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Napa Supervisors to hold special meeting on opening more businesses

Napa Supervisors to hold special meeting on opening more businesses

The Napa County Board of Supervisors is ready to talk about allowing more local businesses to reopen with social distancing restrictions, including restaurants with sit-down service and tasting rooms.

It will hold a special meeting at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to consider endorsing a “variance attestation report.” By filing that report with the state, the county can allow certain businesses to reopen ahead of the state as a whole amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report “is a complex submittal” that sets forth various readiness criteria. Local hospitals and cities have submitted letters of support, a county agenda report stated.

If the Board of Supervisors gives its approval, the documents will go to the California Department of Public Health for review. Counties can’t proceed with the further business reopenings until their submittals appear on the Department of Public Health website.

Go to for more information on Thursday’s meeting and to learn how to watch online and submit public comments.

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Barry Eberling covers Napa County government, transportation, the environment and general assignments. He has worked for the Napa Valley Register since fall 2014 and previously worked 27 years for the Daily Republic of Fairfield.

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