defines the minimum requirements. As this situation is evolving rapidly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and your local Chamber of Commerce may have the most up-to-date documents.

When Will Businesses Reopen?

The State’s current plan is to issue guidance regarding “How” sectors can re-open, but leave the timing (“When”) to the Counties, based on local conditions.

Our current local Shelter-at-Home Order (May 7) and our local conditions permit such reopening to occur as State guidance is issued. This means that Napa County is unable to approve the reopening of any sectors until such guidance documents are posted to the State’s website. Once State guidance documents are posted, the local health officer can decide, based on local conditions and disease epidemiology, whether it is prudent to allow such sectors to reopen. Currently, our local Shelter-at-Home Order and our local conditions permit such reopening to occur as State guidance is issued. If local conditions change (i.e., worsen), then a new local Shelter-at-Home Order will be issued that may set forth a different process.

Please remember that this further progression through Stage 2 and into Stage 3 is possible for our community only because the County’s variance attestation that we are sufficiently prepared for a possible surge was posted by the State on May 19. In order for more reopening to occur in Napa County, we must all continue to engage in physical distancing, follow the cloth face covering requirements, and adhere to all aspects of State industry guidance documents. The County’s continued progress depends upon all of us acting in socially and behaviorally responsible ways. Thank you for your help!

General Workplace Guidance

Agricultural Sector

Automobile Dealership and Rentals

Childcare, Schools and Summer Day Programs and Activities for Children

Communications and Technology Sector

Construction Sector

Delivery Services

Emergency Services

Energy and Utilities Sectors

Entertainment, Parks and Outdoor Museums

Food and Restaurant Sector

Funeral Homes

Government Operations and Detention Centers

Hair Salons and Barber Shops

Health Sector

Hotels and Lodging 

Under the current statewide Stay-at-Home order, hotels should only open for COVID-19 isolation and quarantine or providing accommodation for essential workers or homeless populations. The lodging industry may continue to take reservations into June, but the County has no information from the State regarding the timeline for allowing Hotels/Lodging to reopen for non-essential leisure/tourism purposes. Therefore, your ability to honor any reservations into June is contingent upon the State’s timeline.

Limited Services

Manufacturing, Logistics and Warehousing Sector

Mining and Logging Sectors

Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services and Cultural Ceremonies 

Pool and Spa Operators

Professional Services (Office) Sector 

Real Estate Sector

Residential, Sheltering Facilities and Services Sector

Retail Sector

Wineries and Tasting Rooms

Under the current statewide Stay-at-Home order, tasting rooms and visitation at wineries remains prohibited. Essential agricultural activities related to the production of wine is permitted. The County has no information from the State regarding the timeline for allowing tasting rooms to reopen for non-essential leisure/tourism purposes. Therefore, your ability to reopen tasting rooms and wineries for visitation is subject to the State’s timeline.

Waste Management, Water and Wastewater Sectors