Here in the City of Napa, we were fortunate to live in an area of the state that did not see a rapid rate of growth of positive COVID-19 test results for the first couple of months after the virus was detected in California. Unfortunately, we no longer find ourselves in that same environment. Our number of cumulative COVID-19 positive tests has grown at a rate much higher than what anyone of us should be comfortable with. We see more of our family members, neighbors and friends getting sick, going to the hospital and, in the worst of situations, succumbing to the illness.
Today is a sad day as we have reached 500 cumulative positive tests here in our City and at the same time we have reached 865 County wide. Please take the time to review the Public Health Napa County Coronavirus Dashboard, as well as https://www.countyofnapa.org/2739/Coronavirus, to see the information presented there. While reviewing the information, think about where you fit in various categories and where your family members fit. Consider how the Coronavirus is affecting different groups within our community. Ask yourself if there are things you and your family and friends could be doing differently to help slow the spread.
We live in very caring and giving community and you can be a part of that caring and giving by helping others to remain healthy. Please wear a face covering when out and about, wash your hands frequently, keep your distance from others when leaving your household and avoid gatherings with those outside your bubble.
We all need to work on this together because we owe it to everyone to stop the spread, to take care of each other, and to get our families and friends back to work and our children back to school.
-Mayor Jill Techel