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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Sonoma County Supervisors Announce Vaccination Rollout is Ramping Up

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SANTA ROSA, CA – 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. Already nearly 24...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

City Plans to Resume Intakes at Its Homeless Shelter and Restart Efforts to Resolve Encampments

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Update 1.21.21

Shelter intakes at the City-owned Samuel Jones Hall (SJH) Homeless Shelter are scheduled to resume Jan. 23. This date is two weeks after the last positive COVID-19 test finding at the shelter and follows 14 confirmed cases at the shelter beg...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Coming Soon: Spring Water Safety Programs & More Activities with COVID-Safety Protocols

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Lifeguard training and swimming lessons top the list of recreation programs to be offered by the City beginning in February and March. These programs in drowning prevention are very important to the health of our community and are permissible under curren...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: January 19, 2021

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

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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.

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Sonoma County Partners with Safeway for Vaccination Clinics

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Sonoma County has partnered with Safeway to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to County health workers and, eventually, the broader public.

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Sonoma County’s Regional Stay-Home Order Extended

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 State public health officials have extended a Stay-Home Order for the 11-county Bay Area region, including Sonoma County, due to rising cases of COVID-19, increasing hospitalizations and, specifically, low ICU capacity rates for the larger Bay A...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

A Standing Ovation For Parks Crew Supervisor Dean Hamlin

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As we close out the tumultuous year of 2020, please join us in a standing ovation for Parks Crew Supervisor Dean Hamlin, who could always be counted on to bring order and calm to our parks and throughout our city. Dean, who literally knows Santa Rosa’s 70...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: December 23, 2020

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

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On December 30, The State of California will open the application period for its announced allocation of $500 million for COVID-19 Relief Grant for Small Businesses, with grants of up to $25,000 to be distributed to underserved micro and small businesses....

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Colgan Creek Park Survey

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Take the Colgan Creek Play Structure Design Survey!

The City of Santa Rosa Parks team is seeking community input on the preferred play structure design options for Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Survey is open until January 17, 2021. 

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Pfizer COVID vaccine arrives in Sonoma County

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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.

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Joint Statement of the Bay Area Health Officers

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COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed following federal, state framework.

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Downtown Santa Rosa Parking Fee Waivers Extended

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Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa will extend most parking fee waivers and reductions beyond December 31, 2020. The decision, authorized by the City Council at its Tuesday, December 15 meeting, extends parking fee reductions that have been in place ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

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

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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.

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

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

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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

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

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

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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.

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Governor Newsom Announces New Regional Stay-At-Home Order

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Governor Gavin Newsom announced today, Thursday, December 3rd, 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. This Regional Stay at Home Order establishes fiv...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

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

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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.

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

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

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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.

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

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

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In coordination with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, the Sonoma County Fire Chiefs Association and Sonoma County Fire Prevention Officers Association today released guidelines for outdoor dining structures for meeting fire protection requ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program Completed, Community Invited to Provide Input at Dec. 7 Meeting

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Update (11.19.20)

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. Established in May as a temporary me...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

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

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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.

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Thank You for the Honor: Howarth Park “Best Place to Take Kids!”

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Thank you, thank you for once again choosing Santa Rosa’s Howarth Park as the “Best Place to Take Kids” in Sonoma County for the Press Democrat’s 2020 Readers' Choice Awards! This honor means so much becaus...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: November 10, 2020

City to Restore Homeless Shelter Bed Capacity to Pre COVID-19 Levels

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UPDATE (11/10/20)

Crews are making good progress in constructing an emergency shelter structure at Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). The project will restore bed capacity at the City-owned homeless shelter to pre-COVID-19 levels while maintainin...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Sonoma County Joins 8 Bay Area Counties with Recommendations for Safer Holidays

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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.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

City Completes Rebuild of Coffey Neighborhood Park and Reopens Park to Residents

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A three-year, community-wide effort led by the City of Santa Rosa to rebuild Coffey Neighborhood Park culminated today with the reopening of the park to Coffey Park residents and release of a video that celebrates the park’s rebuilding journey. W...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: October 28, 2020

CARES Emergency Rental Assistance

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved CARES funding for short-term emergency rental assistance for low-income tenants and landlords. This funding could help approximately 930 Sonoma County households, depending on the amount of assistance needed...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

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

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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.

