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Posted on: May 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Napa County Modifies Shelter at Home Order

County Businesses to Gradually Open through State-Guided Process

(NAPA, CALIF.) – Napa County has modified its Shelter At Home Order to reflect the State of California’s Stay At Home Order and “Roadmap to Modify the Stay at Home Order”, permitting businesses to gradually reopen through a State-guided process.  During this gradual reopening period, Napa County is adding a layer of protection against transmission of COVID-19 among residents and workers by requiring cloth face coverings at all times while inside businesses, and in workplaces when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained between people. 

Today’s modified order is effective immediately, and is issued with no end date. The order will remain in effect until it is modified, amended, or rescinded by Napa County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Relucio. The requirements for cloth face coverings go into effect Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.

“The intent of today’s order is to ensure that our residents continue to shelter in their places of residence and continue to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Relucio. “Although businesses will be slowly opening through the State’s process, I cannot stress enough the importance that our residents continue to protect themselves and their community by leaving home only for the limited activities allowed.”

The COVID-19 virus still exists throughout the county, and it is imperative that residents and business owners continue to collaborate with the County and abide by the terms of the County Order. This collaboration will ensure critical healthcare services will not be overburdened and require a return to a countywide shutdown. 

Through the State’s process, Napa County’s non-essential businesses will be permitted to reopen for curbside pick-up or delivery, beginning with businesses that pose the least risk to customers and employees of contracting the virus. It is anticipated that the lower risk non-essential businesses may be able to open as early as Friday, May 8, 2020, when the State moves into Stage 2 of a 4-stage plan to gradually reopen California.  Higher-risk non-essential businesses will be allowed to open for business, with restrictions, after meeting the State’s Public Health Officer’s guidelines that will be issued next Tuesday.  Businesses that are considered to pose the highest risk of virus transmission to customers and employees will not open until the State announces a move into Stages 3 and 4.  

For more information, see Napa County’s Complete Order and Frequently Asked Questions.


To learn how California’s businesses and industries are categorized by risk, refer to the State of California Resilience Roadmap.


The Board of Supervisors and staff of Napa County are dedicated to preserving and sustaining Napa County for present and future generations as a community with generous open space, a thriving agricultural industry and a quality human and natural environment. Visit us on the web at www.countyofnapa.org, or follow us on social media -- @CountyofNapa on Twitter or Napa County, California on Facebook.

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