• May 1, 2020 2:26 PM

May short-term rentals (rentals less than 30 days) and hotels operate not for tourism?

May short-term rentals (rentals less than 30 days) and hotels operate not for tourism?

May short-term rentals (rentals less than 30 days) and hotels operate not for tourism? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Yes, but ONLY for the following limited purposes:(1) lodging to protect the County homeless population, (2) lodging for County residents who have been displaced and cannot return to their residence because there is a person residing at their residence that must isolate or quarantine or is at a high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, (3) lodging for County residents who need to isolate or quarantine, and (4) housing support for Healthcare Operations, Essential Infrastructure, Essential Businesses, and Essential Governmental Functions (i.e. housing traveling nurses or government contractors).

As a vacation destination, Sonoma County is especially at risk for an influx of visitors seeking temporary relief from shelter in place orders.  Individuals are not allowed to travel for vacation purposes under any of the Bay Area shelter in place orders.  And hotels, motels, and individuals offering homes and units on such platforms as AirBnB and VRBO in Sonoma County are prohibited from providing lodging for tourism.