Active Alerts, Warnings & Updates

Amendment No. 2 to Health Order No. C19-09: Essential Businesses

Amendment No. 2 to Health Order No. C19-09: Essential Businesses 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

In accordance with Governor Newsom’s announcements this week, the Sonoma County Health Officer amended the Shelter-in-Place order to allow additional businesses to reopen, effective 12:01 AM on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Order of the Health Officer C19-11: Amended Parks Closure Order

Order of the Health Officer C19-11: Amended Parks Closure Order 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Amended Parks Closure Order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, allowing limited socially distanced access to some parks for outdoor recreational activities.

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.

Amendment to Health Order No. C19-09: Shelter in Place

Amendment to Health Order No. C19-09: Shelter in Place 120 120 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Until today, the Governor’s Executive Orders imposed a shelter in place requirement based on the State’s determination of essential and non-essential services. While this approach was effective in reducing virus transmission, Sonoma County requested consideration of an approach based on a risk assessment model.

Expanded Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Now Available

Expanded Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Now Available 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

County officials have announced that drive-through the testing site operated by the Department of Health Services (DHS) Disease Control Unit will now be expanded to include five groups of high risk and vulnerable individuals.

Order of the Health Officer C19-10: Amended Parks Closure Order

Order of the Health Officer C19-10: Amended Parks Closure Order 120 120 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The purpose of the following loosening of restrictions on Park use is intended to allow residents to access Parks near where they live, without resulting in the crowding and virus transmission risks that led to the previous Parks closure. With that as context, walking, jogging, hiking or bicycling in Parks and on trails is permitted, under limitations. The Bodega Bay boat launches will open for recreational fishing to gather fish as a food source beginning May 8.

Sonoma County Increases COVID-19 Testing with Two New Community Testing Sites

Sonoma County Increases COVID-19 Testing with Two New Community Testing Sites 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community coronavirus (COVID-19) testing sites across the State, Sonoma County will launch two new testing sites in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, that will be open to all residents regardless of whether they have coronavirus symptoms or not.

Virtual Town Halls Tuesday May 5, 2020

Virtual Town Halls Tuesday May 5, 2020 120 120 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Tune in to the NorCal Public Media English Language Virtual Town Hall and the KBBF 89.1 FM Spanish Language Virtual Town Hall

Order of the Health Officer C19-09: Shelter-in-Place Extended

Order of the Health Officer C19-09: Shelter-in-Place Extended 120 120 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The Sonoma County Health Officer has extended the Health Order for people to shelter-in-place safely in their homes beyond May 3, 2020.

Emergency Operations Center Response

Emergency Operations Center Response 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information


During declared emergencies, the majority of emergency response work is done out of the County’s Emergency Operations Center, or the EOC, where we are today.