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Bay Area Health Officers urge public to take precautions as COVID levels rise

Bay Area Health Officers urge public to take precautions as COVID levels rise 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Twelve Bay Area health officers are stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, including continued masking indoors, as the region experiences a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has California’s highest COVID infection rates. The current wave is fueled by highly contagious Omicron subvariants. Bay Area counties are seeing increases in reported cases, levels of virus in sewer sheds, and hospitalizations. Actual case rates are higher than those reported because of widespread use of home tests. Read more »

Twelve Bay Area Health Officers to Lift Most Indoor Mask Mandates on February 16

Twelve Bay Area Health Officers to Lift Most Indoor Mask Mandates on February 16 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Masks still strongly recommended; vaccines and boosters urged to further strengthen defenses In alignment with the State, the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley will lift universal mask requirements for most indoor public settings beginning Wednesday, February 16. Unvaccinated individuals over age 2 will continue to be required to wear masks in all indoor public settings. Businesses, venue operators and hosts may determine their own paths forward to protect staff and patrons and may choose to require all patrons to wear masks. Read more »

Sonoma County to let restrictions on large gatherings expire on February 10

Sonoma County to let restrictions on large gatherings expire on February 10 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations declining, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase made clear today that a health order temporarily restricting the size of large gatherings will expire as scheduled at 11:59 p.m. on February 10. Read more »

Sonoma County clarifies health order to allow 50 spectators at indoor events

Sonoma County clarifies health order to allow 50 spectators at indoor events 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Limits indoor public events to 50 people.

Sonoma County Health Officer issues appeal for residents to voluntarily stay home; restricts large gatherings

Sonoma County Health Officer issues appeal for residents to voluntarily stay home; restricts large gatherings 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Due to the rapid rise of COVID cases surging through the community, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase today issued an appeal to residents to stay home as much as possible for the next 30 days and limit interactions with those outside of their immediate household. Read more »

Sonoma County rescinds face mask exemption for fully vaccinated groups

Sonoma County rescinds face mask exemption for fully vaccinated groups 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Sonoma County today joined four other Bay Area counties in rescinding exemptions to local public health orders that allowed stable groups of fully vaccinated people to remove their masks indoors in some workplaces, gyms, churches and other public settings. Read more »

Sonoma County issues COVID-19 guidance for New Year’s gatherings

Sonoma County issues COVID-19 guidance for New Year’s gatherings 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

People planning to travel and attend gatherings on the New Year’s Eve holiday should take steps to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase, said today. Read more »

Sonoma County and Bay Area health officers urge boosters to protect against Omicron variant

Sonoma County and Bay Area health officers urge boosters to protect against Omicron variant 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Public health agencies across the Bay Area on Friday urged everyone eligible to get vaccinated and, if eligible, get a booster shot right away to protect against the rapidly spreading Omicron variant. Read more »

Sonoma County opens COVID-19 boosters broadly to adults to avoid winter surge

Sonoma County opens COVID-19 boosters broadly to adults to avoid winter surge 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Sonoma County is opening-up COVID-19 boosters to all adults 18 years and older, provided they qualify based on the timing of their last dose of the vaccine. Read more

Sonoma County issues COVID-19 guidance for holiday gatherings, travel

Sonoma County issues COVID-19 guidance for holiday gatherings, travel 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

People planning to travel and attend gatherings over the upcoming holidays should take steps now to protect themselves from COVID-19 and ensure they have proper documents required by some destinations, airlines and events to prove their vaccination or testing status. Read more