dI ROSA Update on COVID-19

To support our community’s efforts to decrease the spread of the COVID-19 virus, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art is temporarily closed. 

Along with regular visiting and tour services, programs scheduled during this period have been postponed or suspended pending further developments.

Not one organization nor any individual is untouched by the pandemic. Still, our community is strong and resilient, and all of us here at di Rosa resolved to support each other, artists, and ideas that matter through these changing times. 

This challenge, along with its dangers and sorrows, presents an opportunity to take creative risks, experiment, discover, and evolve. The arts are exploding with remote and virtual alternatives to the usual onsite programs and gatherings. We are excited to be a part of a progressive, innovative arts-ecosystem that is already producing ideas that our center will support and amplify.

Watch our digital spaces, website, and social media channels in the coming days and weeks for offerings. We will announce new programs for 2020 and more specific details and dates for 2021 as soon as it’s possible. We so look forward to receiving you all again at our site on the other side of this crisis. Until then, from our homes, remote working and teaching spaces, and social distances, let us commune, learn, and support each other. di Rosa will continue to support art as part of our mending and shared community.

We wish you and yours good health and wellbeing.


Di Rosa COVID-19 Response Timeline

MARCH 3, 2020:  Operations briefs staff on COVID-19 risks and best practices. New protocols of increased custodial service of public spaces and high traffic areas and objects like door handles, handrails, and surfaces to assure our visitor’s health and peace of mind go into effect. 

MARCH 11, 2020: di Rosa posts update on website that March 2020 programs have been postponed until April. 

MARCH 12, 2020: di Rosa sends email to full mailing list informing March programs have been moved forward to April. 

MARCH 15, 2020: di Rosa announces on our website the Temporary Closure to the public and suspension of programming.

MARCH 16, 2020: di Rosa emails its full mailing list to inform all of the Temporary Closure.

MARCH 17, 2020: Most staff begins shelter-in-place and remote work, with essential operations/security only onsite as necessary.

MARCH 18, 2020: Napa County Issues SIP

On MARCH 19, 2020 :Gov. Gavin Newsome announced a statewide shelter-in-place order, The order went into effect on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The order is in place until further notice. It covers the whole state of California, and it exempts activity as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction.

MARCH 31, 2020: di Rosa announces postponement of Deborah Remington: Kaleidoscopic Vision until April, 2021.

APRIL 3, 2020: Napa County Shelter at Home Health Officer Order is extended.

April 14, 2020:  Governor Newson lays out next steps through the COVID-19 public health emergency.  He identifies six references for the next phase of suppression in California once the state is past the critical medical surge stage.  Full Press Conference here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDEzi1uDKh8


With advisement from our local and state officials, di Rosa will continue to monitor the situation and adjust the dates of this temporary closure accordingly. For up-to-date information regarding the virus and community response visit, Napa County Public Health.

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