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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Board of Supervisors make historic appointment to the Napa County Housing Commission

NAPA COUNTY – For the first time in the county’s history, a representative of the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation will hold a seat on the Napa County Housing Commission with the appointment of Arnulfo A. Solorio at the February 6, 20...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Board of Supervisors approve wage increase for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers

NAPA COUNTY – At its regular meeting on February 6, 2024, the Napa County Board of Supervisors, sitting as the In-Home Supportive Services (IHHS) Public Authority Governing Board, approved an agreement with IHSS providers represented by SEIU Loc...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Napa County Board of Supervisors approves sale of the Calistoga Fairgrounds to the City of Calistoga

NAPA, CA – Representing a significant step in revitalizing and preserving a cherished community asset, the Napa County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to sell the Calistoga Fairgrounds to the City of Calistoga for $2 million. This m...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 17, 2023

Napa County Board of Supervisors makes committee and commission appointments

NAPA COUNTY – At its regular board meeting on January 23, 2024, the Napa County Board of Supervisors confirmed the following appointments and reappointments, effective immediately:

  • James V. Jones - Napa County Law Library Board of Trustees (reapp...
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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Board of Supervisors grants Napa County Forgivable Child Care Loan funds to six providers

NAPA, CA – Marking a big investment in infrastructure, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve Napa County Forgivable Child Care Loan funds to six child care providers: Nature’s Way Montessori, LLC; Le Petit Elephant Nursery and Preschool (C...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Napa County Board of Supervisors appoint new chair and vice chair, committee selections

NAPA, CA – In a ceremonial transition of leadership, the Napa County Board of Supervisors has appointed Supervisor Joelle Gallagher (District 1) to the position of chair and Supervisor Anne Cottrell (District 3) to the position of vice chair. Their terms ...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Napa County Board of Supervisors makes committee and commission appointments

NAPA COUNTY – At its regular board meeting on December 19, 2023, the Napa County Board of Supervisors confirmed the following appointments and reappointments, effective immediately:

  • Lynn Baker, Napa/Solano Area Agency of Aging Advisory C...
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Posted on: November 28, 2023

Douglas Durward Appointed Director of Napa County Department of Child Support Services

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Napa County - The Napa County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of Douglas Durward as the new Director of the Napa County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) effective December 31, 2023, following the retirement of Janet Nottley. &...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Napa County Board of Supervisors makes committee and commission appointments

NAPA COUNTY - At its regular board meeting on November 28, 2023, the Napa County Board of Supervisors confirmed the following appointments and reappointments, effective immediately: 

  • Teressa Foss, Napa County Arts and Culture Advisory Committee; T...
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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Napa County Board of Supervisors Makes Committee and Commission Appointments

NAPA COUNTY - At its regular board meeting on November 7, 2023, the Napa County Board of Supervisors confirmed the following appointments, effective immediately: 

  • Rose Sheehan - Napa County Mental Health Board (MHBB); Term expires January 1, 2026
  • M...
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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: October 10, 2023

CAL FIRE Veteran David Shew appointed as Napa County's First Fire Administrator

David Shew, Napa County Fire Administrator

Napa County, CA – The Napa County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of David Shew as Napa County’s first fire administrator, effective October 30, 2023. 

David Shew brings an impressive 32-year tenure with the California Depa...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: October 10, 2023

Napa County Board of Supervisors Passes ‘Safe Firearm Storage’ Ordinance

NAPA COUNTY – The Napa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the adoption of a the ‘Safe Firearm Storage’ ordinance, adding Chapter 9.20 to Title 9 to the Napa County Code. The ordinance, which restricts residents from keeping firearms in their...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: October 10, 2023

Napa County Board of Supervisors Makes Committee and Commission Appointments

NAPA COUNTY – At its regular board meeting on October 10, 2023, the Napa County Board of Supervisors confirmed the following appointments, effective immediately:

  • Elaine Paoli has been reappointed to the Napa County In-Home Supportive Services (IH...
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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: March 2, 2023

County to live stream Board of Supervisors meetings on YouTube

NAPA, CA – California’s COVID-19 State of Emergency ended on February 28, 2023, which according to the Brown Act, means Napa County boards and commissions will return to in-person meetings. The county will continue to provide accessibi...

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Posted on: February 20, 2024

Napa County to receive $500,000 settlement in longstanding code enforcement case

Napa County will be receiving a $500,000 settlement payment as successful resolution of an ongoing code enforcement case that has been a matter of concern for the community. The settlement was made possible through the authority granted by the Bo...

