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December 29, 2021 4:09 PM

Order of the Health Officer of the County of Sonoma Rescinding Amendment No. 1 to Order C19-25

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DATE OF ORDER: December 29, 2021

Please read this Order carefully.  Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.  (California Health and Safety Code § 120275, et seq.)

UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 101040, 101085, AND 120175, THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF SONOMA (“HEALTH OFFICER”) ORDERS:

  1. On October 21, 2021, the Health Officer issued an exemption to the face covering requirements contained in Order No. C19-25 for certain stable cohorts of fully vaccinated individuals, as defined. The exemption is set forth in Amendment No. 1 to Order C19-25.
  2. Since that time, Sonoma County, consistent with the nationwide trend, has experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases due to the emergence of a previously unknown variant known as the Omicron variant. The Omicron variant is more transmissible than the Delta variant, and some of the recent cases have been amongst fully-vaccinated persons in stable cohorts not wearing a face covering indoors pursuant to the exemption.
  3. In order to slow the transmission of the Omicron variant and protect the health and safety of the community, it is necessary to rescind the face covering exemption for stable cohorts.
  4. Amendment No. 1 to the Health Officer Order No. C19-25 is hereby rescinded effective at 12:01 a.m. on December 30, 2021.
  5. This Order shall promptly be: (1) made available at the County Administration Center at 575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95403; (2) posted on the County Public Health Department website (https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health/Public-Health/) and (https://socoemergency.org/); and (3) provided to any member of the public requesting a copy of this Order.

 

IT IS SO ORDERED:

Dr. Sundari R. Mase, MD MPH
Health Officer of the County of Sonoma