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Mendocino County Health Officer Issues New Health Order Effective October 28

Mendocino County Public Health was alerted today by the State that our county has officially entered the Red Tier 2. Moving from Tier 1, or “widespread” COVID-19 community risk status, to the Tier 2 “substantial” risk category allows more businesses to reopen October 28, 2020.
In alignment with the state’s Red Tier 2 category, the following industries are now permitted indoors or expanded operations in Mendocino County:
  • Restaurants may now open indoors with modifications in place, which include facial covering use by all employees and guests (except when eating) as well as socially distanced tables. Each restaurant has a maximum of 25% capacity or 100 people, (whichever is less).
  • Gyms may now open indoors with modifications, which include facial covering use by all employees and guests, as well as socially distanced machines and guests. Each gym has a 10% maximum capacity.
  • Places of worship may now open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people (whichever is less) and with modifications, which include facial covering use by all in attendance, and social distancing between household units. Additionally, activities like singing and group recitation dramatically increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Therefore, singing and chanting activities must be discontinued at indoor services, and congregants engaging in group recitation should wear facial coverings at all times.
  • Retail stores may now have a maximum of 50% capacity, and must still follow facial covering and social distancing orders.
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities may now have limited indoor visitation of residents, which include facial covering use by all employees and guests.
The State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy lays out a clear picture of what the different tiers mean to each business sector. For a complete list of allowable activities under the Red Tier 2, please visit As a reminder, all businesses must complete a COVID-19 Self-certification process prior to opening for the first time at
Per state regulations, Red Tier 2 counties that maintain Tier 2 data for at least two consecutive weeks may reopen schools to classroom-based learning, with modifications. For Mendocino County, that could be as early as November 12.
Mendocino County must spend at least 21 days in the Red Tier 2 and meet the Orange Tier requirements for two consecutive weeks before advancing to the next less restrictive tier. Most notably, Mendocino County may have to tighten back up and move back to a more restrictive tier if we experience a rise in cases. To help continue the progressive re-opening process, the public is encouraged to wear a mask, social distance, practice frequent handwashing, stay home when sick and avoid gatherings.

For more information regarding the Governor’s announcement visit:

Covid-19 Testing Mendocino County Department of Health

Mendocino County COVID-19 Business Reopening Plans-This website is your guide to achieving compliance for reopening.

Visit Mendocino County has a webpage with useful information for local businesses at Safe Mendocino

Mendocino County Frequently Asked Questions COVID19

Mendocino Coast Chamber and Visitor Center Useful links

City of Fort Bragg COVID 19 Information

The City of Fort Bragg Tenant Based Rental Assistance is open to residents living within the city limits of Fort Bragg with low or moderate income may qualify for some assistance in paying their monthly rent if their household income has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Information and applications can also be requested by calling 961-2823 ext. 106 or by emailing The City’s website has further information go to Rent Help  Requests will be responded to in the order they are received.

Fort Bragg’s CV Starr Center will be closed for the rest of 2020, details at  CV Starr

City of Fort Bragg Alert Center Webpage

Mendocino Coast COVID-19 Update for the Week of October 19 ,by William Miller, MD, Adventist Health Hospital Chief of Staff and Tabitha Miller, Fort Bragg City Manager Occtober 19

City of Point Arena COVID 19 webpage

City of Ukiah COVID 19

City of Willits

County of Mendocino

Mendocino County Public Health Facebook page

The Community Foundation of Mendocino County  Community Foundation

Mendocino County Warm Line
is available for individuals needing non-crisis emotional support, Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm at (707) 472-2311

Mendocino County Sheriff Facebook page
Sheriff Facebook Page

Mendocino Coast Emergency Assistance for Seniors and Disabled Residents Facebook Page

WEST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER, is open to help all businesses with free advising services for DIY owners to apply now for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (up to $2million), Employee information and regulations. Apply for a jump start loan (up to $10K).  They are advising via voice or video call. The office number is  964-7571 .

State of California Department of Public Health. State of California

Guide to Applying for Unemployment in CA Unemployment

California State Parks details on soft openings Parks For information om Mendocino County Parks go to Mendo Parks

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Food Stores in Mendocino County status

Mendocino Coast Clinics COVID 19 webpage

Arts Council of Mendocino County has a page of links for grants to help the arts community at Art Grants

Mendocino Transit Authority reduce bus schedule