Bay Area Regional Stay at Home Order

Effective Thursday, December 17 at 11:59 p.m.

In an effort to mitigate a surge on ICU beds and staffing needed to adequately care for both patients with and without COVID-19, the State of California has issued a Stay at Home Order for a Regions who’s ICU bed availability falls below 15%.

Napa County is included in the 11 county Bay Area Region and will be under this Stay at Home Order until at least three weeks depending on the ICU bed availability status, this will be assessed on January 7, 2021.

This webpage will be continuously updated when additional information becomes available.

Here is the list of what is allowed to be open/closed:


  • Critical infrastructure (when remote is not possible)
  • Schools that are already open for in-person learning
  • Non-urgent medical and dental care
  • Childcare and pre-K

OPEN WITH MODIFICATIONS (in addition to 100% Masking & Physical Distancing)

  • Hotels & lodging – open for critical infrastructure support only
  • Restaurants – open only for take-out, pick-up, or delivery
  • Retail – 20% capacity indoors, and 35% of capacity for standalone grocery stores
  • Shopping Centers – 20% capacity, no eating or drinking
  • Outdoor recreational facilities – no food or alcohol sales
  • Places of worship or expression – outdoor only
  • Offices – remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote work is impossible


  • Wineries, bars, breweries, and distilleries with the exception of production and retail sales
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Personal care services
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums
  • Indoor recreational facilities
  • Movie theaters (except drive-in)
  • Family entertainment centers & indoor playgrounds
  • more

All Non-Essential Travel is Restricted Statewide.

See the Napa County Business FAQs HERE

See the December 16, 2020 Napa County Press Release HERE

FAQs: answers are copy and pasted directly from the Governor’s website,

When will the Regional Stay-At-Home Order End?

The Regional Stay Home Order will be implemented regionally once there is less than 15% ICU capacity remaining in the designated region. After three weeks from the start of the Regional Stay Home Order in the region, one of two situations would occur:

  1. The order will end in a region if the region’s ICU capacity projected out four weeks (from day 22 after the Regional Stay Home Order started in the region) is above or equal to 15%. Each county in the region will then be assigned to a tier based on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and the rules of the Blueprint will apply again.
  2. The order will remain in effect in a region if its ICU capacity projected out four weeks (from day 22 after the Regional Stay Home Order started in the region) is less than 15%. The order will remain in effect until the region’s projected ICU capacity is equal or greater than 15%. This would be assessed approximately twice a week.

Under a Regional Stay-At-Home Order, can hotels, sites accept reservations?

When any California region is under a Regional Stay Home Order, no hotel or lodging entity in California can accept or honor out of state reservations for non-essential travel, unless the reservation is for at least the minimum time period required for quarantine and the persons identified in the reservation will quarantine in the hotel or lodging entity until after that time period has expired.

Additionally, hotels and lodging entities in a county under a Regional Stay Home Order cannot accept or honor in-state reservations for non-essential travel.

Hotels or other commercial and residential buildings may offer lodging for essential functions and travel including COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, accommodation for essential workers, or housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations.

Statewide Curfew for counties in the Purple Tier Effective November 21, 2020, at 10:00pm PST

A Limited Stay at Home order has been issued, effective in counties under Tier One (Purple) of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, requiring that all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation with members of other households cease between 10:00pm PST and 5:00am PST, except for those activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure[1] or required by law. This order does not apply to persons experiencing homelessness. Nothing in this order prevents any number of persons from the same household from leaving their residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation, as long as they do not engage in any interaction with (or otherwise gather with) any number of persons from any other household, except as specifically permitted herein.

This order remains in effect until 5:00am PST on December 21, 2020, and may be extended or revised as needed.

Napa County has moved into the Purple Tier as of, Monday, November 16 as part of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Find all Industry Guidance HERE

Updated December 16, 2020 @ 2:08 p.m.