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Sonoma County to vaccinate those 70 and older starting Monday at county-supported clinics and Safeway pharmacies

Sonoma County to vaccinate those 70 and older starting Monday at county-supported clinics and Safeway pharmacies 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Sonoma County residents ages 70 and above will be able to get COVID-19 vaccines at designated County-supported clinics and Safeway pharmacies starting on Monday, county officials announced today. The opening of these clinics to this age group is part of an overall vaccine distribution timeline and strategy that supervisors and public health officials announced jointly at a news briefing Friday.

Sonoma County to be one of four counties in California to take part in pilot vaccination program with OptumServe

Sonoma County to be one of four counties in California to take part in pilot vaccination program with OptumServe 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Sonoma County has been selected to be one of four counties in the state to take part in a pilot vaccination program through OptumServe, the company known for operating COVID-19 testing sites throughout the state. Under the pilot program, OptumServe will begin administering vaccinations at a clinic to be set up at the Rohnert Park Community Center starting on Wednesday, January 27. The clinic will be targeted for Sonoma County residents ages 75 and above. Appointments are required and, at the outset, are being set up by invitation only through local senior citizen community groups. The clinic will handle up to 420 vaccinations a day. Read the full press release »

Sonoma County’s Regional Stay-Home Order lifted

Sonoma County’s Regional Stay-Home Order lifted 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The California Department of Public Health today lifted the Regional Stay-Home Order for the 11-county Bay Area region, including Sonoma County, effective immediately. However, many counties, including Sonoma County, will remain in the purple tier under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, meaning many restrictions will remain in place.

County vaccination rollout ramping up despite challenges

County vaccination rollout ramping up despite challenges 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

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 24,000 vaccinations have been administered in the County.

Sonoma County to lead outreach campaign concerning vaccines

Sonoma County to lead outreach campaign concerning vaccines 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is partnering with Santa Rosa-based Leap Solutions Group to launch a COVID-19 Vaccination Stakeholder Outreach campaign beginning this week to promote awareness and engagement about vaccination distribution within Sonoma County.

Sonoma County partners with Safeway for vaccination clinics

Sonoma County partners with Safeway for vaccination clinics 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

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

County of Sonoma increases COVID-19 testing opportunities

County of Sonoma increases COVID-19 testing opportunities 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

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

Sonoma County’s Regional Stay-Home Order extended

Sonoma County’s Regional Stay-Home Order extended 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

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 Area region. The restrictions will remain in place until the state’s four-week projections of the Bay Area’s total available ICU bed capacity is greater than or equal to 15 percent.

Press Release: Health officials assist Sonoma County jail in addressing increasing COVID-19 cases

Press Release: Health officials assist Sonoma County jail in addressing increasing COVID-19 cases 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Sonoma County public health officials are helping the Sheriff’s Office respond to an increase in COVID-19 cases at the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility. The County is working with the Sheriff’s Office to implement twice weekly testing for exposed employees and inmates and reviewing existing practices to identify areas for enhanced measures.

Press Release: Sonoma County opens two long-term supportive housing complexes

Press Release: Sonoma County opens two long-term supportive housing complexes 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Sonoma County has closed escrow on the purchase of the Sebastopol Inn, the second of two supportive housing complexes acquired by the County through funds made available by Gov. Gavin Newsom through Project Homekey. The complex will house formerly homeless individuals including those most at risk of infection from COVID-19.