The California Department of Public Health has notified Napa County Public Health that the reported COVID-19 case rate over the past fourteen days has placed the County on the statewide monitoring list effective Sunday, July 5, 2020.
On Saturday, July 4, 2020, the County’s reported case rate over the past fourteen days was 137.9 cases per 100,000 population. The State places a county on the monitoring list when the metric exceeds 100 cases per 100,000 population.
It is expected that Napa County will remain on the monitoring list for three consecutive days and will be subject to the requirements listed in Governor Newsom’s July 1st order requiring the closure of the following businesses for a minimum of three weeks:
• All brewpubs, breweries, bars and pubs, both indoor and outdoor services
• Indoor dining at restaurants
• Indoor wineries and tasting rooms
• Indoor family entertainment centers
• Indoor movie theaters
• Indoor zoos and museums
• Indoor cardrooms
With the exception of brewpubs, breweries, bars and pubs, outdoor operations for the above businesses are allowed, and all previously issued State guidance for those sectors continue to apply in outdoor settings.
Businesses listed above should prepare for closure of their businesses and/or indoor operations effective 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, July 9th and remain closed until at least Thursday, July 30th. This closure period may be extended by the State and is dependent upon the State’s monitoring of cases and other data metrics.
“The County must comply with State required metrics and failure to meet these metrics will result in actions by the State of California to restrict activities in Napa County,” said Diane Dillon, Chair of the Napa County Board of Supervisors. “It is critical that the community continue to follow best practices including wearing a face covering, staying within your household bubble, maintaining a physical distance of at least six feet from those not in your household, and avoiding parties and gatherings. If Napa County cannot improve its metrics, we will likely be subject to an extended closure and additional measures.”
“Economic closures can also have a negative impact on the community’s health and well-being, particularly when the community is stressed and families need to make decisions about how to meet basic family needs,” said Napa County Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Relucio. “I encourage all residents to take COVID-19 seriously and help prevent the spread of illness in our community.”
Napa County will provide an update on the anticipated closure on Tuesday, July 7th.