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Napa County News
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Draft Reusable Food Ware and Waste Reduction Ordinance released for public comment

The Napa County Climate Action Committee (CAC) is inviting public feedback on a draft ordinance aimed at phasing out the use of polystyrene food ware and single-use plastic food ware, and instead mandating the use of reusable or compostable alternatives p...

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Napa County News
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Board of Supervisors approve wage increase for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers

At its regular meeting on February 6, 2024, the Napa County Board of Supervisors, sitting as the In-Home Supportive Services (IHHS) Public Authority Governing Board, approved an agreement with IHSS providers represented by SEIU Local 2015, that increases ...

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Napa County News
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Napa County seeking arts and culture grant applications for 2024-2025 grant cycle

The Napa County Arts and Culture Advisory Committee (ACAC) announces a request for proposals from Napa County arts and culture non-profit organizations interested in receiving grant funds. The application for the 2023-2024 grant cycle is now available onl...

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Napa County News
Posted on: January 23, 2024

FEMA to Conduct Flood Risk Field Study throughout City of Calistoga and Napa County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is conducting a detailed study to map the flood risk and associated hazards for the City of Calistoga and the County of Napa, California. Impacted waterways reaching in and around Calistoga, Napa County will ...

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Napa County News
Posted on: January 22, 2024

Calistoga Library celebrates centennial with year of activities and events

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NAPA COUNTY – Napa County is celebrating the centennial of the Calistoga Library with activities and events throughout the year. The Calistoga Library, one of Napa County Library’s four branches, was built in 1924, and joined the Napa City-County...

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Napa County News
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Probation Department Awarded Grant for Intensive Supervision Program for High-Risk DUI Offenders

The Napa County Probation Department received funds for an intensive probation supervision program for high-risk DUI offenders with multiple DUI convictions.

The $300,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will go toward the creation ...

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Napa County News
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Napa County to transition to online building permit applications effective January 1, 2024

Napa County – Napa County announced that all building permit applications will be available exclusively online through the County’s Online Permit Center (OPC) effective January 1, 2024. 

This transition to online permit applica...

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Napa County News
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Auditor-Controller’s Office Receives Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting and Transparency

Napa County - The Napa County Auditor-Controller’s Office has been recognized for excellence in financial reporting and transparency by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) and the California State Controller’...

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Napa County News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Napa County awarded $5 million to launch BAHFA Rental Assistance Pilot Program

NAPA, CA - The Napa County Department of Housing and Homeless Services (DHHS) has been selected to receive a grant of up to $5 million to launch and administer the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) Rental Assistance Pilot Program. The pilot progr...

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Napa County News
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Napa Groundwater Sustainability Agency Seeks Public Comment

NAPA COUNTY - The Napa Groundwater Sustainability Agency (NCGSA) is seeking public comment on multiple workplans related to groundwater sustainability and water conservation in the Napa Valley Subbasin, an aquifer designated as “high priority&am...

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Napa County News
Posted on: October 12, 2023

Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commission Announces Awards

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Napa County, CA - Following the grant award recommendation meeting of the Wildlife Conservation Commission (WCC) on August 14, 2023, Napa County has granted a total of $59,520 to eight organizations as part of the 2023-2024 WCC grant cycle. 

These...

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Napa County News
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Napa County to Receive $37.5 Million BRIC Grant for Comprehensive Wildfire Mitigation Program

Napa County, California – Napa County announced today its selection as a recipient of the federal Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant, amounting to $37.5 million, with an additional 25 percent match to be prov...

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Napa County News
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Board of Supervisors appoints Brian Bordona to lead Planning, Building and Environmental Services

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Napa County, CA – The Napa County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of Brian Bordona as the new director of the Napa County Department of Planning, Building and Environmental Services (PBES). Pending final approval of his e...

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Napa County News
Posted on: July 28, 2023

State awards Napa County HHSA $3.3 million grant to improve behavioral health infrastructure

NAPA, CA – Marking a huge investment in behavioral health, Napa County has been conditionally awarded an over $3.3 million grant from the California Department of Health Care Services (DCHS) through the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure...

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Napa County News
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Napa County Board of Supervisors appoints Ryan J. Alsop County Executive Officer

Ryan Alsop, Napa County CEO

Napa County, CA – The Napa County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of Ryan J. Alsop as the county's new County Executive Officer (CEO). With a career spanning both public service and private sector leadership, Alsop brings...

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Napa County News
Posted on: April 4, 2023

Stay safe and informed with new Alert Napa County emergency notification system

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NAPA, CA – In a continuing effort to keep Napa County residents safe and informed, the Office of Emergency Services will be transitioning to a new, more robust countywide notification system called Alert Napa County. Set to launch April 15, Alert Napa Cou...

