Wine Industry Reporter
Wine industry reporter at the Napa Valley Register.
Childcare in Napa - already unaffordable for many - may become less accessible as existing facilities struggle during the pandemic or close altogether.
Napa’s winter homeless shelter remains closed following the confirmation of a coronavirus diagnosis for one of its residents, Napa County officials said Thursday.
The Foley Johnson winery remains closed following the confirmation of a COVID-19 diagnosis of one of the winery’s employees.
The federally approved extra $600 per week benefit enacted in March ends July 31, even as a number of Napans remain far from a return to normalcy.
The county will utilize otherwise harmless parasitic wasps to control the vine mealybug population, a pest that destroys wine grapes.
Business rollbacks and upticks in COVID-19 cases have changed the dynamics of wine country tourism. Industry members say visitation and sales remain surprisingly strong.
Of Napa County's 685 confirmed coronavirus cases, at least 67 are residents at five group living facilities.
Data shows Black, Hispanic and Native Americans have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic in counties nationwide. Statistics in Napa County show the local disparity for Latinos.
Shelley Guthrie, now fully recovered, contracted the novel coronavirus at the end of April. It took her until the middle of June to feel like herself again.
The continuation of distance learning when Napa schools restart in August has sparked sharp differences of opinion.