1. News Flash_Halloween

    Outdoor Trick-Or-Treating in Sonoma County is Safe This Halloween With Precautions

    Families can confidently enjoy outdoor trick-or-treating on Halloween and outdoor Día De los Muertos celebrations this year, provided they take some simple precautions to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Additional Info...
  2. News Flash_Bay Area Health Officers Issue Criteria for Lifting COVID-19 Indoor Masking Requirements

    Bay Area Health Officers Issue Criteria for Lifting COVID-19 Indoor Masking Requirements

    As vaccinations & wearing face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates & hospitalizations, health officers for 9 Bay Area jurisdictions requiring face coverings in most indoor public spaces reached consensus on criteria to lift the health orders. Additional Info...
  3. Doctor holding heart shaped sign with &#34Vaccine&#34 printed on it

    Sonoma County Campaign Delivers 700,000th Vaccination

    Reaching another major milestone in the battle against COVID-19, the campaign to protect Sonoma County residents from the virus delivered its 700,000th dose of vaccine. Additional Info...
  4. Wooden House in Emergency Life Tube

    County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Receive $13.8 Million in Additional State Funding

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted to authorize the Sonoma County Community Development Commission to accept up to $13,787,577.78 of State Block Grant funds from the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Additional Info...
  5. News Flash_Sonoma County Health Officer Requires Flu Shots for Health Care Workers, Recommends Them

    Sonoma County Health Officer Requires Flu Shots for Health Care Workers, Recommends Them for Public

    Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued a health order requiring workers at certain health care and congregate facilities to get vaccinated against influenza. Additional Info...
  6. News Flash_California Becomes First State in Nation to Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Sc

    California Becomes First State in Nation to Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Schools

    After implementing first-in-the-nation school masking and staff vaccination measures, California becomes the first state to announce plans to require student vaccinations – adding the COVID-19 vaccine to list of vaccinations required for school. Additional Info...
  7. News Flash_Sonoma County Supervisors Announce Vaccination Rollout is Ramping Up

    Sonoma County Rolls Out COVID-19 Booster Shots

    COVID-19 booster shots are available for eligible seniors, health care workers, public safety personnel & others who are at increased risk due to occupational or institutional setting, & who received the Pfizer-BioNTech second dose at least 6 months ago. Additional Info...
  8. News Flash_Pfizer Says Vaccine Safe for Ages 5-11, to Seek Approval for Use

    Pfizer Says Vaccine Safe for Ages 5-11, to Seek Approval for Use

    The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been shown to be safe and highly effective in young children aged 5 to 11 years. Additional Info...
  9. White House Logo

    President Biden Implements COVID-19 Six-Pronged Action Plan

    President Biden is implementing a six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to successfully combat COVID-19, including requiring employers with 100+ employees to provide proof of vaccination or submit to weekly testing. Additional Info...
  10. News Flash_Seventy-five percent of eligible Sonoma County residents are now fully vaccinated against

    Seventy-Five Percent of Eligible Sonoma County Residents are now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

    Three of four eligible Sonoma County residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, an important milestone reached amid efforts to keep everyone safe from the highly contagious Delta variant. Additional Info...
  11. News Flash_Sonoma County health officer issues health order requiring testing for jail inmates

    Sonoma County Health Officer Issues Health Order Requiring Testing for Jail Inmates

    Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase today issued a health order requiring jail inmates to be tested for COVID-19 upon entry. The measure is designed to curb the spread of the virus and prevent outbreaks at county detention facilities. Additional Info...
  12. CountyLogo_NF

    So. County Health Order on Vaccinations & Sports Guidelines Issued Sept. 3, 2021

    The Sonoma County health officer issued a health order for pharmacists, home health care worker vaccination; and issued youth sports guidelines on Friday, September 3, 2021. Read on...
  13. News Flash_City of Santa Rosa Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for City Employees

    City of Santa Rosa Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for City Employees

