Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

Infection Risk in Napa County:

Moderate

As of 3/13/2020 12:00
Updated 6/28/2020 21:00
Expires (to be determined)


The Napa County Office of Emergency Services (OES) has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

Our activation status can be found here.

The most recent information regarding Covid-19 can be found at the Napa County Covid-19 Website

Additional links for portals, maps and charts can be found here.

Coronavirus Timeline

Also known as: Wuhan Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, COVID-19, 2019 Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2

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Updates to this information will be posted in the comment section below.

8 thoughts on “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak”

  1. Napa County OES (via Nixle):

    Wednesday March 4th, 2020 :: 05:30 p.m. PST / Advisory

    Public Health urges everyone to be aware, be prepared but don’t be scared of COVID-19. Click link for more.
    From Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Relucio regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19):

    We know many in people in our community are feeling fear and anxiety. In this uncertain time, we believe the best thing we can do is reduce risk through prevention, stay informed, and be prepared. For health tips and more info, please visit: https://www.countyofnapa.org/2739/Coronavirus

    Current situation: As of this message, we do not have any local confirmed cases in Napa County. But the situation in the United States is rapidly evolving.

    Good news: Most cases of COVID-19 have been relatively mild (similar to a cold or flu).

    Changes ahead: As we learn of new cases in California, our focus will shift from a containment strategy to one of community mitigation — this means taking steps to lessen the impact of COVID-19. Such community mitigation strategies could include school dismissals or cancellation of large public events.

    Finally: Individuals, businesses, and organizations should focus on three tasks — prevention, planning, and preparedness.

    Address/Location
    Napa County OES
    1195 3rd St
    Napa, CA 94559

    Contact
    Emergency: 9-1-1
    Non-emergencies: 707-299-1892″

  2. Here is a situational update from Napa County Public Health:

    March 6, 2020 – There have been 69 cases of COVID-19 reported in California and one death (Placer County, 3/4/20) has been reported. The death occurred in an older man with underlying conditions who was likely exposed while traveling on the Grand Princess Cruise ship from San Francisco to Mexico in February. Napa County has between 10 and 20 residents known to have been passengers on that leg of the cruise, but at this time there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Napa County residents. Right now the risk of infection still appears to be low in Napa County.

  3. March 11, 2020 update from Napa County Public Health:

    – The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic.
    – The CDC has shifted from containment strategies to mitigation strategies.
    – People feeling sick should self isolate and follow the guidelines for what to do if you’re feeling sick at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

    – Blood banks are experiencing “significant” shortages of blood because blood donors are increasingly not donating. If you are a healthy donor, please consider donating blood.
    – The young and the healthy have been experiencing either no symptoms or mild symptoms, but people over 65 and the non-elderly who have chronic conditions may experience COVID-19 as “a very severe disease.” High mortality rates may occur for those most at-risk.
    – The 2,000 passengers from the Princess cruise ship really stressed the govt’s system for responding to the virus.

  4. Updated directive on mass gatherings:

    Late Wednesday night (3/11/2020), Gov. Newsom announced that California public health officials had issued an updated directive on mass gatherings. The governor stated that the state’s public health experts have determined that gatherings should be postponed or canceled across the state until at least the end of March. This does not apply to workplaces, or essential education settings.

    Further, non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people, while smaller events can proceed only if the organizers can implement social distancing of 6 feet per person. Gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness (e.g. older adults and those with underlying illness) from COVID-19 should be limited to no more than 10 people, while also following social distancing guidelines.

    In response to Gov. Newsom’s declaration, Dr. Relucio has called for the cancellation of non-essential gatherings and events in Napa County that mirror the state’s orders in this regard.

  5. The Governor of California, Gavin Newsom has advised all those age 65 or over OR those living with a chronic condition (such as heart disease, lung disease or diabetes) to isolate themselves at home. In addition, the Governor has issued a directive for the closure of all bars, nightclubs, breweries, and wineries. Restaurants may remain open, but must lower their occupancies by half and space tables approximately 6 feet apart. California currently has 335 cases and 6 deaths (1 in a non-CA resident). As of now, Napa County remains with 0 confirmed cases.

  6. Napa county is not currently under a shelter-in-place mandate as of this posting.

    Officials in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place mandate on Monday affecting nearly 7 million people, including the city of San Francisco itself.

    It effects the counties of San Francisco, Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa, as well as the city of Berkeley.

    The order says residents must stay inside and venture out only for necessities for three weeks starting Tuesday in a desperate attempt by officials to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

    People should work from home and unless they provide essential services, such as public safety, sanitation and medical services.

  7. Napa County Public Health has confirmed the first local case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Napa County.
    https://www.countyofnapa.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=149

    Napa County Public Health Officials are conducting their investigation. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect identity, further information about this case will not be released at this time. The County will provide general updates when and as appropriate.

    For information on the Shelter-At-Home orders, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you have symptoms, visit https://www.countyofnapa.org/2739/Coronavirus

    EL departamento de salud publica del condado de Napa ha confirmado el primer caso local de coronavirus (COVID-19) en el condado de Napa.

    Los departamento de salud pública del condado de Napa están llevando a cabo su investigación. Debido a los requisitos de privacidad médica y para proteger la identidad, no se divulgará más información sobre este caso en este momento. El Condado proporcionará actualizaciones generales cuando y según corresponda.

    Para obtener información sobre las órdenes de Refugio en el hogar, cómo protegerse y qué hacer si tiene síntomas, visite https://www.countyofnapa.org/2739/Coronavirus

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