Covid19 Updates/ Nevada County

Coronavirus updates and preparedness at 

Nevada County Coronavirus Dashboard


Nevada County on the Cusp of State’s Orange Tier 3

Currently, Nevada County’s Tier Ranking is in the red Tier 2 or “Substantial” Category, but Nevada County is on the cusp of the orange Tier 3 or “Moderate” Category which would allow businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities and lessen the COVID-19 modifications for businesses.

All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help move Nevada County to the next tier ranking, especially over the holiday weekend.  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.

Info and research

Contact the County to ask questions at

Report or ask for items to be fixed at
Online Citizen Service Request HERE  


Businesses in the entire County 

Connect to local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our COVID-19 Community Business Alliance is live now:

Find businesses and hours visit link above for all of Nevada County.


As of Friday, June 12th

Visit Stage 3 Businesses and County updates press HERE for all information

Nevada City, CA – Nevada County Public Health has updated Nevada County’s Reopen Plan for the safe reopening of 12 new
industry sectors in Nevada County beginning on June 12th, which includes statewide guidance and guidance for variance
counties like Nevada County. Updated FAQs are also available on the statewide Stay-at-Home order and reopening Nevada
County at
Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Ken Cutler has rescinded the local Short-Term Rental and Lodging order effective
tomorrow, June 12th, to align with the State’s recommended guidance for reopening these industries safely. All hotels, lodging
and short-term rentals must abide by the State’s guidance for this industry.
Starting tomorrow, Friday, June 12th, these Stage 3 businesses may reopen in Nevada County with modifications in place:
• Statewide:
o Child Care (updated guidance)
o Day Camps (guidance)
o Casinos operated by sovereign tribal nations (guidance)
o Music, Film and Television Production (back office staff should comply with office workplace guidance)
o Professional Sports without audiences (back office staff should comply with office workplace guidance, and
retail staff should adhere to retail guidance)
• Variance Counties:
o Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Outdoor Recreation (guidance)
o Hotels, Lodging and Short-Term Rentals (guidance)
o Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering Facilities and Racetracks (guidance)
o Movie Theaters and Family Entertainment Centers (guidance)
o Restaurants (updated), Bars and Wineries (guidance)
o Fitness Facilities (guidance)
o Museums, Galleries, Zoos and Aquariums (guidance)

Industries not included in State guidance: Nail salons, massage, med spas, youth sports, after school activities, gatherings of
individuals from different households, entertainment venues. Nevada County continues to be in alignment with the State while
reopening and is focused on reopening Nevada County as quickly and safely as possible under the statewide order.

Nevada County has updated the Reopen Nevada County plan to reflect the recent changes the State has announced for reopening hair salons, barbershops, and religious services:

  • Hair salons and barbershops may now open under Nevada County’s attestation of readiness with the State. Guidelines for these modifications can be found at Businesses practicing these modifications may open right away.
  • Religious services may now reopen with modifications and limited capacity in place. Guidelines for these modifications can be found at under “Places of Worship.”
  • Local businesses are not required to get approval from the County or State to reopen when their industry is allowed by the State, but are required to follow all state-provided guidance listed at and should make their reopening plans available to the public.
  • Businesses, non-profits, and houses of worship requiring more guidance should contact us at and we will be in touch to connect you with the appropriate department or resources. General coronavirus questions can be directed to Connecting Point at 1-833-DIAL211 or


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We are serving on the local Nevada County Covid-19 Task Force. For information on the Nevada County Relief Fund sign up for email updates from the Nevada County at NOTIFY ME



Find local coronavirus resources and updates at Public Health has activated Connecting Point’s Call Center to answer community questions. Connecting Point can provide callers up-to-date information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and connect residents to other resources. Dial 2-1-1 or 833-DIAL211 (833-342-5211) to talk with a call center representative.



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.


At this time, Grass Valley Downtown Association will postpone any events until public events recommended to resume.

Bike race in April

Nevada County is in Stage 2 of reopening

Details on reopening retail and restaurants in Nevada County in the link above

Businesses with questions about modifying business practices to keep customers safe and slow the spread of COVID-19 can email:

You can also utilize the resource 211 Connecting Point for questions about anything as well as general coronavirus questions. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL211. This is a County information resource that is open 24/7 and is free.

FAQ Nevada County

FAQ Recreation

Customer Code of Conduct

Requirements & Guidance for Retail. Restaurant, Office, Manufacture Stage 2 Businesses


Business Resilience Tool Kit

click the link: supplies, equipment, info

We can add to this list as you let us know.  Email

Open Sign Grass Valley Nevada City download here


New parking for Downtown on Mill and Main Streets

In an effort to make pick-up easier for our restaurants and retailers the City posted signs to allow for some parking places on Mill and Main Streets to be either 15 minutes or 30 minutes long. We hope that this will make it easier for the Downtown Customers to be able to pick up their food or merchandise from the stores that are offering curbside pick up for merchandise or to go food.

Also if you or any of your employees are working in your business the City and GVDA would ask that you don’t park your cars on Mill or Main. Please leave these space open for the convenience of the Downtown customers. Please utilize the City lots to park in and leave the street parking for those that are picking up.

If you have any questions feel free to call me at the office, 530-272-8315. If you have any questions for the City please feel free to call Mayor, Lisa Swarthout 530-274-4315.

Thank you all for your cooperation.


Sierra Small Business Development Center Norther California Network

Keeping this page on our website as updated as possible during this time of rapid fire changes.


Updates from Governor Newsom’s office

Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom