COVID-19 Business Guidelines and Resources

Guidance for Employers and Employees 

This page contains resources for the City of Napa’s business community in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As this situation rapidly evolves, we are coordinating with the Napa County Public Health, business assistance partners, and stakeholders. The Economic Development Division is committed to keeping our local business community informed of all the resources that are and will become readily available.  

Check out these resource flyers:

*5 Actions Community Members to Help Local Businesses*

*5 Actions Local Businesses Can Take*

For the most up-to-date information please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website (CDC), CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employees, and the County of Napa’s Public Health Division


Orientación para empleadores y empleados

Esta página contiene recursos para la comunidad empresarial de la Ciudad de Napa en respuesta al brote de COVID-19. A medida que esta situación evoluciona rápidamente, nos estamos coordinando con la División de Salud Pública del Condado de Napa, los agencias asistencia comercial y líderes comunitarios. La División de Desarrollo Económico se compromete a mantener informada a nuestra comunidad empresarial local sobre todos los recursos que están y estarán disponibles.

Para obtener la información más actualizada, visite el sitio web del Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), la Guía de CDC para empresas y empleados (página actualmente en ingles), y la División de Salud Pública del Condado de Napa (página en ingles pero contiene recursos en español).  

  1. COVID-19 Updates and additional partner resources
  2. Remote Training and Workshops
  3. Relief Grants and Loans
  4. Workforce Assistance for Employers, Employees, and Unemployed
  5. Tax Filings
  6. NEW ABC Licensing Resources
  7. Pick Up Priority Sign Program


Updated 3/30/2020

  • Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARE Act: See this document for resources, tips, and explanations of the CARE Act. Very useful! 
  • Napa Valley Register List of Open Businesses: Please fill out this form if your business is open for business during the shelter-in-place order. The Register will be publishing the list shortly and we will provide and update. 
  • Notice for Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensees: Licensees with bona fide eating places (i.e. restaurants) selling beer, wine and pre-mixed cocktails for consumption off the licensed premises with meals prepared for pick-up or delivery are required to post the following notice in a manner that puts consumers on notice of limitations regarding open container laws. For your convenience we’ve included an easy to print PDF for the purposes of posting on the licensed premises. Please click here to access the PDF.
  • Pick-Up Priority Signs: The City of Napa is providing temporary loading zones and curbside parking instructions to businesses for delivery, take-out, and online orders through the suspension of dine-in services under the State and County orders aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. Please note that the City will not install temporary Food Pick-Up Priority signs in a private lot. You can apply for this service by completing this form.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Tony Valadez, Parking Manager, at [email protected].
  • Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Regulatory Relief: Pursuant to the Constitution of the State of California, Article XX, Section 22, and in furtherance of Governor Newsom’s emergency declarations and orders regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is temporarily suspending enforcement of specific legal prohibitions identified in this link:
  • State of California Tax Extensions Due to COVID-19: During this time of need, the State of California is supporting individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19 so they can focus on their health and wellbeing. If you’re a taxpayer affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, review these resources for more information. Check back for updates on COVID-19 and California income and consult with a tax professional.
  • IRS Extends Deadline for Filings to July 15, 2020: This relief only applies to federal income tax (including tax on self-employment income) payments otherwise due April 15, 2020, not state tax payments or deposits or payments of any other type of federal tax. Taxpayers also will need to file income tax returns in 42 states plus the District of Columbia. State filing and payment deadlines vary and are not always the same as the federal filing deadline. The IRS urges taxpayers to check with their state tax agencies for those details. For more information follow this link and consult with a tax professional:

Sites to Follow for Latest Updates:

Napa County/ Condado de Napa:

State of California/ Estado de California:


Additional Partner Resources

Napa Downtown Association (DoNapa): DoNapa has a list of restaurants and shopping options that are open to takeaway, curbside, and online ordering in the downtown corridor.

Visit Napa Valley Coronavirus Toolkit: Visit Napa Valley has a toolkit containing talking points, messaging, business impact metrics, and other resources.

North Bay Workforce Alliance: The Workforce Alliance has additional resources and updates related to businesses and workers and the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC): Offers free one-on-one consulting to small businesses on a variety of topics from business plans to marketing plans. Consulting can be done remotely and they also have a range of additional resources such as webinar workshops, loan information, etc. 

The US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Guide: The website has updated resources and guidance to help small businesses cope with uncertainty.