    The Santa Rosa City Council has directed the City Manager to adopt a policy requiring that all City employees provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing, effective October 1, 2021. Read on...
  14. News Flash_ARPA Community Work Group Seeking Members to Distribute Funds

    ARPA Community Work Group Seeking Members to Distribute Funds

    Sonoma County is seeking residents to serve on a work group that will help allocate $96 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to provide relief from public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional Info...
  15. NF_ShelterAnnex

    Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter to Reopen for Intakes

    Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter will reopen Friday, Aug. 27 with enhanced safety protocols to protect residents and staff and to help prevent future COVID transmission Read on...
  16. News Flash_Sonoma County Schools Allowed to Reopen With Red Tier Status

    County and SCOE Announce Local Recommendations to Mitigate COVID-19 on Campus

    The SoCo Dept. of Health Services & the SoCo Office of Education have issued 3 local recommendations to SoCo schools to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 on campus & enable students to have the fewest possible interruptions to in-person learning. Additional Info...
  17. FDA Logo

    FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine, which is known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, but will now be marketed as Comirnaty, for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. Additional Info...
  18. New Health Officer Order

    Local Health Order Issued Moving Date for School Staff to Verify Vaccination Status

    Sonoma County issued a health order requiring all public and private K-12 schools to verify the COVID-19 vaccination status of all workers and to require unvaccinated or partially vaccinated staff to undergo COVID testing, effective September 24. Additional Info...
  19. News Flash_Sonoma County to restart Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine

    Sonoma County to Follow State Guidance on Boosters

    Sonoma County will follow the guidance of the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in providing booster shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals in Sonoma County. Additional Info...
  20. News Flash_California Implements Nation Leading Vaccine Verification Measure for Large Events

    California Implements Nation-Leading Vaccine Verification Measure for Large Events

    Beginning 9/20, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required for indoor events with 1,000 or more attending. This new measure will help encourage more vaccinations and increase safety at events while ensuring businesses can thrive. Additional Info...
  21. Samuel L. Jones Hall exterior

    COVID Cases at City’s Homeless Shelter

    Updated as of August 25th to provide the status on COVID cases at Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter, and to announce plans for the reopening of the shelter for new residents Read on...
  22. News Flash_State Expands Vaccine Eligibility

    80% of Eligible Sonoma County Residents Are Now at Least Partially Vaccinated Against COVID-19

    Four out of five eligible Sonoma County residents are now either fully or partially vaccinated against COVID-19, Sonoma County Department of Health Services reported to the Board of Supervisors as part of an update on the County’s pandemic response. Additional Info...
  23. County Logo

    Sonoma County Supervisors Require Employee Vaccinations or Testing

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a policy requiring all county employees to either show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or submit to weekly testing. Additional Info...
  24. News Flash_Sonoma County expands testing options, shifts focus to PCR tests

    Sonoma County Expands Testing Options, Shifts Focus to PCR Tests

    In response to growing demand for testing amid the current surge of COVID cases, the SoCo Dept of Health Services has expanded testing opportunities through private providers while freeing County Health to focus on outbreak and surveillance testing. Additional Info...
  25. News Flash_First-in-the-Nation Measure to Encourage Teachers and School Staff to Get Vaccinated

    First-in-the-Nation Measure to Encourage Teachers and School Staff to Get Vaccinated

    In order to best protect students & staff as CA starts the school year fully in-person, the CA Dept. of Public Health issued a new public health order requiring all school staff to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week. Additional Info...
  26. Vaccine Card

    County to Require Proof of Vaccination for Emergency Personnel, Encourages Employers to do the Same

    Health order requiring all fire, law enforcement & emergency medical service workers & staff at disaster shelters to show proof of vaccination. If proof of vaccination is not available, weekly COVID-19 testing is required. Order takes effect 9/24. Additional Info...
  27. News Flash_Sonoma County Partners With Private Providers to Expand COVID-19 Testing Opportunities

    Sonoma County Partners With Private Providers to Expand COVID-19 Testing Opportunities