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

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

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SANTA ROSA – The County of Sonoma is doubling the number of pop-up test sites available to the public beginning Tuesday, Oct. 20 and is encouraging residents, particularly those disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus, to be tested regard...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Celebrate Halloween Safely with Rec & Parks

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Sonoma County Public Health Officer has issued COVID-19 Halloween guidelines that align with State Guidance to help us celebrate safely this year. Traditional door to door trick-or-treating is discouraged, so Recreation & Parks has planned some fun (a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

County of Sonoma Provides Guidance for Safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Activities

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With Halloween and Dia de los Muertos quickly approaching, residents reminded to plan ahead and celebrate safely by avoiding gatherings

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

City Playgrounds Open, Play It Safe – Follow Precautions!

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City Playgrounds Open, Children and Adults Must Follow COVID-19 Precautions

Following September 28, 2020 guidance from the California Department of Public Health, the City of Santa Rosa has reopened all City playgrounds with requirements and precautions to...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Health Order Amendment

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Sonoma County’s Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, today (9/23) issued an amended health order to align the existing local health order with the state's revised framework for reopening. The amendment to the Stay Well Sonoma County Health...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Nail Services and Physician-Ordered Electrolysis Allowed to Reopen Indoors

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Yesterday (9/22), nail services and physician-ordered electrolysis in Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, may open for business indoors with certain modifications.

Individuals operating or working at a nail or beauty salon, or offer pers...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Update on Efforts to Address Encampment at Fremont Park

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Update 9/03/20

This week, the City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) led an operation to address the encampment in Fremont Park (also known as Cancer Survivors Park). Over the past several weeks, HEAP had been monitoring conditions ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Barber Shops, Hair Salons and Malls Allowed to Reopen in Sonoma County

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As of Monday, August 31, barber shops, hair salons and malls in Sonoma County will be allowed to resume indoor operations with modifications. This is in response to the revised health orders issued by Governor Newson last Friday (August 28), and replaces ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Blue Green Algae Blooms Observed at Lake Ralphine

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UPDATE: 8.14.20

Boat Rentals Closed and Boating Classes Canceled - 8/15 & 8/16

Blue Green Algae blooms were spotted in the waters near the boat dock at Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park on Friday, 8/14. As a precaution, boat rentals and boating classes at L...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: August 12, 2020

City Council Passes Local Urgency Ordinance

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At the August 8, 2020 Santa Rosa City Council meeting, the Council approved an urgency ordinance authorizing administrative enforcement of the public health orders in Santa Rosa. The ordinance mirrors Sonoma County’s recently passed enforcement ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

School of Rec: Distance Learning Camp & Care

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No matter what school your child attends or their virtual classroom schedule, the School of Rec - Distance Learning Camp & Care is here to help you support your child during the COVID-19 distance learning challenge! This program provides a learning en...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Stay Safe Santa Rosa

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The tail end of a summer unlike any other is upon us and the joys of autumn are coming soon. As you enjoy these last warm days and prepare for fall, please make health and safety your top priority. From dining outdoors to being active in our City parks, t...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Serving Santa Rosa During COVID-19

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Even though most City of Santa Rosa facilities may be closed to the public, WATCH this short video and find out how City staff are working around the clock to maintain essential City services and identify new ways to provide services that protect your hea...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food & Fund Drive

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It’s back! WATCH THIS VIDEO and help us feed our community and make a donation to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive. Now through July 22, the City of Santa Rosa is teaming up with Redwood Empire Food Bank to help feed our neighbors in o...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Most City of Santa Rosa Public Counters Closed Thru August 2nd

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The City of Santa Rosa is closing most of its public counters beginning Wednesday, July 15 through at least August 2 to help curb a resurgence of coronavirus infections occurring in Sonoma County and statewide. The move follows direction from the Californ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Additional Business Restrictions Implemented by State

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As of July 13, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has ordered new restrictions on bars, restaurants, and other indoor business operations statewide to slow the recent rapid spread of COVID-19 across California. The State has also implemente...

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Posted on: July 12, 2020

New Business Restrictions Beginning Tomorrow

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The California Department of Public Health has ordered new restrictions on bars, restaurants and other indoor business operations in Sonoma County as part of statewide actions to slow the increased spread of the coronavirus.

