Napa County First in Bay Area to Reopen Dine-In Restaurants and Schools

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Napa County has become the first in the Bay Area to be approved by the State of California to expand its move further into Stage 2 of reopening, just a day after Governor Gavin Newsom’s visit to the area.

A press release sent out Tuesday night states that the following businesses are allowed to reopen: childcare, office businesses (when telework is not possible), residential cleaning and maintenance services, outdoor museums, retail stores, shopping malls and dine-in restaurants, effective immediately.

All businesses must still make safety changes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and meet state standards, which include posting signage of social distancing guidelines and making sure that customers and employees are taking the appropriate steps to reduce infection risks. 

Wineries and tasting rooms will still remain close until California moves into Phase 3 of re-opening, but Napa County schools will be allowed to re-open June 1st.

Additional information about required modifications and the guidance Napa County is following from the state can be found on the county website.

Eligible Stage 2 businesses are being encouraged to review face covering requirements on the website, as well. 

Written by Mallory Somera and Bejan Siavoshy.