    Due to increasing case rates and testing demand, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services is partnering with four trusted providers - Curative, LHI, Molecular Matrix, and Fox Home Health - to offer expanded COVID-19 testing services for residents. Additional Info...
  28. New Health Officer Order

    Bay Area Health Officials Issue Orders Requiring Use of Face Coverings Indoors

    Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Indoor Masking Orders Take Effect Tuesday (8/3). Additional Info...
  29. Wooden House in Emergency Life Tube

    Sonoma County Expands Emergency Rental Assistance Program

    With the passage of Assembly Bill 832, Sonoma County has expanded financial support available to tenants and landlords through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Additional Info...
  30. Senior and child in grocery store with masks on

    CDPH Recommends Masking for Public Indoor Settings to Slow Spread of COVID-19 & Delta Variant

    In response to the spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and new CDC guidance, the California Department of Public Health updated its Guidance for Face Coverings, recommending mask use for indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. Additional Info...
  31. News Flash_Sonoma County achieves 70 percent COVID-19 vaccination rate, but cases continue to climb

    Sonoma County Achieves 70% COVID-19 Vaccination Rate, but Cases Climb Among Unvaccinated Residents

    County of Sonoma health officials announced that more than 70% of County residents age 12+ are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 & another 8% have received a single dose of vaccine, meaning 78% of residents are either fully or partially vaccinated. Additional Info...
  32. Calfornia Governor State Seal_CivicPlus News Flash

    First-in-the-Nation Measures to Encourage State Employees and Health Care Workers to Get Vaccinated

    The State of California is implementing a first-in-the-nation standard to require all state workers and workers in health care and high-risk congregate settings to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week. Additional Info...
  33. News Flash_Sonoma County Reaches 100,000 Vaccine-Dose Milestone, Shifts Priority to 65 and Older Beg

    Get Vaccinated and Receive Free Admission to Summer Fun Fest at Sonoma County Fairgrounds

    The Sonoma County Fairgrounds & the Sonoma County Medical Association are collaborating with the County’s vaccination efforts by providing free admission & a free ride ticket to members of the public who receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Jockey Club in SR Additional Info...
  34. Woman wearing mask

    Sonoma County Recommends Masking Indoors for Everyone

    Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Recommend Masking Indoors for Everyone as a Precaution Against Increased Circulation of COVID-19 Additional Info...
  35. NF_County-City Logos

    Sonoma Co. Alternate Care Site to Open in Response to Increase in COVID-19 Cases

    COVID-positive residents of City of Santa Rosa’s Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter among those to utilize site. Read on...
  36. News Flash_County Testing Sites Now Offer BinaxNOW Rapid Tests

    County Testing Sites Now Offer BinaxNOW ‘Rapid’ Tests

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is now offering BinaxNOW “rapid” antigen testing at all DHS testing sites. Additional Info...
  37. Doctor holding heart shaped sign with &#34Vaccine&#34 printed on it

    More than 325,000 Sonoma County Residents Now Vaccinated

    Sonoma County surpassed 325,000 residents who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and the county is expected to surpass 600,000 total doses administered since vaccinations began more than six months ago. Additional Info...
  38. Cal OES Logo

    Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Expedite Cal/OSHA’s Revised Workplace Masking Guidance

    Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will expedite Cal/OSHA’s revised workplace masking and social distancing prevention requirements. Additional Info...
  39. We&#39re Open Sign

    Sonoma County to Align With State Reopening Plan

    Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase made clear that the County of Sonoma will be aligning with the CA Dept of Public Health’s plans to remove pandemic-related limitations on restaurants, taverns, movie theaters & other businesses beginning 6/15. Additional Info...
  40. County Logo

    County Offices to Fully Reopen to the Public Tuesday, June 15; Masking and Distancing Still Required

    Sonoma County offices will open to the public full time beginning 6/15 following limited in-person access due to COVID-19. Members of the public & employees will still be required to wear facial coverings for the time being when entering county facilities Additional Info...
  41. Wooden House in Emergency Life Tube

