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Update: COVID-19 NCS and ACS Partnerships

Update: COVID-19 NCS and ACS Partnerships 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Sonoma County is working with new partners to provide a non-congregate site (NCS) for unsheltered individuals at high-risk of serious complications if they contracted COVID-19, and an alternate care site (ACS) for individuals diagnosed with mild or moderate coronavirus and those awaiting test results and who have no place to isolate or quarantine safely and expand sheltering capacity as the number of cases in the County continue to rise.

Press Release: County expands antibody testing to include school personnel

Press Release: County expands antibody testing to include school personnel 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Beginning today, antibody testing will be available for Sonoma County residents who are employed in school settings currently or were employed during the 2019-20 academic year.

Press Release: State places restrictions on some businesses due to rising Sonoma County coronavirus cases

Press Release: State places restrictions on some businesses due to rising Sonoma County coronavirus cases 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The state 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 effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 13 and will remain in place until the state takes further action, which will be no earlier than Aug. 2.

Press Release: State places Sonoma County on monitoring list in response to rising coronavirus cases

Press Release: State places Sonoma County on monitoring list in response to rising coronavirus cases 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The state Department of Public Health notified the County of Sonoma today that if the region’s coronavirus data do not improve over the next 72 hours, the County will be subject to new restrictions as part of statewide actions designed to slow the spread of coronavirus. These restrictions would start as soon as Monday, July 13, 2020 and would be in place until the state takes further action, which would be no earlier than July 22, 2020.

Press Release: State Releases Guidance for some Counties to Move Stage Three

Press Release: State Releases Guidance for some Counties to Move Stage Three 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

On June 5, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released guidance for counties with variance, which includes Sonoma County, to go to Stage Three and allow further sectors to operate during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).This new guidance allows variance counties to move to Stage Three as soon as Friday June 12, 2020.

Antibody Testing

Antibody Testing 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

An antibody test looks for antibodies, which show if you’ve had a previous viral infection. The antibody test isn’t checking for the virus itself. Instead, it looks to see whether your immune system — your body’s defense against illness — has responded to the infection. Depending on when someone was infected and the timing of the test, the test may not find antibodies in someone with a current COVID-19 infection.

SoCo COVID-19 Check App

SoCo COVID-19 Check App 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The County of Sonoma Public Health developed the SoCo COVID-19 Check app, which allows businesses to verify that employees do not have Coronavirus symptoms before reporting to work. Learn more about the App or alternative reporting options.

SoCo Launch

SoCo Launch 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board has partnered with local business sectors and the Department Of Public Health to develop mitigation strategies to help reopen local businesses as quickly and safely as possible.

How to Get a Test

How to Get a Test 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Community-wide testing is a critical step toward re-opening the County and allows us to identify and increase our understanding of COVID-19 community spread.

Virtual Town Halls Tuesday May 19, 2020

Virtual Town Halls Tuesday May 19, 2020 120 120 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Tune in to the NorCal Public Media English Language Virtual Town Hall and the Spanish Language Virtual Town Hall on KBBF 89.1 FM.