Additional Coronavirus Resources to Aid the Community
Social Distancing Protocol Signage for Posting in Business Facilities (for downloading)
The Sonoma County Public Health Officer’s amended Heath Order, which went into effect on May 4, now requires businesses to limit the number of people in the facility at any one time, require patrons to wear face-coverings and to practice distancing in lines, and provide multiple sanitizing measures. Additionally, businesses are required to prepare and post “Social Distancing Protocol” signage at or near their entrances. The City of Santa Rosa has prepared the following sign to help essential businesses meet this new signage requirement.
Prevent the Spread Educational Posters & Resource Guide (for downloading)
Official Public Health Information
- Starting May 18, the California Human Development (CHD) will begin connecting undocumented individuals in Sonoma County to disaster relief assistance. Qualifying undocumented adult individuals will be eligible to receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1000 in assistance per household. It is anticipated that the funding will reach approximately 3,500 eligible individuals in Sonoma County. This one-time funding is available through State’s Disaster Relief Funds available in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and the CDH is the nonprofit organization that was selected by the California Department of Social Services to assist with Northern California counties. LEARN MORE
- Eligibility: This disaster relief assistance program is available to undocumented adults that are not eligible for unemployment insurance benefits and disaster relief, including the CARES Act, due to their immigration status. READ FAQs
- Hotline: (707) 228-1338
- Website: californiahumandevelopment.org
- Search your address to find food near you, including food banks, produce pantries, groceries to go and more. Some requirements apply.
California Department of Social Services
Health and Safety Tips
Low-Income/ Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
Mental Health and Wellness
- County of Sonoma Mental Health Warm Line: Call (707) 565-2652 for free and private support if you or someone you know is experiencing emotional stress and anxiety during COVID-19. The line is operating 7 days a week 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Renter Eviction Moratorium and Assistance
- County of Sonoma COVID-19 Eviction Defense Ordinance
- The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors’ COVID-19 Eviction Defense Ordinance pre-dates Calfornia’s eviction moratorium by a few days. The County ordinances provides different procedures and remedies for residential tenants facing possible eviction.
- The County ordinances, which expires 60 days following the end of the declared emergency, creates a legal defense for tenants who live anywhere in Sonoma County and are being evicted due to non-payment of rent and who can demonstrate financial losses due to lost work or medical expenses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
- Contacts for assistance and questions:
Report Price Gouging
- Or, call (707) 565-5317