When a pandemic strikes, communities come together to help each other. Communication is critical in every phase: prepare, respond and recover. The nature of this event is unique, as it encourages social distancing and sheltering at home. However, even while not physically being close, communication and connection can take many forms.
Check on your neighbors, offer to run essential errands for a high-risk relative or friend. Stay in touch with family and friends, and reference your communication plan — by phone, computer, or paper mail.
In the event of an emergency, we all turn to our existing tools and networks—many of which are digital. Think about your connections and the online communities you’re already a part of, so you can share information, updates, or words of encouragement as we support one another through this time.
Napa County will post updates and information on Facebook
Alerts / Notifications
- Register for NIXLE
Many organizations use Nixle across Napa County to communicate emergency and community messaging. Alerts are sent via phone and email depending how you register. You may register a mobile and/or landline number, and an email address. To sign up for Nixle from your mobile phone, text the zip code you would like to receive alerts (ex: 94558) to 888777.
- PG&E Outage
Sign-up on PG&E's website to be notified about power outages.
IPAWS is a modernization and integration of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure, and will save time when time matters most, protecting life and property.
- School Systems
Depending on which school you're looking to receive alerts and notifications from, please keep mind that their tools can vary. We suggest you reach out to them directly and ask what your options are to receive their communication.