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Posted on: March 11, 2020

NEWS RELEASE 3/11: Coronavirus Update

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Some City-Organized Public Events and Meetings Postponed to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus
Postponements to Help Protect Most Vulnerable Residents 

Santa Rosa, CA – Today, the City of Santa Rosa announced postponement of some City-organized public meetings and events to prevent the potential spread of the coronavirus and to safeguard those at highest risk for getting very sick from this illness . The decision follows recommendations from the Sonoma County Health Officer this afternoon (March 11) to reduce the risk to adults over the age of 60 and people with serious and chronic health conditions.

At this time, the following City of Santa Rosa-organized public meetings and events are postponed:

  • City Council Goal Setting (Santa Rosa City Council – Executive Team Sessions), March 12-13, 2020, Utility Field Operations Center
    Postponed to April 13 and 14, 2020 at Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Lunch, Friday, March 13, Person Senior Wing,
    Postponed; a senior lunch will be rescheduled (date to be determinedat the Person Senior Wing, 2060 W. College Ave
  • Senior Expo, April 4, Person Senior Wing
    Postponed to July 11, 2020 at the Person Senior Wing2060 W. College Ave

Currently, all other City events, recreation programs, and community meetings remain as scheduled. However, the City will continue to evaluate all community events and meetings based on the current public health condition. This includes any future recommendations from the Sonoma County Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

All community members are encouraged to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including coronavirus by practicing these preventive behaviors:

• Wash your hands frequently or use anti-viral sanitizer.

• Cough or sneeze into your elbow rather than your hands.

• Wash your hands every time you use a tissue for your nose.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands.

• Clean any surface that is touched often, such as countertops or door handles.

• Limit close contact with those who are sick.

• If you are sick, quickly report your symptoms to your medical provider and stay away from others. You may need to stay home from work or school.

• Your medical provider may recommend using a face mask when you are near other people. However, face masks are not recommended for the public, as they do not provide protection from coronavirus.

For updates from the City of Santa Rosa, visit srcity.org/PreventTheSpread.

For the latest information about the coronavirus in Sonoma County and advice from health experts on prevention and care, call 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211 or visit socoemergency.org.


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