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Health Order Amendment issued to align existing order with State’s revised framework for reopening

Health Order Amendment issued to align existing order with State’s revised framework for reopening 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

On September 23, Sonoma County’s Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, issued an amended health order to align the existing local health order with the state’s revised framework for reopening.

Press Release: County Health Officer to hold Online Community Briefings

Press Release: County Health Officer to hold Online Community Briefings 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Sonoma County Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, will provide an online community briefing regarding COVID-19 in Sonoma County on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Sonoma County aligns COVID-19 data with State

Sonoma County aligns COVID-19 data with State 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Based on information released from the State, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services today will be changing the methodology it uses to tabulate the number of COVID-19 tests conducted as well as the County’s testing positivity rate. Once implemented, these changes will result in the posting of new data on the County’s COVID-19 dashboard. The new methodology, which will be applied retroactively, will show an overall increase in testing volume as well an associated decrease in Sonoma County’s testing positivity rate.

COVID-19 Presentation September 4 at 3:30 PM

COVID-19 Presentation September 4 at 3:30 PM 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Sonoma County Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, will provide a special presentation on COVID-19 on September 4 at 3:30 p.m. This update will be broadcast live on Facebook with a simultaneous broadcast in Spanish on the County of Sonoma YouTube channel.

View Dr. Mase’s presentation (PDF) »

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.

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.