Coronavirus – Health Orders & Guidance

Order of the Health Officer -C19-18-Q: Updated Public Health Emergency Quarantine Order for COVID-19

Order of the Health Officer -C19-18-Q: Updated Public Health Emergency Quarantine Order for COVID-19 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The County’s Health Orders and Guidance are updated as needed based on changing State requirements and current local needs as determined by the County Health Officer. In order to see the most current orders that may supersede any previous order, please view local orders and guidance, and state orders. The public can see what’s open and what’s closed in Sonoma County to find more details on what businesses are currently open in Sonoma County. The California Blueprint for a Safer Economy provides information on the state’s criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.

Sonoma County reaffirms Regional Stay-Home Order

Sonoma County reaffirms Regional Stay-Home Order 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Although the 11-county Bay Area region Wednesday was placed under a mandatory Stay-Home Order that will take effect on December 17, 2020 Sonoma County health officials are reminding local residents and visitors that a Stay-Home order has been in effect here since December 12. 2020.

Joint Statement of the Bay Area Health Officers

Joint Statement of the Bay Area Health Officers 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

As Bay Area nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients receive the first, small batches of a rigorously tested vaccine, the region’s Health Officers see hope: we now have a critical tool to help fight this pandemic.

Sonoma County to adopt Stay Home Order that will go into effect at end of day Friday, December 11, 2020

Sonoma County to adopt Stay Home Order that will go into effect at end of day Friday, December 11, 2020 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Due to rising COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations, Sonoma County will join six other Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley in preemptively adopting the California Department of Public Health’s Stay-Home Order beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020.

Order of the Health Officer C19-17: Implementing The Terms Of The Regional Stay At Home Order

Order of the Health Officer C19-17: Implementing The Terms Of The Regional Stay At Home Order 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Summary.  To slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”), this Order of the Sonoma County Health Officer implements the restrictions on businesses and activities set forth in the December 3, 2020, Regional Stay at Home Order and the December 6, 2020 Supplement to Regional Stay at Home Order issued by the California Department of Public Health.

Press Release: Guidelines issued on temporary tents and canopies for outdoor dining and business operations

Press Release: Guidelines issued on temporary tents and canopies for outdoor dining and business operations 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Limited Stay At Home Order issued by California Department of Public Health

Limited Stay At Home Order issued by California Department of Public Health 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Guidance for enjoying a safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

Guidance for enjoying a safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

En español » Guidance for enjoying a safe Halloween & Dia de los Muertos Higher-risk activities that are not permitted under Sonoma County or state public health orders include: Carnivals, festivals, live audience entertainment, indoor haunted houses, indoor gatherings, events or parties with non-household members. Higher-risk activities that are strongly discouraged to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 include: Door-to-door trick-or-treating. Business-to-business trick-or-treating. Trunk-or-treating where children go from car to car. Examples of Safe alternatives that are permitted and encouraged, within specific guidelines, include: Halloween Visits to seasonal outdoor venues such as pumpkin patches. Online parties. Car parades or drive-in movie nights. Themed meals at outdoor restaurants. Outdoor, drive-through haunted houses. Outdoor gatherings if there are no more than 12 individuals, and no more than 3 households. Dia de los Muertos Preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors and delivering them in a way that does not involve contact with others. Playing music in your home that your deceased loved ones enjoyed. Working with members of your household to decorate your home with images and objects to honor your deceased loved ones. Making and decorating crafts or making an altar for the deceased. Setting out pillows and blankets in your…

More Personal Care Services Now Allowed to Operate Indoors with Modifications

More Personal Care Services Now Allowed to Operate Indoors with Modifications 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The California Department of Public Health updated their guidelines today, allowing more personal care services to resume indoor operations with modifications.

Amendment No. 1 to Health Order No. C19-02

Amendment No. 1 to Health Order No. C19-02 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

At this stage of the pandemic, scientific evidence and best practices suggest that visitation can occur without significant increased risk of COVID-19 transmission as long as safety guidelines are strictly followed, and the risk of poor health outcomes as a result of social isolation outweighs the risk of COVID-19 transmission.