Governor Newson recently announced that the State of California aims to retire the Blueprint for a Safer Economy model on June 15th.
Napa County is now officially in the Orange Tier for Reopening.
Vaccine Eligibilty now includes anyone 50 years +. On April 15th, eligibility will increase to anyone 16 years +
CDC has defined “fully vaccinated”
People are considered fully vaccinated:
— 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
— 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated.
CDC has published guidance for fully vaccinated people
If you’ve been fully vaccinated, here’s what has changed:
— You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
— You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
— If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
However, if you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.
For now, if you’ve been fully vaccinated, what has not changed:
— You should still take steps to protect yourself and others in many situations, like wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Take these precautions in public, in gathering with unvaccinated people from more than one other household, and visiting unvaccinated people who are at an increased risk from COVID-19 or who live with a person with increased risk.
You should still avoid medium or large-sized gatherings.
— You should still delay domestic and international travel. If you do travel, you’ll still need to follow CDC requirements and recommendations.
— You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
— You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace.
With supply of vaccines expected to significantly increase in the coming weeks, the state is expanding vaccine eligibility to more Californians. Starting April 1, individuals aged 50+ will be eligible to make an appointment, and individuals 16+ will be eligible to make an appointment to be vaccinated starting on April 15.
Napa County has officially switched to the MyTurn Tool for all vaccine registrations. If you already joined the County interest list, you should get contacted soon if you are 65+. If you have not scheduled an appointment already, you should also register on MYTURN.CA.GOV so when the state system starts up in Napa County (Mid March), they are also on that list. The County is not taking any more people on its interest list so anyone NEW, needs to go to MyTurn.ca.gov. Those without a computer or interest can call 1-833-422-4255, choose their language, press 2 for Vaccine Information and then wait on hold for an operator.
OPTIONS – All Only Available for Current Priority Groups. All no cost.
STATE MYTURN : myturn.ca.gov Appointments not available in Napa County Until Mid March. Can join interest list to be notified. Can also call 1-833-422-4255 choose language, press 2 for Vaccine information and wait to be connected to an operator.
CVS: www.cvs.com for other cities such as Fairfield, Benicia etc.. Can locate stores with appointments outside of Napa.
FEMA MASS VACCINATION SITE – Oakland Coliseum: Online from MyTUrn.ca.govchoose OAKLAND as your site OR call 1-833-422-4255 (Choose language, press 2, stay on the line for a person) and ask for appointment at the Oakland Mass Vaccination Site.
RITEAID: www.riteaid.com Not all stores offer and appointments are limited.
KAISER PATIENTS: https://mydoctor.kaiserpermanente.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine Appointments available in Vallejo. Access online or call your provider.
ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH PATIENTS: Patients 65+ being contacted by provider by email, text and direct phone.
SUTTER HEALTH PATIENTS: https://www.sutterhealth.org/for-patients/health-alerts/covid-19-vaccine or call 1-844-987-6115
Napa County officially enters the less restrictive Orange tier starting Wednesday, April 7th.
The Orange Tier Allows:
— Restaurants: Open indoors with modifications. Max 50% capacity or 200 ppl, whichever is fewer.
— Wineries/Breweries & Distilleries: Open indoors with modifications. Max 25% capacity or 100 ppl
— Tasting Rooms in Town Limits: Open indoors with modifications. Max 50% capacity or 200 ppl
— Bars: Open outdoors with modifications (if no meal provided. If meal, follow restaurant guidance)
— Hotels/Lodging: Open with modifications. AND Indoor Pools, Fitness Centers 25% capacity
— Gyms/Fitness Centers: Open with modifications. AND Indoor Pools, Fitness Centers 25% capacity
— Offices: Open indoors with modifications, encourage telework.
— Retail: Open indoors with modifications
— Shopping Centers: Open indoors with modifications. Closed Common areas.
— Personal Care Services: Open indoors with modifications
— Museums/Zoos/Aquariums: Open indoors with modifications. Max 50% capacity
— Places of Worship: Open indoors with modifications. Max 50% capacity
— Movie Theaters: Open indoors with modifications. Max 50% capacity or 200 ppl
Outdoor sports and live performances (with fans/attendees) are eligible to begin April 1. In the Purple tier, capacity will be limited to 100 people or fewer and attendance will be limited to regional visitors. Advanced reservations will be required, and no concession or concourse sales will be allowed. In the Red tier, capacity will be limited to 20 percent. Concession sales will be primarily in-seat (no concourse sales). In the Orange tier capacity will be limited to 33 percent and in the Yellow tier capacity will increase to 67 percent. Attendance will be limited to in-state visitors in the Red, Orange and Yellow tiers.