• March 31, 2020 6:16 PM

What activities are considered essential?

What activities are considered essential?

What activities are considered essential? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The following is a list of activities that are considered essential:

  • To engage in activities or perform tasks important to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets). For example, obtaining medical supplies or medication, or visiting a health care professional.
  • To obtain necessary services or supplies for themselves and their family, household members, and pets, or to deliver those services or supplies to others. For example, obtaining canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet food and supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products, and products necessary to maintain the habitability, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.
  • To engage in outdoor recreation activity. For example, walking, hiking, bicycling, fishing, and running, in compliance with Social Distancing and Hygiene Requirements and with the following limitations:
    1. Outdoor recreational activity at “Parks” must comply with the May 12, 2020 Order of the Health Officer No. C19-11.  Parks means an area of land, beach or water open to the public for recreation, including but not limited to walking, hiking, biking, relaxing, boating, fishing, and playing, regardless of ownership.
  1. “High touch” equipment or facilities that encourage gatherings, such as playgrounds, pools, picnic areas, dog parks, drinking fountains, and barbecue areas must remain closed.
  2. Shared facilities such as tennis, bocce and pickle ball courts, water sports, sports fields, climbing walls, shooting and archery ranches, disc golf, basketball courts, and boat launches are closed unless, on a Park by Park basis, the Park owner determines that the particular facility can safely be operated consistent with social distancing and hygiene requirements of this Order. If any such facilities are opened, they may only be used by individuals alone or in a group comprised solely of individuals from the same household.
  3. Bodega Bay coastal boat launch ramps are open for the purpose of fishing for food production.
  4. To avoid overcrowding, Coastal Zone Parks remain closed to vehicular access for the time being. To the degree that Coastal Zone Parks are accessible by bike or on foot, they are subject to the same use and equipment restrictions noted below regarding Russian River Parks.
  5. Russian River Parks are open to vehicular access.
  6. Russian River and Coastal Zone Parks that are open are open only for hiking, biking, swimming, boating and fishing. Sunbathing, picnicking and barbecuing are not allowed. Umbrellas, shade structures, tents, barbeques and grills, coolers, and beach chairs are also not allowed.
  7. Golf courses and golf driving ranges shall be subject to maximum compliance with Social Distancing and Hygiene Requirements set forth in this Order and the Golf Site Requirements in Appendix C.
  • To perform work providing essential products and services at an Essential Business or to otherwise carry out activities specifically permitted in this Order, including Minimum Basic Operations.
  • To provide necessary care for a family member or pet in another household who has no other source of care.
  • To attend a funeral with no more than 10 individuals present.
  • To move residences, but only if it is not possible to defer an already planned move, if the move is necessitated by safety, sanitation, or habitability reasons, or if the move is necessary to preserve access to shelter. When moving into or out of the Bay Area region, individuals are strongly urged to quarantine for 14 days.  To quarantine, individuals should follow the guidance of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.