• May 1, 2020 1:58 PM

Why is there no end date in this Order?

Why is there no end date in this Order?

Why is there no end date in this Order? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

This Order aligns with the Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order, which also does not have an end date at this time.  It provides flexibility to modify the Order (loosen or restrict) as conditions require.  Modifications to this Order will be based upon the Governor’s stated science-based indicators of when it will be safe to lift the shelter-in-place restrictions and Sonoma County specific developments. Those indicators are:

  • The ability to monitor and protect our communities through aggressive testing, contact tracing, isolating, and supporting those who are positive or exposed;
  • The ability to prevent infection in people who are at risk for more severe COVID-19;
  • The ability to reduce infection spread so that it is decreasing in the community;
  • The ability of the hospital and health systems to have sufficient bed and ICU capacity to handle surges;
  • The ability to develop therapeutics to meet the demand;
  • The ability to obtain sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospitals and health system to handle surges;
  • The ability for businesses, schools, and child care facilities to support physical distancing; and
  • The ability to determine when to reinstitute certain measures, such as the stay-at-home orders, if necessary.