    Sonoma County Provides Update on Emergency Rental Assistance Program

    Sonoma County so far has provided $2,678,957 in rental assistance to more than 1,450 residents through its recently activated Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Additional Info...
  42. News Flash_Seventy percent of Sonoma County residents 12 and older have now received at least one do

    70% of Sonoma County Residents 12 and Older Have Now Received at Least One Dose of Vaccine

    Seven out of 10 Sonoma County residents age 12 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 300,000 residents have been at least partially vaccinated, county health officials announced today. Additional Info...
  43. News Flash_Bay Area Health Officers Support Full In-person School this Fall

    Bay Area Health Officers Support Full In-person School this Fall

    Sonoma County Health Officer, Dr. Sundai Mase, has joined Bay Area health officers to express their collective support for the opening of California schools for full-time in-person instruction for all grades in the fall of 2021. Additional Info...
  44. News Flash_Sonoma County supervisors approve 2.8 million in business relief

    Sonoma County Supervisors Approve $2.8 Million in Business Relief

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a resolution authorizing nearly $2.8 million in relief for businesses forced to close during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional Info...
  45. News Flash_Sonoma County consolidating vaccine sites, shifting to mobile clinics

    Sonoma County Consolidating Vaccine Sites, Shifting to Mobile Clinics

    The County and its health care partners will be closing down some if its large-scale vaccination sites in the coming weeks to focus on targeting hard-to-reach populations, health officials announced today. Additional Info...
  46. News Flash_Bay Area Health Officers Support California Face Masking Guidance

    Bay Area Health Officers Support California Face Masking Guidance

    The Association of Bay Area Health Officials strongly supports the California Department of Public Health’s strategy to continue with current masking guidance until June 15, when the State will align with the CDC’s updated masking guidance. Additional Info...
  47. News Flash_Seventy percent of Sonoma County residents 16 and older have now received at least one do

    70% of Sonoma County Residents 16 and Older Have Now Received at Least One Dose of Vaccine

    Seven out of 10 Sonoma County adults age 16 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 500,000 doses have been administered to County residents, county health officials announced today. Additional Info...
  48. News Flash_Sonoma County contracts with Windsor Holiday Inn to serve as temporary noncongregate shel

    Sonoma County Contracts with Windsor’s Holiday Inn to Serve as Temporary Non-Congregate Shelter Site

    The County of Sonoma has contracted with the Holiday Inn in Windsor to provide temporary shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness who are most vulnerable to COVID-19. Additional Info...
  49. News Flash_Sonoma County Partners With Curative to Provide Mobile Vaccine Clinic

    Sonoma County Partners with Curative to Provide Mobile Vaccine Clinic

    Sonoma County has partnered with Curative, a COVID-19 testing and public health services company, to administer COVID-19 vaccinations by way of a mobile unit that will provide clinics at locations throughout the County. Additional Info...
  50. News Flash_Half of Sonoma County Adult Population is Now Fully Vaccinated

    Half of Sonoma County Adult Population is Now Fully Vaccinated

    Sonoma County has now fully vaccinated more than half of its 16 and older population. In addition, more than two-thirds of these 411,000 residents have received at least one shot of the vital protection against COVID-19. Additional Info...
  51. News Flash_Sonoma County to restart Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine

    Sonoma County to Restart Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine

    Sonoma County joins the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Solano and the City of Berkeley in the Bay Area in immediately lifting the pause and resuming administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Additional Info...
  52. NF_ShelterAnnex

    Homeless Services Update: Motel Rooms to Phase Out with Vaccines and Shelter Bed Space Now Available

    The City will begin phasing out the use of motel rooms for homeless community members in late April 2021, following vaccine availability and bed space open at new Shelter Annex. Read on...
  53. News Flash_Sonoma County achieves key milestone with 400,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to

    Sonoma County Achieves Key Milestone With 400,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered to Residents

    As of today (4/20/21), more than 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to eligible Sonoma County residents, a milestone that also means 60% of eligible residents have received at least one dose and two in five are now fully vaccinated. Additional Info...
  54. NF_Counters Opening1

    City of Santa Rosa Reopens Some Public Counters Following County’s Entry to Orange Tier

    The City of Santa Rosa continues to operate under limited conditions due to the current coronavirus public health crisis; but has expanded services and operations in some areas following Sonoma County’s entry into the orange tier earlier this month. Read on...
  55. We&#39re Open Sign

    Sonoma County Offices to Reopen for In-Person Service

    Most Sonoma County gov. offices will reopen for limited walk-up service starting 4/19. While several County offices remained open during the pandemic, the expanded reopening is due to the decrease of COVID-19 cases & the County moving to the orange tier. Additional Info...
  56. Latina Getting Vaccinated

    Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, Hospital & La Luz Opening Vaccination Clinic in Sonoma Valley

    Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, Sonoma Valley Hospital, & La Luz Center are working in partnership with the County of Sonoma to open a new vaccination clinic serving residents in and around the Boyes Hot Springs and Agua Caliente in Sonoma Valley. Additional Info...
  57. County Logo

    Sonoma County Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause

    On behalf of the SoCo Dept. of Health Services, the County of Sonoma issued the following statement from Dr. Urmila Shende, the County’s Vaccine chief, concerning the FDA’s recommendation to “pause” the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Additional Info...
  58. News Flash_Sonoma County Moving to Orange Tier

    Sonoma County to Move to Orange Tier on Wednesday, April 7

    After just three weeks in the red tier within California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Sonoma County will move into the less restrictive orange tier beginning on Wednesday, April 7. Additional Info...
  59. News Flash_Sonoma County Welcomes Increase in COVID Vaccine Supply

    Sonoma County Welcomes Increase in COVID Vaccine Supply

    Sonoma County has received a significant increase in COVID vaccines from the state, including a shipment of Johnson & Johnson doses specifically for the County’s effort to distribute the vaccine equitably to the most vulnerable communities. Additional Info...
  60. News Flash_Sonoma County Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Launch on April 19

    Sonoma County Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Launch on April 19

    The County of Sonoma will begin providing support to households impacted by COVID-19 through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) starting on April 19. The program will provide payment assistance for tenants who are behind on rent and utilities. Additional Info...
  61. News Flash_Sonoma County Supervisors Appeal to State for Additional Vaccines

    Sonoma County Supervisors Appeal to State for Additional Vaccines

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Saturday, 3/27, sent the following letter to state health leaders appealing for an increase in vaccines for Sonoma County "so that we can continue to support our community in an equitable and transparent way." Additional Info...
  62. News Flash_Sonoma County Reaches Another Milestone With 25 Percent Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVI

    Sonoma County Reaches Another Milestone With 25 Percent Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

    One in every four Sonoma County residents 16 years of age and older are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 282,000 vaccine doses have been administered to Sonoma County residents so far (as of 3/29/21). Additional Info...
  63. County Logo

    County of Sonoma Launches Effort to Vaccinate Individuals Who Are Homebound for Medical Reasons

    The County of Sonoma has arranged to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to adults 16 years of age and older who are homebound for a variety of medical reasons and have difficulty getting to a clinic. Read More...
  64. News Flash_State Expands Vaccine Eligibility

    State Expands Vaccine Eligibility to 50+ Californians Starting 4/1 and All Individuals 16+ on 4/15

    The state is expanding vaccine eligibility to more Californians. Starting April 1, individuals aged 50+ will be eligible to make an appointment, and individuals 16+ will be eligible to make an appointment to be vaccinated starting on April 15. Additional Info...
  65. News Flash_Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Community Health Partner In Opening Roseland Vaccination Clinic

    Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Community Health Partner In Opening Roseland Vaccination Clinic

