Latest Updates: Thursday, June 17, 2021


California Reopens!

California is moving Beyond the Blueprint to safely and fully reopen the economy. 

As of June 15, 2021, the Governor terminated the executive orders that put into place the Stay Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. He also phased out the vast majority of executive actions put in place since March 2020 as part of the pandemic response, leaving a subset of provisions that facilitate the ongoing recovery.

The new public health order effective June 15 supersedes all prior health orders. The order has limited restrictions, only related to masking and mega-events, as well as settings serving children and youth pending an expected update to the K-12 schools guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Restrictions that ended on June 15 include:

  • Physical distancing
  • Capacity limits on businesses
  • County tier system

Read the Governor’s orders: N-07-21 and N-08-21. Find details in the California Department of Public Health’s Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors and the Questions & Answers.

NEW Workplace Guidance from OSHA regarding masks as of Thursday, June 17 (top line items)
  • Elimination of the physical distance requirement in the workplace
  • Vaccinated employees are not required to wear masks while indoors, except for the places where California still requires masks to be worn by all people
  • Unvaccinated employees must continue to wear face coving indoors in the same room as others or in vehicles with other employees
  • Employers will need to make available N95 respirators upon request to unvaccinated employees
  • Employers will need to document vaccination status in order to utilize any of the relaxation of rules related to fully vaccinated workers
  • Cal/OSHA’s guidelines require approved face coverings, such as N95 masks, to be given to unvaccinated workers who request them rather than have them physically distanced
  • Employers will need to make COVID-19 testing available to unvaccinated employees when they have symptoms
  • Business can choose to be more strict about employees wearing face coverings

Click here to visit Cal/OSHA’s FAQ page.





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.


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.



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.

Here’s why:

  • 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!


Disaster Relief Funding – For Businesses

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Video for Navigating the CARES Act

    1. Emergency Stabilization Fund
    2. SBA Coronavirus Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
    3. SBA Business Interruption Loans (Paycheck Protection Program)
    4. SBA Express Loans
    5. Debt Relief for Small Businesses
    6. Tax Relief
    7. Federal Grants for Airports & Community Development Block Grants

Struggling to get started? The following questions might help point you in the right direction. Do you need:

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.


Check out these links to find resources for Economic Injury through the Small Business Association, the U.S. Chamber, and CalChamber.


    Yountville Chamber COVID-19 Action Plan
    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 switched to a virtual format for committee meetings and professional development seminars.  

    Welcome Center

    The Yountville Welcome Center will be open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. starting July 1, 2021. 

    Yountville Chamber of Commerce

    The Yountville Chamber of Commerce operations will continue with full-time staff and are available by email at 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 for Guests and Employees

    It is important to manage expectations and be transparent about the modified guest experience, while continuing to provide warm hospitality.

    • Napa Valley’s tourism businesses are proud to be responsibly reopening, adhering to and exceeding industry best practices for safety, cleanliness and hygiene to protect visitors, employees and community members.
    • Napa Valley’s rural, agricultural setting and spacious landscapes naturally allow for a socially distanced experience while still enjoying all that Napa Valley has to offer.
    • The California Department of Health published additional industry sector guidelines, allowing Napa County to open hotels, wineries, and tasting rooms, in addition to restaurants and retail shops.
    • Not all businesses are open. Make and/or confirm reservations directly, as individual businesses will open on their own timeline.
    • All orders are subject to public health conditions and may be revised at any time.
    • Social distancing, indoor mask use, limited occupancies, advanced reservations, and other health protocols are required by the Napa County Public Health Officer.
    • Napa Valley is committed to the highest safety standards by going above and beyond mandated requirements in order to protect the health and welfare of employees, guests, and our community while providing world-class hospitality.
      • *When asked, be prepared to provide examples of newly established health & safety standards to protect the health & safety of both guests and employees. For example:
        • Sanitizer stations are located in all public spaces; and guest areas are fully sanitized with UV light sterilizers prior to each guest arrival and after each guest departure.
        • All guest contact points – including restrooms; countertops; chairs; tables; and door handles are sanitized on an on-going basis using CDS/OSHA approved cleaning supplies.
        • Employees will receive temperature checks before each shift and wear face coverings/protection at all times.
        • All guest seating will be outdoors and include appropriate social distancing practices.








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