Napa County no longer appears on state COVID-19 watch list – SF Gate

Wildfire-battling Napa County is no longer listed on the state’s COVID-19 monitoring list, making it the first of the nine Bay Area counties to come off the list since all were added during the month of July.

The county was removed from the state’s county-by-county chart on the watch list Thursday, but still appeared on the watch list’s main page with detailed explanations for why each county is on the list. As of Friday morning, Napa County has been removed from both, seemingly confirming that the county is no longer subject to state-mandated indoor business closures, and local schools can reopen schools for in-person education 14 days from now.


California Gov. Gavin Newsom previously stated that San Francisco County was “likely” to come off the watch list this week, but the county reactivated the watch list’s case-per-capita and ICU bed capacity indicators Thursday. The soonest SF can come off the list is now Tuesday of next week after the two indicators were marked again Friday.



The other seven Bay Area counties all have various indicators marked, and none are particularly close to being under the 100-case-per-100,000-resident threshold required to satisfy the case criteria.


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Eric Ting is an SFGATE reporter. Email: eric.ting@sfgate.com | Twitter:@_ericting