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Napa County News
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Napa County Affordable Accessory Dwelling Unit Forgivable Loan Program officially launches

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NAPA, CA (March 17, 2023) – A first-of-its-kind program in the country, the Napa County Affordable Accessory Dwelling Unit Forgivable Loan Program has officially launched and is ready for interested homeowners to apply at countyofnapa.org/aaduloan. &n...

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Posted on: March 14, 2023

Isolation guideline updates follow end of COVID-19 State of Emergency

Napa, CA (March 14, 2023) – At today’s Board meeting, the Napa County Board of Supervisors voted to end the local COVID-19 State of Emergency. The local declaration helped in the county’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, including mobilizing county r...

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Napa County News
Posted on: January 26, 2023

CA Department of Water Resources approves Napa Valley Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP)

NAPA, CA (January 26, 2023) – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has approved the Napa Valley Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). The GSP provides a detailed roadmap for the Napa Valley Subbasin to achieve and maintai...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Board of Supervisors appoint new chair and vice chair

NAPA, CA (JANUARY 3, 2023) – The Napa County Board of Supervisors has appointed the positions of chair to Supervisor Belia Ramos (District 5) and vice chair to Supervisor Joelle Gallagher (District 1). The board chair is responsible for management of boar...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Napa County Appoints Dr. Christine Wu as Deputy Director of Health and Human Services Agency

A photo of Christine Wu and Jennifer Yasamoto holding a paper in the Board room

NAPA, CA, DECEMBER 13, 2022 – Dr. Christine Wu has been named deputy director of HHSA-Public Health/public health officer announced Jennifer Yasumoto, agency director, Health and Human Services. Dr. Wu was formally appointed to the position today by the N...

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Napa County News
Posted on: December 5, 2022

Napa County Program spurs Program Affordable Housing through Forgiveness of ADU Construction Loan

NAPA, CA (November 29, 2022) – With the passage of the Affordable Accessory Dwelling Unit Forgivable Loan Program, the Napa County Board of Supervisors has taken a major step forward in the development of additional affordable housing units throughout the...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Avian Influenza Detected in a Napa County Wild Bird

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Avian Influenza Detected in a Napa County Wild Bird

Napa, CA — A wild bird in Napa County has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). HPAI is a viral disease that occurs naturally among wild aquatic birds, such as ducks, geese, swans,...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

County encourages residents to stay cool, hydrated and informed during high heat

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Napa, CA — With temperatures expected to reach above 100°F degrees in some parts of Napa County this week, Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Relucio, encourages residents to prepare for the hot weather.

“When temperatures are high, we want everyone to stay ...

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Napa County News
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Don't Wait for an Emergency; Apply for Your Ag Verification Card Today

The Napa County Ag Commissioner’s Office developed the following Ag Pass program to identify vetted commercial farm and ranch owner-operators to Law Enforcement and Cal Fire personnel during a disaster. Learn more!

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Paul Pelosi Pleads Guilty to DUI with Injury Charges

Today, Paul Pelosi was convicted in Napa County Superior Court on charges filed by the Napa County District Attorney’s Office based upon an automobile collision and driving under the influence arrest on May 28th, 2022. Mr. Pelosi pled guilty to ...

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Napa County News
Posted on: August 18, 2022

OPR Publishes Wildfire Planning Resources

To help communities address wildfire risks, OPR (California State Office of Planning and Research) released a Final Draft of the updated Fire Hazard Planning Technical Advisory, along with a new Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Planning Guide.

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Paul Pelosi Arraigned on DUI with Injury Charges and Pleads Not Guilty

NAPA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE 1127 First Street, Ste. C Napa, CA 94559 Main: (707) 253-4211 Fax: (707) 253-4041 www.countyofnapa.org/da ALLISON HALEY District Attorney

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Release of Napa County CEO

The Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted to release CEO Minh Tran from employment with the County. Representing the Board’s decision, Chair Gregory said, “Mr. Tran has been expressing interest in transitioning out for some time, and his commitment t...

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Napa County News
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Two Type 1 Helitankers will be based within LNU

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Tyree Zander, PIO707.967.4207 / [email protected]

St Helena – CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit (LNU), welcomed two additional Type-1 Helitankers to the Unit on July 1, 2022. CAL FIRE has positioned two contracted Type-1 Helitankers used as exclusive...

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Napa County News
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Annual Increase to the Local Assessment Roll

Thanks to the work of the dedicated staff of the Assessor Division, Napa County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk John Tuteur presented a local assessment roll of $48.8 Billion for the 2022-2023 fiscal year to Auditor Controller Tracy Schulze based on the va...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Agricultural Commissioner releases 2021 Napa County Agricultural Crop Report

NAPA – The gross value of all agricultural production in Napa County was $745,778,100 in 2021 – a 60.2 percent increase from the previous year.

