• March 31, 2020 6:02 PM

What does this new Order do? What has changed?

What does this new Order do? What has changed?

What does this new Order do? What has changed? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

This Order continues to require that most people stay home unless engaged in “essential activities” or “essential businesses”.  The updated Order expands “essential businesses and activities” and now:

  • Permits more construction and construction support services.
  • Permits faith based organizations to provide social services as provided for in Subsection 16.f.v. of the order, and allows counseling and host religious services through virtual streaming or similar technology.
  • Permits arborists, landscapers, gardeners, pool maintenance, and environmental site remediation services.
  • Permit gas stations and auto-supply, auto-repair and automotive dealerships to allow retail sales.
  • Permits bicycle shops for sales and repairs.
  • Permits nurseries for retail sales.
  • Permits Professional services, such as legal, notary, or accounting services, when necessary to assist in compliance with non-elective, legally required activities or in relation to death or incapacity.
  • Allows golf courses and driving ranges to operate, subject to the Golf Site Requirements, attached as Appendix C to the Order.
  • Clarifies that facial coverings are encouraged (but not required) for children in childcare facilities.
  • Requires that 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, irrespective of ownership.

All businesses operating in the County shall comply with local and state orders and guidance, including preparing, posting, and implementing a Social Distancing Protocol (https://socoemergency.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Appendix-A_05-01-2020extended.pdf) at all facilities operating in the County.

County Orders and Guidance are located here:

State Orders and Guidance are located here: