The American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, St. Helena and Yountville Chambers of Commerce, in collaboration with the NCC Countywide Business Advisory Group, have formed a coalition to represent and convey the needs of businesses and their workforce to our local government as we all work on safely reopening.
Lead by the Napa Chamber of Commerce, this coalition is assisting in gathering input from business and community stakeholders to develop draft guidance and rules for reopening and economic recovery. We are compiling sector recommendations for the Napa County Public Health Officer. This process is outlined in the “Napa County’s Recovery Roadmap” version 1.0 of April 30, 2020. The ultimate goal is to insure and maintain our health and safety – and to get our workforce back as quickly and safely as possible.
We are sharing messages with our members that while we recognize resuming normal operations immediately is tempting, it is imperative that we each take individual responsibility for the broader effort, and that we are unified and cohesive in our actions.
We are working together to ensure that when business opens it is opened safely and will not end in extended or renewed closures. With a focus on public safety our business community will thoughtfully and methodically reopen in a way that will manage and reduce unnecessary risks.
Chambers of Commerce understand that our business community and workforce are feeling uneasy in these unprecedented times. We know that there are questions surrounding the timeline and processes for reopening sectors of our economy, especially when new information emerges almost daily.
The critical and practical guidance provided by the business community and stakeholder groups will be key in developing and implementing a plan for the reopening of businesses and Napa County’s eventual economic recovery.
Thank you for your continued support of the Yountville Chamber and our business community.
If you would like to share your thoughts on reopening please email Whitney Diver McEvoy at firstname.lastname@example.org