The restrictions will take effe...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Virtual Food Drive and Donation Station

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Following a successful food drive in April, the City of Santa Rosa is once again teaming up with the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) to host another food donation drive—online and in-person—in response to growing hunger needs amid the ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Update on City Actions to Resolve Encampments

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Homelessness Services Update

UPDATE - 7.2.20

The City is continuing to monitor encampments in Santa Rosa’s Downtown area following last week’s efforts to address encampments at the 101 underpasses and College Avenue and will focus next o...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Santa Rosa Launches Unique Online Marketplace

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Santa Rosa, CA – Can social distancing bring the community closer together? That’s the question, and opportunity, presented by a new website recently launched by the City of Santa Rosa.

The site, InsideOutThere.com, is a place to stay c...

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Posted on: June 20, 2020

NEW Expanded Sidewalk and Parklet Seating Programs for Santa Rosa Restaurants

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Update: 6.25.20

To create more outdoor space and support downtown businesses during the public health emergency, the City will temporarily close a 3-block area of 4th Street in downtown starting July 10, 2020. The team (a collaboration between the City, Sa...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Changes to Nixle Communication Service

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We’ve had many recent questions about the City’s use of Nixle communications service. We want to confirm that Nixle is still working.

A few weeks ago the vendor did experience a temporary system-wide issue with their platform that cause...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

New Shelter-in-Place Health Order Aligns County With State

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Today, June 18, Dr. Sundari Mase issued a new Health Order allowing more business operations and activities in the County, including the City of Santa Rosa. The new Health Order, effective tomorrow (Friday), June 19 at 12:01 a.m., aligns the County with t...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Health Order Issued 6/5 Expands Access to Recreation & Parks

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On Friday, June 5th, the Sonoma County Health Officer issued a new Health Order that eases some public health restrictions on outdoor recreational activities. Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is excited to open recreational opportunities for our communit...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro on his Commitment to the Santa Rosa Community

A Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro

I want to start by saying that it has been a busy, trying, and emotional week for all of Santa Rosa. As we head into this weekend, I want to provide you with an update on some of the actions I have taken as your Chief of Police in an effort to move forwar...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

More Business Operations and Community Activities Allowed with Mitigation

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Good news from the Sonoma County Health Officer! Today, June 5, Dr. Sundari Mase issued a new Health Order allowing more business operations and activities in the County, including the City of Santa Rosa. The new Health Order, effective tomorrow (Saturday...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

SRPD Resumes Regular Usage of Nixle

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*UPDATE - 6/4/20*

SRPD Resumes Regular Usage of Nixle

After several successful sent messages and confirmation from the vendor, as of June 3rd, the previously reported technical issues with Nixle have been resolved and the Santa Rosa Police Department will ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Announces Modified Summer Camps to Meet COVID-19 Precautions

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SUMMER DAZE DAY CAMP & CARE Eight weekly sessions: June 15 – August 20Mon – Thu, 8:30am-5:00pm$190 Santa Rosa Residents | $200 Non-Residents Two Locations: Howarth Park (630 Summerfield Rd) & Steele L...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Chief Update (6.3.20)

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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go out and speak to organizers before the grief vigil and assembled march that began in Roseland. It is important to me to connect to these local leaders and those assembled to let them know I hear their concerns and em...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Curbside Pickup

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The City wants to help downtown businesses in these challenging times.

To promote fast and easy curbside pickup for customers, short term parking spaces may be designated. If your business is offering retail or restaurant pickup in Downtown Santa Rosa or R...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Parks Access Expanded in Amended Parks Order

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On Tuesday, June 2, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued an amendment to the Parks Order further easing restrictions on Sonoma Coast parks and trails. The amended Parks Order goes into effect today, June 3, 2020.

The amended Parks Order all...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Tuesday (6/2) Protest Updates and Incident Information

Santa Rosa Police Media Release

On June 2, 2020 at 5:00PM, numerous people began to gather in the parking lot, in the 700 block of Sebastopol Rd. The gathering was a vigil for Andy Lopez and to protest police brutality.  By 6:20PM, the group grew to approximately 700 people. &a...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

SRPD Updates: June 2, 2020

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The Santa Rosa Police Department is temporarily suspending the use of Nixle due to systemwide failures with the third party application. It has come to our attention that the app, Nixle, is misdelivering or not delivering important and timely information....

