The Yountville Chamber of Commerce has instated an action plan for our members in response to COVID-19 and the issues our members are facing because of it. Click here to read our action plan.
The County of Napa has issued a Shelter-At-Home order effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020 through April 7, 2020 or until otherwise modified. Click here to read the full order.
We will be continually updating this post with a list of open businesses. If you have questions about a certain business please call them.
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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 a complete list of resources.
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.
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
YOUNTVILLE CHAMBER EVENTS & EFFORTS
We are committed to be the #1 Resource for the Business Community during COVID-19. Click here to see our full Action Plan.
Yountville Chamber Hosted Events
Yountville Chamber of Commerce has postponed the below events and will notify registrants when a later date is scheduled.
- Professional Development Seminar – Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on Wednesday, April 1, 2020
- April Networking Mixer at Silverado Vineyards on Thursday, April 16, 2020
- Membership Jubilee Business & Community Awards on Wednesday, May 6, 2020
- Professional Development Seminar – Social Media Marketing on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The Yountville Welcome Center is currently closed and all volunteer staffing and activities have been paused.
Yountville Chamber of Commerce
The Yountville Chamber of Commerce operations will continue with full-time staff and are available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (707) 944-0904.
Yountville Chamber Marketing
Marketing has paused all paid advertising, and overtly promotional and event-based messaging on social, email and earned media. We are implementing a strategy offering a moment of respite — from the news, childcare, home quarantine, and social distancing. Simultaneously, we are working on a local drive-market plan so we are ready to launch as soon as appropriate.
SUGGESTED TALKING POINTS FROM VISIT NAPA VALLEY
Suggested Talking Points for Guests and Employees
- The health and safety of our visitors, employees and our community is our top priority. We are in daily contact with public health authorities and are acting on the most up-to-date information on the evolving situation.
- The Napa County Department of Health and Human Services indicates the current risk of infection in Napa County is moderate. Napa County remains with 0 confirmed cases.
- The state has advised all those aged 65 or over OR those living with a chronic condition (such as heart disease, lung disease or diabetes) to isolate themselves at home.
- Hand washing, covering coughs with your elbow or a tissue and staying home when sick are the most important things you can do to protect yourself and others.
- Our 35-mile stretch offers endless opportunities to adventure outside and experience the beauty of the Napa Valley landscape, whether your Napa Valley respite includes a beautiful drive along the Silverado Trail, a hike in one of our state parks, a dip in hot-springs fed pool, or cycling along the Napa Valley Vine Trail.
- It is an individual decision in determining the postponement of travel plans, we encourage guests to confirm reservations directly.
- You can still purchase Napa Valley wine directly from your favorite winery, some are even offering virtual wine tasting experiences and local delivery. Many restaurants also offer local delivery and takeout. Hotels remain open.
Visit Napa Valley’s Social Media Messaging Examples:
We’re in this together. We at Visit Napa Valley understand now is not the best time to talk about travel as it is so important we practice safe social distancing. For now, we will continue to post beautiful photos on our platforms so that you might have a moment of happy distraction as you scroll through your social feeds. Each day we’ll try to serve up a moment of zen in the Napa Valley to lift your spirits during these trying times. And we want you to know that, when normal returns and when you’re ready, Napa Valley will be here to welcome you. Stay safe and healthy, friends.
Wherever you are, take a breath and lift your spirits with a nature walk.
Today’s happy distraction: a tulip patch in Rutherford reaches for the morning sun.
We hope this photo makes you smile: marvelous mustard blanketing the vineyards in sunshine.
Today’s moment of zen: the @ruddestate garden fountain. 🧘
Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. Do your part to the stop the spread of disinformation by doing 3 easy things; don’t believe the rumors, don’t pass them along and go to trusted sources of information to get the facts about the federal (COVID-19) response.
Always go to trusted sources of information like coronavirus.gov or your state and local government’s official websites or social media accounts for instructions and information specific to your community.
For more information on the coronavirus, please visit coronavirus.gov. You can also visit our coronavirus (COVID-19) response page for more updates on the federal response. Follow state and local officials as well for instructions and information specific to your community.
Myth: There is a national lockdown and the entire country will be quarantined for two weeks.
Myth: FEMA has deployed military assets.
Myth: I need to stockpile as many groceries and supplies as I can.
Myth: I heard that the government is sending $1,000 checks. How do I sign up?
Myth: Only those over 60 years of age and those with existing health problems are at risk from the Coronavirus.
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