Covid 19


Del Norte County is working to progressively align with the State order and its Resilience Roadmap

As a variance county, Del Norte County is moving further into Stage 2 and Stage 3 based on local conditions. Businesses will be able to gradually open with adaptations. Dr. Rehwaldt submitted our attestation and variance plan to the state on May 14th, 2020. You can read a copy of the BOS report and the attestation. The state approved our local variance attestation on May 15, 2020. You can read our press release. You can find out more about county variance at the state website

The State continues to announce reopening guidance for new sectors permitted to open and additional sectors that may reopen in counties with local variance. All sectors that are approved by the local Health Officer to reopen must create and submit a COVID-19 Operations Plan

New Sectors Permitted to Reopen (Beginning June 19, 2020)
Expanded Personal Care Services, including: 

New Sectors Permitted to Reopen Statewide (Beginning June 12, 2020) 

New Sectors Permitted to Reopen in Del Norte County 


Mass Gatherings


The state recommends postponing mass gatherings. A "gathering" is any event or convening that brings people together in a single room or single space at the same time, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, meeting hall, conference room, or any other indoor or outdoor space. Mass gatherings such as weddings, concerts, conferences, and theatres are still not allowed.


Funeral Services


Funeral services are permitted and allow for 10 or fewer people. Please view the state guidance for funeral establishments



School Graduations 


The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has indicated that in-person graduation ceremonies are still not allowed at this time, but that drive-in only ceremonies are permissible as long as all public health precautions and physical distancing is maintained. We are aware there is an effort to receive special dispensation from the state about local graduation ceremonies. 

Del Norte Reopens! 

As we move through reopening, specific sectors will be able to create a COVID-19 Operations Plan, submit it to Public Health, and self-certify to reopen pending approval of their plan. Learn more about how to reopen

Sectors That May Self-Certify and Reopen

  • Retail

  • Manufacturing

  • Office Workspaces

  • Child Care

  • Dine-In Restaurants

  • Hair Salons and Barbershops

  • Religious Services and Cultural Ceremonies

  • Campgrounds

  • Vacation Rentals

  • RV Parks

  • Hotels (at no greater than 50% occupancy) 

  • Aquariums and Outdoor Activities 

  • Healthcare

Updated June 15, 2020


View Del Norte County's working document of our Roadmap to Recovery (R2R) plan. This plan details how we expect to move through Stage Two of the state's Resilience Roadmap and is subject to changes and modifications as we move forward.