The Yountville Chamber of Commerce is making it a priority to continue educating ourselves with facts and authoritative resources. We are making daily evaluations of the current and potential effects of COVID-19 within our community and local economy. We are in close and frequent communications with local government, regional government, our biggest industry partners, and our small business community. Scroll down for updates and a complete list of resources.
Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
COVID-19 California Update
Updates as of April 20, 2022:
In alignment with the CDC’s announcement that its order requiring masking on public transportation and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect, effective immediately California’s requirement for masking on public transit and in transportation hubs is terminated. CDPH strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to wear a mask.
For more information click here to view the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Frequently Asked Questions Webpage.
Masks are required for all individuals in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with good fit are highly recommended.
- Homeless shelters, Emergency shelters and cooling and heating centers
- Healthcare settings (applies to all healthcare settings, including those that are not covered by the State Health Officer Order issued on July 26, 2021)*
- State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
- Long Term Care Settings & Adult and Senior Care Facilities
*In certain healthcare situations or settings surgical masks (or higher filtration masks) are required. See State Health Officer Order, issued on July 26, 2021, for a full list of high-risk congregate and other specifically enumerated healthcare settings where surgical masks are required for unvaccinated workers. The Order also includes recommendations for respirator use for unvaccinated workers in healthcare and long-term care facilities in situations or settings not covered by Cal/OSHA ETS or ATD.
Additionally, masks are strongly recommended for all persons, regardless of vaccine status, in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public); on public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares); and in transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation). Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with good fit are highly recommended.
For additional information on the most effective types of masks and ensuring a well-fitted mask for adults, individuals should refer to CDPH Get the Most out of Masking and see CDPH Masking Guidance Frequently Asked Questions. For additional information on the most effective types of masks and ensuring a well-fitted mask for children, individuals should refer to CDPH Masks for Kids: Tips and Resources.
Via the California Department of Public Health.
CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population
If you test positive:
– This applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status
– Stay home for 5 days
– If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house
– Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days
– Note, if you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves
If you were EXPOSED to someone with COVID-19:
– If you: have been boosted OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
– Wear a mask around others for 10 days
– Test on day 5, if possible.
– IF you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home
For more information click here
State of California – Resources and Guidelines
- Beyond the Blue Print
- Guidance for Gatherings, Receptions, Conferences and Indoor Live Events, Performances
- Blueprint for a Safer Economy
- Guidance for Temporary Structures
- Employer Playbook for COVID-19
- Face Coverings Order – REQUIRED
- Hotel, Lodging & Rentals Guidelines
- Restaurant, Bar Guidelines
- Tasting Room and & Winery Guidelines
- Retail Checklist
- Dine-in Restaurant Checklist
- Dine-in Restaurant Guidance
- Hotel Checklist
- Office Workspace Checklist
- Guidelines for Hair Salons & Barbers
Napa County – Resources and Guidelines
- Napa County COVID-19 Complaint Form
- Guidance for Employers for Outbreak
- Urgency Enforcement Ordinance
- Required COVID-19 Closures certain sectors only
- Face Covering Requirements – REQUIRED
- Social Distancing Protocol – Appendix A: REQUIRED
- Indoor Fitness Facilities Guidance
- Expanded Personal Services (Nail Salons) Guidelines
- Hot Air Balloon Guidelines
- Reopening Guidelines for the Restaurant (dine-in) Sector
- Reopening Guidelines for the Retail Sector
- Reopening Guidelines for the Professional Services Sector
- Food Safety Recommendations: English & Spanish
- Agricultural and Wine Industry English & Spanish
- Public Pool & Spa Use
- Napa County’s Road Map to Recovery
- Business FAQs English & Spanish
- Restaurant – County & State Guidelines Reference Sheet
- Retail – County & State Guidelines Reference Sheet
- COVID-19 Winery Operations – Food Service Clarification
- Stage 2 Business Operations FAQs
Town of Yountville
The Town of Yountville has created a new program to help businesses reopen. Click on the link for full details.
- Restaurant/Retailers/Tasting Room Transitional Support Program – moving tables or retail items outside to meet social distancing guidelines
- Town of Yountville Offices Open by Appointment Only, Staff Still at Work
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Resources
The COVID-19 crisis has had profound impact on business. As you adjust your working model to these challenging times, we’re here to help navigate getting your business back on track. Here are a few resources you can lean on to help you operate safely for your employees and your guests.
- National Chamber Program with Office Depot – Reach out to Elizabeth Hecock to get your Purchasing Account Number, it is included in your membership
- Napa Printing & Graphics has all your design and printing needs and storage for disposable menus, collateral, and other marketing materials
Countywide – Distancing & Safety Signage
When the time is right, it is critical to show our community and our guests that we are taking all the precautions to be safe. In a collaborative effort, we are encouraging all businesses in Napa Valley to purchase the signs below.
- Unified signage will be easily recognizable throughout the county to residents and visitors alike
- These signs are more aesthetically pleasing than generic signs available online
- We are encouraging businesses to buy from a local printer
CLICK HERE to download the artwork and for instructions on how to order. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
Additional resources for you to use to address the reopening of your business.
- Rethinking How You Do Business to Reopen and Rebound
- Marketing Messaging: Key phrases, hashtags, & email templates
- Overarching Marketing Plan from Visit Napa Valley, Yountville Chamber of Commerce, and your businesses role in the Marketing Funnel
- Black Sheep Restaurant Group COVID-19 Playbook
- Wynn Resorts Health & Safety Plan
- Oyster Sunday Reopening Critical Path
- National Chamber Discount at Office Depot
- California Restaurant Association – Reopening Procedure Recommendations
- Disinfecting Wipe Dispenser w/Side Waste Opening in Designer Colors
TRAVEL TRADE & HOSPITALITY MARKETING RESOURCES
We encourage you to refer to our tourism industry partners:
Disaster Relief Funding – For Businesses
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Video for Navigating the CARES Act
Struggling to get started? The following questions might help point you in the right direction. Do you need:
- Capital to cover the cost of retaining employees? Then the Paycheck Protection Program might be right for you.
- A quick infusion of a smaller amount of cash to cover you right now? You might want to look into an Emergency Economic Injury Grant.
- To ease your fears about keeping up with payments on your current or potential SBA loan? The Small Business Debt Relief Program could help.
- Just some quality, free counseling to help you navigate this uncertain economic time? These resource partners might be your best bet.
Here is an easy to read infographic on the loans themselves.
Click here for detailed information on the CARES Act and additional financial resources during COVID-19.
Norcal SBDC Webinars on how to apply for financial relief.
BUSINESS COVID-19 RESOURCES
Check out these links to find resources for Economic Injury through the Small Business Association, the U.S. Chamber, and CalChamber.
- SBA Guidance for Businesses & Employers for COVID-19
- Easy to read Summary of SBA Loans and related relief under the CARES Act
- SBDC COVID-19 Survival Guide
- SBA Disaster Loan Assistance & Online Disaster Loan application
- SBA Fact Sheet – Economic Injury Disaster Loans
- Corporate Aid Tracker
- Resources for companies facing working capital and international payment issues (US Exim Bank)
- Government Response Whitepaper
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