Agricultural Commissioner Tracy Cleveland released the 2021 Napa County Agricultural Crop Report during...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Protect Your Health: Food, medication, and generator safety during a power outage

NAPA COUNTY - During a prolonged power outage, your food may become unsafe to eat and increase your risk of illness. Medications that need to be refrigerated may also become less effective or stop working. Finally, if you are using a generator, it is impo...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 27, 2023

New Fall 2023 COVID Vaccine Now Available at Local Pharmacies

Preventing another ‘Tripledemic’ through COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV Vaccines

NAPA COUNTY- Amid rising COVID-19 cases across Napa and the broader Bay Area, as well as concerning forecasts predicting the potential onset of another &...

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

With Respiratory Viruses Circulating, All Bay Area Health Officers Recommend Actions to Stay Healthy

NAPA, CA - As levels of circulating respiratory viruses increase and people spend more time indoors for the holiday season, it’s important to know all the ways to stay healthy this winter.  

All Bay Area Health Officers recommen...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Napa County Completes Legionella Bacteria Remediation for Hall of Justice Cooling Tower

(Napa, CA, August 11, 2022) - Napa County officials said today that the County has now completed a thorough cleaning and disinfection process for the HVAC system at the County Hall of Justice at 1125 Third Street in Napa. Water sample of the Legionella ba...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Ongoing Investigation Identifies Legionella in More Sites

Napa, CA — Napa County Public Health, in collaboration with CDC/CDPH and PBES – Environmental Health, has identified Legionella in two more sites, which have been undergoing cleaning and disinfection since last week. High levels of Legionella bacteria wer...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Investigation Identifies Legionella in Hotel Cooling Tower with Remediation in Progress

Napa, CA — Napa County Public Health has been working closely with California Department of Public Health and Centers for Prevention and Disease Control to investigate and remediate sources of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Napa County. Testing human-made...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Napa County Public Health reports a fatality from Legionnaires’ Disease

Napa, CA — An outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in Napa County has sickened and hospitalized 12 people since July 11, 2022 and has now caused one death. 

Napa County’s Public Health Officer and Deputy Director of Health and Human Services, Dr. Kar...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Napa County Public Health Investigates Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease

Napa, CA – Napa County Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Napa County. Napa County Public Health is aware of nine confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, two suspected cases, and one probable case for a...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Napa County Public Health Investigates First Probable Case of Monkeypox

Napa, CA – Napa County Public Health is reporting its first probable case of monkeypox infection in a Napa County resident exposed in a location where there is a current outbreak.  

The person preliminarily tested positive for monkeypox virus afte...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Bay Area Health Officers Issue Criteria for Lifting COVID-19 Indoor Masking Requirements

NOTICE: This has been updated. Please see the 2/9/2022 media release for the most recent information about masking in Napa County.

As decisions to vaccinate and wear face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations, healt...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

CalFresh Replacement Benefits Available for Households Impacted by Power Outages

Whenever a CalFresh household loses food purchased with CalFresh dollars due to natural disasters, extended power outages or other household misfortunes, replacement benefits may be available to help replace some of the lost food. Self Sufficiency Service...

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Self Sufficiency Services
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Health Care Plan Changes to Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is changing how it contracts with managed care plans effective January 1, 2024. Some Medi-Cal beneficiaries may receive notices about these changes.

How does this affect Napa County Medi-Cal members?

Minor chang...

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Self Sufficiency Services
Posted on: December 28, 2023

Health Care Open Enrollment Ends January 31

Covered California is taking applications for 2024 health care coverage during the Open Enrollment period from November 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024. Open enrollment is the time of year when everyone can apply for a plan through Covered California. Outsid...

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Self Sufficiency Services
Posted on: October 15, 2023

Health Care Open Enrollment Begins November 1

Covered California will be taking applications for 2024 health care coverage during the Open Enrollment period from November 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024. Open enrollment is the time of year when everyone can apply for a plan through Covered California. O...

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Self Sufficiency Services
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Safeguard your CalWORKs or CalFresh Benefits

Across California, customers are experiencing their CalWORKs and CalFresh benefits being stolen off their EBT card. 

In order to help safeguard your benefits, here are some tips:

  • Change your PIN prior to your monthly issuance (at the end of every m...
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Self Sufficiency Services
Posted on: August 18, 2023

Announcing a New Way to Stay Informed!

Receive regular updates from the Napa County Self Sufficiency Services Division (SSSD) on: 

  • Important Changes to the Public Assistance Programs
  • Resources available to individuals in receipt of Public Assistance
  • Upcoming Events 

Signing up to...

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