Novel Coronavirus in Sonoma County

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides updated information on total coronavirus cases in the United States at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html.

Frequently Asked Questions

On March 2, 2020, Sonoma County declared a Local Emergency and a Local Public Health Emergency, and have mobilized staff throughout the County to assist in keeping our community safe from the spread of coronavirus. On March 17, 2020, the Health Officer issued a shelter in place order limiting all but essential business and government operations to mitigate the spread of the disease.

County Health officials are coordinating with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor local coronavirus cases. Officials are also working closely with local schools, health care providers, and other partners to share guidance and tools to keep people safe.

The County maintains official emergency information for the public at SoCoEmergency.org and is working with local jurisdictions to ensure consistent, accurate, messaging for the community. All information is available in both English and Spanish, and in numerous other languages using Google Translate.

HIPAA requires that we do not release patient information that could be used to identify a patient, including the location of a patient. Citation: 45 CFR 164.514. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a 1996 Federal law that restricts access to individuals’ private medical information.

California’s price gouging law prevents business from wrongfully profiteering on essential goods, supplies and services during an emergency. If you are the victim of price gouging due to the coronavirus, or if you have information regarding potential price gouging, you can file a complaint through the Sonoma County’s District Attorney’s office or by calling (707) 565-5317. Read the District Attorney’s statement on price gouging: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/DA/Press-Releases/Ravitch-Warns-Against-Price-Gouging-Coronavirus/.

Yes. Sonoma County has confirmed cases of coronavirus, including community spread. Please go to the “Coronavirus in Sonoma County” page on SoCoEmergency.org to find out the latest number of local cases. https://socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/novel-coronavirus-in-sonoma-county/

The County maintains official emergency information for the public at SoCoEmergency.org and is working with local jurisdictionsto ensure consistent, accurate, information and resources are available messaging for the community. All information is provided available in both English and Spanish, and in numerous other languages using Google Translate.

The county public health lab as well as other private labs are currently running tests to identify cases in the community.

There is currently community transmission of COVID-19 in Sonoma County. DHS continues to consult public health colleagues from the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for assistance. DHS will continue to work with them and other partners to respond to cases, to trace contacts, and to understand what is going on in our community. The County Emergency Operations Center is activated. Colleagues from across county government are helping with the response.

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