    As part of a county objective to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable and underserved communities, Sonoma County and Santa Rosa Community Health are partnering to open a new vaccination clinic in Roseland. Additional Info...
  66. News Flash_Bay Area Health Officers Statement About COVID-19 Vaccines

    Bay Area Health Officers’ Statement About COVID-19 Vaccines

    "As local health officers, we fully support all three currently available vaccines for COVID-19. All three vaccines are safe and have been shown to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic illness and hospitalization." Additional Info...
  67. News Flash_Sonoma County Schools Allowed to Reopen With Red Tier Status

    Sonoma County Schools Allowed to Reopen With Red Tier Status

    The County of Sonoma and Sonoma County Office of Education announced that all schools serving grade levels from TK-12 are eligible to reopen for in-person instruction based on Sonoma County meeting the criteria for the less restrictive red tier. Additional Info...
  68. News Flash_Sonoma County Moving to Red Tier

    COVID-19 Update - Sonoma County Moving to Red Tier

    Sonoma County, including all of Santa Rosa, will be moving from the most restrictive purple tier for COVID-19 into the red tier beginning on Sunday, March 14 at 12:01 a.m. Additional Info...
  69. News Flash_Sonoma County Reaches 100,000 Vaccine-Dose Milestone, Shifts Priority to 65 and Older Beg

    Sonoma County Reaches 100,000 Vaccine-Dose Milestone, Shifts Priority to 65+ Beginning Monday, 2/22

    Thanks to a multi-agency effort over the past two months, Sonoma County has now administered more than 100,000 vaccine doses to county residents, resulting in more than one in five residents over the age of 16 having received at least one dose. Additional Info...
  70. CityBus NewsFlash image

    When Vaccination is Your Destination Ride Fare-Free

    Santa Rosa CityBus, in coordination with Sonoma County Transit (SCT) and Petaluma Transit (PT), are now offering fare-free rides to vaccination appointments Read on...
  71. News Flash_Supervisors Strengthen Protections Regarding Evictions and Sick Leave During the Pandemic

    Supervisors Strengthen Protections Regarding Evictions and Sick Leave During the Pandemic

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday adopted two urgency ordinances to support Sonoma County residents who may have access to fewer resources during the pandemic. Additional Info...
  72. News Flash_Sonoma County Keeping Pace With Other California Counties in Rollout of Vaccinations

    Sonoma County Keeping Pace With Other California Counties in Rollout of Vaccinations

    In partnership with health care providers, Sonoma County has now provided at least one dose of vaccine to 15% of adult population, including nearly 50% of residents 75 years and older, Supervisors and Department of Health Services leaders announced today. Additional Info...
  73. News Flash_Revised State Guidance Allows SoCo TK-6 Grades to Apply for In-Person Learning With Safet

    Revised State Guidance Allows SoCo TK-6 Grades to Apply for In-Person Learning With Safety Plan

    County of Sonoma & Sonoma County Office of Education announce that recent guidance under CA's Safe Schools for All Plan allows Sonoma County schools serving grade levels TK-6 to be eligible to return to in-person learning w/ approved COVID-19 Safety Plan. Additional Info...
  74. News Flash_Sonoma County to Open Three New Vaccination Centers

    Sonoma County to Open Three New Vaccination Centers

    Three new vaccination centers will open within the next eight days in Sonoma County, serving residents 70 and older, bringing to 19 the number of clinics being supported this week by vaccines from the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services. Additional Info...
  75. News Flash_Board of Supervisors Approves Funding for Expanded Vaccination Plan

    Board of Supervisors Approves Funding for Expanded Vaccination Plan

    The Board of Supervisors recently approved the allocation of funds for the next phase of the County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Response plan, as laid out by the county Department of Health Services. Additional Info...
  76. News Flash_County of Sonoma Announces Plans to Vaccinate Those Age 70 and Older