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Ray Navarro (6.2.20)

May 31 Police Chief Message News Flash

Let me begin by saying thank you to our community for your support of the Santa Rosa Police Department as we work to protect the rights of citizens to lawfully protest and keep our community safe from those who are intent on doing harm. The citywide curfe...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Monday (6/1) Protest Updates and Incident Information

Santa Rosa Police Media Release

On June 1, 2020 at 12:00PM, numerous people began to gather on Old Court House Square (OCHS) to protest police brutality.  Over several hours, the group grew to approximately 300 people and was mostly peaceful. At approximately 1:00PM, the group ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

A Message from the Mayor on This Evening’s Planned March (6.2.20)

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The past several days have been some of the more trying and hard times our community has faced. It is an emotional time for us, and many express this through march and protest against injustice and the status quo. Please know, that I see you, I hear you, ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mandatory Citywide Curfew To Begin June 1, 2020, At 8 P.M. in Santa Rosa

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City Manager Declares Local Emergency Following Incidents of Violence and Vandalism.

Santa Rosa, CA — Incidents of violence, looting, and vandalism occurred in the downtown Santa Rosa area the past two nights following daytime peaceful c...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm (5.31.20)

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[Español abajo] On behalf of the entire City Council, I wanted to reach out to our community. Santa Rosa has dealt with a number of challenging and tragic situations in the past few years. Adding to that is now the senseless tragedy in Minneapo...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Ray Navarro about the May 30th Protests in Santa Rosa (5.31.20)

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Yesterday, large crowds gathered in Santa Rosa to protest the tragic death of Mr. Floyd. There are safe spaces in Santa Rosa to protest, and I want to acknowledge the hundreds of individuals who utilized Old Courthouse Square and our City streets and side...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Important Message from SRPD: Planned Protest Tonight (May 31)

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[Español abajo]  SRPD is aware of a planned protest tonight, in the downtown area. We ask for a peaceful protest and will not tolerate criminal activity. We ask local businesses, residents and protestors to plan accordingly, or stay ho...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Congratulations, Class of 2020

Please WATCH this video, as the City of Santa Rosa congratulates all graduates this year, from pre-school to high school, college, and trade schools. We especially want to acknowledge all those graduates who are city employees and their family members too...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

SRPD’s Role in Enforcing the Health Officers Orders within Santa Rosa City Limits

Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro

While the Governor has set Statewide guidance and a phased approach to reopening, he also has made it abundantly clear that the local Health Officer is empowered to establish their own thresholds and requirements. In Sonoma County, each law enforcement ag...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Amended to Expand List of Businesses Allowed to Operate

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Today (May 22), Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued a third amendment to the Shelter in Place Order to allow additional business activities, in alignment with the State of California’s Resilience Roadmap. Effective Saturday, May...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program Update

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Please WATCH this short video with Mayor Tom Schwedhelm to learn more about the Safe Social Distancing Program located in the parking lot of the Finley Community Center.

Para ver este video en español, visite: https://youtu.be/_O4H4rmeg...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

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Starting Monday, May 18, 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, wit...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Virtual Permitting Services

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The City of Santa Rosa is pleased to now offer online permit application services for ALL land-use planning and construction activities. The online service improvements will help protect the health of residents and city staff while keeping our community m...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Watch the Replay: Virtual Community Meeting

Safe Social Distancing Site at Finley Parking Lot

More than 460 residents tuned in to the virtual community meeting on Thursday evening, May 14th to learn more about the plans for the Safe Social Distancing Site for unsheltered individuals that will open next week in the parking lot of Finley Community C...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Amended Parks Order Allows for Some Expanded City Parks Access and Amenities

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Good news for lovers of recreation and parks! Santa Rosa residents may now enjoy basketball, bocce ball, tennis and pickleball, and non-motorized boating either solo or with other household members at some City parks close to their homes. Following the am...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Amended to Allow Further Business Reopening

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On Thursday, May 14, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued an amendment to the Shelter-in-Place Health Order allowing the reopening of additional businesses that provide service. The amended Health Order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Ma...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Some City Park Amenities to Reopen Following Amended Park Closure Order

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Santa Rosa has some delightful news to share! This afternoon, the Sonoma County Health Officer issued a revised Parks Closure Health Order that eases restrictions on parks usage effective Wednesday, May 13. This update means that the City will start plann...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Virtual Community Meeting: Implementation of Safe Social Distance Site in Finley Parking Lot

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The City will host a virtual community meeting addressing the implementation of the Safe Social Distancing Program for unsheltered individuals in the parking lot of Finley Community Center on Thursday, May 14 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. At this meetin...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Support Local Restaurants

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Please WATCH this message from Santa Rosa Mayor, Tom Schwedhelm, explaining how you can help support local restaurants during this public health crisis. Bon appetite!

