With the increase in the number of coronavirus cases, Napa officials expect the county to be forced to step back from reopening, closing restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms and other activities .
Napa city officials announced the likelihood of the closings on Monday, saying the state had reported to the county that its coronavirus rate had surpassed the threshold of 100 positive cases per 100,000 residents. On Saturday, the rate was 137.9.
If the rate remains above 100 for three consecutive days, a county is subject to increased restrictions.
“Napa County is expected to remain on the watchlist for three consecutive days and will be subject to the requirements set out in the governor’s July 1 order requiring the closure of the following businesses for at least three weeks,” said officials. city officials in the afternoon announcement.
If the case rate remains high, city officials have said they believe companies should adhere to increased closings starting at midnight Thursday.
County officials were not immediately available to comment.
Napa would join several other counties on the state watch list and be subject to increased restrictions after the reopening of restaurants and other businesses.
“It is essential that the community continues to follow best practices, including wearing a face covering, keeping your home in a bubble, keeping a physical distance of at least six feet from those who do not are not part of your household and avoiding parties and gatherings, “said the county supervisor. Diane Dillon. “If Napa County cannot improve its parameters, we will likely be subject to an extended shutdown and additional measures.”
The closings would include: breweries, breweries, bars and pubs, indoor and outdoor services; dining indoors in restaurants; cellars and indoor tasting rooms; indoor family entertainment centers; indoor cinemas; indoor zoos and museums; and indoor playrooms.
County officials were expected to provide an update on possible closings on Tuesday.
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