    County of Sonoma Announces Plans to Vaccinate Those Age 70 and Older

    On Friday, 2/5, the County of Sonoma announced plans to vaccinate those 70 and older starting Monday at county-supported clinics and Safeway pharmacies. Additional Info...
  77. News Flash_Reopening Sports, Gyms and Limited Services Safely in the Purple Tier

    Reopening Sports, Gyms and Limited Services Safely in the Purple Tier

    The state’s industry guidance page has been updated for three sectors: youth and adult recreational sports, gyms and fitness centers, and limited services. Read on...
  78. News Flash_Sonoma County Reaffirms Commitment to Vaccinate Seniors 75 and Older

    Sonoma County Reaffirms Commitment to Vaccinate Seniors 75 and Older

    Sonoma County officials reaffirmed their commitment to prioritizing the County’s most vulnerable population (those 75 and older) in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations by announcing new opportunities for seniors in this age group to schedule appointments Additional Info...
  79. News Flash_Sonoma County Regional Stay Home Order Lifted

    Sonoma County’s Regional Stay-Home Order Lifted

    The California Department of Public Health today lifted the Regional Stay-Home Order for the 11-county Bay Area region, including Sonoma County, effective immediately. Sonoma County will remain in the purple tier under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Read on...
  80. News Flash_Sonoma County to be 1 of 4 California Counties to Take Part in OptumServe Pilot Vaccinati

    Sonoma County to be 1 of 4 California Counties to Take Part in OptumServe Pilot Vaccination Program

    Under the pilot program, OptumServe, known for operating COVID-19 testing sites, will begin administering vaccinations at a clinic to be set up at the Rohnert Park Community Center starting on Wednesday, Jan. 27, for County residents ages 75 and above. Read on...
  81. News Flash_Sonoma County Supervisors Announce Vaccination Rollout is Ramping Up

    Sonoma County Supervisors Announce Vaccination Rollout is Ramping Up

    Sonoma County’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts are kicking into high gear with five clinics now activated throughout the County and at least two more planned for the coming weeks, Sonoma County supervisors announced today. Read on...
  82. County Logo

    Dr. Urmila Shende Named as COVID-19 Vaccine Chief for Sonoma County

    In her role as Vaccine Chief, Dr. Shende will be responsible for implementing the vaccine distribution strategy, coordinating vaccine administration, & interfacing with health care leaders & other stakeholders as part of the countywide vaccine response. Additional Info...
  83. News Flash_Sonoma County Partners with Safeway for Vaccination Clinics

    Sonoma County Partners with Safeway for Vaccination Clinics

    Sonoma County has partnered with Safeway to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to County health workers and, eventually, the broader public. Additional Info...
  84. News Flash_Sonoma Countys Regional Stay Home Order Extended

    Sonoma County’s Regional Stay-Home Order Extended

    State public health officials extend Stay-Home Order for the Bay Area region, including Sonoma County. Restrictions remain in place until the state’s four-week projections of the Bay Area’s total available ICU bed capacity is greater than or equal to 15%. Read on...
  85. County Logo

    County of Sonoma Increases COVID-19 Testing Opportunities With Addition of New Sites & Mobile Events

    The County of Sonoma continues to ramp up COVID-19 testing, particularly in the neighborhoods most impacted by the virus. Additional Info...
  86. 500MillionRelief_CivicPlus

    Small Businesses May Apply for a COVID-19 Relief Grant Starting Dec. 30

    Applications must be submitted from December 30, 2020, to January 8, 2021. Non-profits are eligible. Read on...
  87. CivicPlus_NewsFlash_Vaccine12.17.20

    Pfizer COVID vaccine arrives in Sonoma County

    Two boxes of the vaccine, containing a total of 1,950 doses, arrived at the County’s Public Health Lab on Chanate Road shortly before 9 a.m. today. Three other boxes were taken directly to local hospitals. In all, the County received 4,875 doses. Additional Info...
  88. County Logo

    Joint Statement of the Bay Area Health Officers

    COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed following federal, state framework. Additional Info...
  89. Calfornia Governor State Seal_CivicPlus News Flash

    Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19

    The order addresses a variety of issues in response to the pandemic, including extending the availability of housing for migrant agricultural workers, tax extensions for small businesses and updating Cal/OSHA requirements related to quarantine guidelines. Additional Info...
  90. CivicPlus_NewsFlashTemplate_Vax58-01

    Governor Newsom Launches “Vaccinate All 58” Campaign based on Safety and Equity

    Front-line health care workers and residents of long-term care settings first to be vaccinated as first COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive in CA. Broad distribution to happen in months, with California prioritizing essential workers and the most vulnerable Additional Info...
  91. County Logo

    Stay Home Order Effective at End of Day Friday (12/11)

    Residents are directed to stay at home except for work, shopping, or other essential activities allowed by the State’s Regional Stay Home Order. All sectors other than retail and essential operations must be closed. Outdoor recreation will be allowed. Additional Info...
  92. Calfornia Governor State Seal_CivicPlus News Flash

    Governor Newsom Announces New Regional Stay-At-Home Order

    Governor Gavin Newsom announced today (12/3) a new regional-focused effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 as well as assist hospitals from becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. Read on...
  93. Calfornia Governor State Seal_CivicPlus News Flash

    Governor Newsom Announces Immediate Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

    Assistance includes temporary tax relief to support businesses impacted by COVID-19, $500 million in new COVID-19 Relief Grant funding for small businesses, and an additional $12.5 million added to the California Rebuilding Fund. Read on...
  94. County Logo

    County Expands Role of On the Move in Providing COVID-19 Community Assistance, Financial Support

    The County of Sonoma has expanded eligibility criteria for emergency COVID-19 financial assistance and has allocated additional funding to local nonprofit On the Move for dissemination of financial support to local residents. Additional Info...
  95. County Logo

    Sonoma County Issues Guidelines on Temporary Tents & Canopies for Outdoor Dining/Business Operations

    New Sonoma County guidelines for outdoor dining structures, such as tents and canopies, have been published and help to clarify the requirements for meeting both fire protection measures and COVID-19 safety needs. Read on...
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    Safe Social Distancing Program Completed, Community Invited to Provide Input at Dec. 7 Meeting

    Closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center is completed and a virtual community meeting is scheduled for December 7 to help evaluate the program. Read on...
  97. Calfornia Governor State Seal_CivicPlus News Flash

    State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

    This is the same as the March Stay at Home Order, applied only between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day and only in purple tier counties, which includes Sonoma and 40 other counties statewide. It will be in effect from November 21 through December 21. Additional Info...
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    Sonoma County Joins 8 Bay Area Counties with Recommendations for Safer Holidays

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services today joined health officers from eight Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley in issuing joint recommendations, including gatherings and travel. for staying safe during the holidays. Additional Info...
  99. News Flash_CARES Emergency Rental Assistance

    CARES Emergency Rental Assistance

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved CARES funding for short-term emergency rental assistance for low-income tenants and landlords. Read on...
  100. CountyPR_NewsFlash - Enhanced Program Adopted 10.21.20

    Sonoma County Adopts Enhanced Program to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission & Supporting The Most Impacted

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed a suite of actions to support those most negatively impacted by the spread of coronavirus including those in low-income, essential worker and Latinx communities. Additional Info...
  101. News Flash 10-19-20 County Testing Opportunities

    County Expands Testing Opportunities for Residents Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19

    The effort is part of new County Department of Health Services initiative to address COVID-19 disparities, particularly within Latinx and indigenous communities in Sonoma County, and to reduce overall community spread. Read on...
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    A Message from the Police Chief (3.30.20)

    Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro discusses two additional COVID-19 positive test results for employees of the Santa Rosa Police Department. Read on...
  103. News Flash: Statewide Shelter in Place

    Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order in Effect

    Issued by Governor Newsom, the order establishes consistency across jurisdictions and defines essential services in the state. Read on...