Para ver este video en español, visite: https://youtu.be/d7bGabK7YxE

Visit SRCi...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Amended for Additional Business Allowances

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The Sonoma County Health Officer amended the Public Shelter-in-Place Health Order to reopen retail stores for curbside pickup and delivery, effective May 8, 2020.These businesses include but are not limited to:

  • bookstores
  • jewelry stores
  • toy stores
  • clothing st...
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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program for Unsheltered Individuals

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The City of Santa Rosa is preparing to open a City-owned parking lot for temporary use to provide safer social-distancing space for unsheltered individuals amid the coronavirus pandemic. A section of the parking lot at Finley Community Center located at 2...

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Posted on: May 3, 2020

A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

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An Important Message from Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

We are flattening the curve by sheltering in place.It’s up to all of us to do our part.

Please WATCH this message from Santa Rosa Mayor, Tom Schwedhelm, as he discusses Sonoma County Health...

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Posted on: May 3, 2020

Checklist for Essential Businesses

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The Sonoma County Health Officer’s modified Shelter in Place Health Order effective May 4, 2020 reduces Shelter-in-Place restrictions for a few industry areas including construction, landscaping services, nurseries, real estate, pool ma...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa – as a claimant in PG&E’s bankruptcy proceedings – will soon submit our ballot to the Bankruptcy Court in support of those elements of PG&E’s Plan of Reorganization that address the Ci...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

SRFD Forms New Pandemic Response Unit

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The Santa Rosa Fire Department announces the expansion of their services to include a new Pandemic Response Unit – an additional effort to minimize potential Department and community exposure to the coronavirus. The crew of the Pandemic Response...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

A Message from City Council Member Chris Rogers

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Now is the time to get involved and participate in Santa Rosa City Council meetings. Councilman Chris Rogers explains how you can participate while sheltering at home.

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Face Coverings Recommended

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Based on updated information from the CDC,the Sonoma County Health Officer now recommends that everyone who leaves home for an essential activity wear a face covering to the extent possible, such as a scarf, bandana, or similar garment while outside their...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

A Message from the Police Chief (3.30.20)

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Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro

SRPD employees have tested positive for the coronavirus

Chief Rainer Navarro provides an update about the Santa Rosa Police Department, including news that after testing a total of 107 employees: 92 employees tested ne...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

A Message from the Police Chief (3.27.20)

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Update from Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro

Re: Two additional SRPD employees who have tested positive for COVID-19

Today, the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) received confirmation that two more police officers have tested positive for COVID-19, ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Permitting and Inspections Essential Services

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The City of Santa Rosa has temporarily limited its operations to provide essential services ONLY to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in our community. This means the City of Santa Rosa has reduced staffing during the pandemic and is focused on provid...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Question of the Day (3.26.20)

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How can I stay active if the parks are closed?

Santa Rosa’s parks and open spaces are popular destinations and because of this, social distancing in our parks is difficult to achieve. This is why the Sonoma County Public Health Officer has ordere...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Support for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Homeless Services and COVID-19

The City of Santa Rosa is working to support individuals experiencing homelessness and is closely following interim guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as it works to protect this vulnerable population and the community at large fro...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order in Effect

News Flash: Statewide Shelter in Place

On March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newson issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. This order follows the Sonom...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order In Effect for COVID-19

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The Sonoma County Public Health Officer issued a Health Order, effective 12:00 a.m. on March 18, 2020, that directs all individuals living in the County to shelter at their place of residence, with the exception that they may leave for essential services,...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Information About 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

The City of Santa Rosa is in close coordination with the County of Sonoma who is monitoring and coordinating with the State of California regarding novel coronavirus. The novel coronavirus, whic...

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