COVID-19 Information for Visitors & Residents

Please Help Us Limit the Spread of COVID-19

Nevada County reminds residents to follow best practices for reducing the spread of COVID-19, including washing hands regularly, practicing physical distancing of at least six feet, staying home if you’re feeling sick, wearing a face covering (required in public), disinfecting high-touch surfaces and practicing good hygiene.


Nevada County moves into the State’s Purple Tier with a rapid rise in local COVID-19 cases Nov 17th, 2020

Please find the media release about Nevada County moving into the Purple Tier on the Nevada County website:

Nevada County has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, with over six times as many new cases in the second week of November compared to the second week of October.
Monday 11/16/20, the State announced that Nevada County’s COVID-19 data meets the most restrictive Purple “Widespread” Tier that will reduce the capacity and increase restrictions for local businesses.
California has also issued a travel advisory alongside Oregon and Washington to discourage non-essential travel over the holidays, encourage staying local and ask that those that choose to travel self-quarantine for 14-days after returning.
Join the session on Tuesday evening 11/17/20 from 4pm-5pm on Zoom to learn how to protect and help our local businesses, get updates from Public Health and the local schools. This is a collaborative, all hands on deck, learning session for everyone who wants to be part of the solution and help get us headed in the right direction. Register for free at  A recording will be available and posted.
While we are experiencing this surge in new COVID-19 cases and working on increasing our testing capacity, Nevada County Public Health would like to encourage those who are not symptomatic and have not knowingly been exposed to COVID to consider temporarily delaying getting tested to allow for testing of those who are symptomatic or have a known exposure to another diagnosed with COVID-19.

Although no one’s happy to see us go backwards like this we can reverse this trend, support reducing the restrictions on our small businesses and support our community’s health by social distancing, masking, hand washing, and minimizing mixing between households.


Taylor Wolfe
Nevada County Public Information Officer

Desk: 530.265.7020

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Contacts and FAQ’s

Email questions about the State’s COVID-19 business sector guidance to

Small businesses may also access no-cost personal protective equipment (PPE) and Environmental Health permit fee waivers at

To submit a business compliance complaint, visit or submit via the Ask Nevada County app. Residents can also call 211 Connecting Point at 1-833-DIAL211 to speak with a local call center representative with COVID-19 questions or to connect with resources.

Frequently Asked Questions on Guidelines HERE

Stay Informed

Residents are also able to subscribe to receive related media releases and Nevada County newsletters at by following the subscription directions to subscribe for “Public Health – Coronavirus” under the News Flash category.

NC GV Food

NC GV FOOD is a restaurant, food & beverage, and shopping market guide for the Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Penn Valley area of western Nevada County. The purpose of this website is to help you decide what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when you’re looking for take-out, delivery, and curbside pickup.


Rally for Restaurants

rally for restaurants

Your favorite restaurants are suffering as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. Sales are down across the country, and jobs are at risk. You can help. Support your local restaurant and order takeout, buy a gift card, or rally your government officials to take action so local restaurants have a chance to survive.

Support your favorite restaurant at

Face Coverings

masks make a difference

Find shareable flyers on Nevada County website on:

Masks Make a Difference Fact Sheet in English (Nevada County Public Health)
Masks Make a Difference Fact Sheet in Spanish (Nevada County Public Health)

Contact the County to ask questions at

Virtual Shop & Support Local – Nevada County

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Find out who is doing online shops, deliveries, call in orders, offers.

We encourage everyone to support our local businesses as much as possible.  Our local business community has been so faithful in supporting so many worthy causes – we are partners in helping to get through this crisis.  All of us. Thank you for making a difference.

Visit Virtual Shop & Support Local Facebook Group

Nevada County Relief Fund

About and to donate

Customer Code of Conduct

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Coronavirus Updates

All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help move Nevada County to the next tier ranking.  Individual action will lead to collective mitigation that will shift the county’s tier status and our collective behavior this weekend matters. Wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, washing your hands and getting tested can help move Nevada County from Tier 2 to Tier 3 and support decreased modifications to business operations.

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