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Celebrate the Day of the Dead

Celebrate the Day of the Dead 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information


How to celebrate the Day of the Dead in a safe way, with your loved ones in Sonoma County.

Sonoma County added to Federal Major Disaster Declaration for Glass Fire

Sonoma County added to Federal Major Disaster Declaration for Glass Fire 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

On Oct. 22, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that three additional counties – Napa, Shasta and Sonoma – had been added to the Major Disaster Declaration, initially approved by The White House on Oct 16, 2020, to bolster the state’s emergency response to wildfires across the state and support impacted residents.

Press Release: Two Food Benefit Programs Aid Residents and Workers Affected by Recent Wildfires

Press Release: Two Food Benefit Programs Aid Residents and Workers Affected by Recent Wildfires 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Sonoma County residents can get help with financial recovery from losses during the Glass Fire and Walbridge/Meyers LNU Complex wildfires by applying for two, time-limited, government programs that provide Disaster CalFresh food benefits to eligible individuals and households.

Guidance for enjoying a safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

Guidance for enjoying a safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

En español » Guidance for enjoying a safe Halloween & Dia de los Muertos Higher-risk activities that are not permitted under Sonoma County or state public health orders include: Carnivals, festivals, live audience entertainment, indoor haunted houses, indoor gatherings, events or parties with non-household members. Higher-risk activities that are strongly discouraged to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 include: Door-to-door trick-or-treating. Business-to-business trick-or-treating. Trunk-or-treating where children go from car to car. Examples of Safe alternatives that are permitted and encouraged, within specific guidelines, include: Halloween Visits to seasonal outdoor venues such as pumpkin patches. Online parties. Car parades or drive-in movie nights. Themed meals at outdoor restaurants. Outdoor, drive-through haunted houses. Outdoor gatherings if there are no more than 12 individuals, and no more than 3 households. Dia de los Muertos Preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors and delivering them in a way that does not involve contact with others. Playing music in your home that your deceased loved ones enjoyed. Working with members of your household to decorate your home with images and objects to honor your deceased loved ones. Making and decorating crafts or making an altar for the deceased. Setting out pillows and blankets in your…

Press Release: Sonoma County adopts enhanced program to reduce COVID-19 transmission by supporting those most impacted

Press Release: Sonoma County adopts enhanced program to reduce COVID-19 transmission by supporting those most impacted 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today unanimously endorsed a suite of actions to support those most negatively impacted by the spread of coronavirus including those in low-income, essential worker and Latinx communities.

More Personal Care Services Now Allowed to Operate Indoors with Modifications

More Personal Care Services Now Allowed to Operate Indoors with Modifications 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The California Department of Public Health updated their guidelines today, allowing more personal care services to resume indoor operations with modifications.

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. 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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Press Release: County expands testing opportunities for residents disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

Press Release: County expands testing opportunities for residents disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The County of Sonoma is doubling the number of pop-up test sites available to the public beginning Tuesday, Oct. 20 and is encouraging residents, particularly those disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus, to be tested regardless of whether they have symptoms or have been exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive.

Press Release: Sonoma County continues increased COVID-19 testing with new community testing site in Windsor

Press Release: Sonoma County continues increased COVID-19 testing with new community testing site in Windsor 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

A new COVID-19 testing site will open in Windsor on Monday October 19, 2020, moving from Petaluma after nearly six months serving the south county area.

Amendment No. 1 to Health Order No. C19-02

Amendment No. 1 to Health Order No. C19-02 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

At this stage of the pandemic, scientific evidence and best practices suggest that visitation can occur without significant increased risk of COVID-19 transmission as long as safety guidelines are strictly followed, and the risk of poor health outcomes as a result of social isolation outweighs the risk of COVID-19 transmission.