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Amendment to Health Order No. 2 C19-08: Congregate Care/Living Facilities

Amendment to Health Order No. 2 C19-08: Congregate Care/Living Facilities 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

This Amendment becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on September 9, 2020, and continues in effect until Order C19-08 is rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer or by the State Public Health Officer.

Press Release: State initiating Phase 1 Household Hazardous Waste Sweeps

Press Release: State initiating Phase 1 Household Hazardous Waste Sweeps 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The California Department of Toxic Substance Control has initiated the Phase 1 Household Hazardous Waste Sweeps of properties with damaged or destroyed structures from the Meyers and Walbridge fires in Sonoma County.

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.

Press Release: FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center to open today in Sonoma County

Press Release: FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center to open today in Sonoma County 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Mobile Response Intake Center today at the offices of Sonoma County Office of Education 5430 Skylane Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. The intake center will be open daily (Monday through Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.

Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus Pandemic 120 120 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The County of Sonoma has declared a local emergency to respond to the COVID-19 virus in our community. The County is working closely with local, state and federal partners to protect public health and stop the spread of this virus. A Shelter-In-Place order was activated on March 18th and does not have an end date at this time which aligns with the Governor’s Order.

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Evacuation Orders Lifted

Evacuation Orders Lifted 120 120 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has lifted all evacuation orders and warnings related to the 2020 Walbridge/Meyers fires.

Press Release: Watershed Emergency Response Team to address Walbridge, Meyers fire damage

Press Release: Watershed Emergency Response Team to address Walbridge, Meyers fire damage 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The County of Sonoma has begun working with members of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Watershed Emergency Response Team to address public safety and health concerns caused by the Walbridge and Meyers fires in Sonoma County. Read more

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) »

Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Sonoma County

Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Sonoma County 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Sonoma County beginning Saturday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. through Monday, Sept. 7, at 9 p.m. A Fire Weather Watch also has been issued for the North Bay mountains for Monday evening at 10 p.m. through Wednesday at 9 a.m. The highest temperatures during this time are expected to occur during the early to mid-afternoon on Tuesday.