Published: July 23, 2021
Let’s all do our part
As of July
21 Sonoma County’s daily transmission rate of COVID-19 is 9 new infections per
100,000 people and 48 COVID patients were being treated at area hospitals.
These numbers represent the biggest local surge of the pandemic since March of
this year. Nine COVID-related deaths were reported in July compared to just one
death recorded in the month of May.
numbers are cause for serious concern, and should demand all of our attention. Under
the previous State guidance, our case rate would signal widespread
transmission, placing Sonoma County in the purple, most restrictive tier. While
we are no longer subject to the State’s tiered system, the steady rise
in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths warrant serious precautions
to protect one another, avoid overwhelming our healthcare system and refrain
from necessitating more restrictive public health measures.
With the arrival
of the highly contagious Delta variant, COVID-19 is spreading among younger
unvaccinated residents. Health officials urge all community members to get the
vaccine if they have not done so already. I urge everyone to do this. I ask you
to pass the word to your family, friends and co-workers. This is the most
powerful tool we have to protect against COVID-19 severe illness and death.
officials throughout the Bay Area also recommend that all residents wear masks
in all public places. This is an added protection for vaccinated and
unvaccinated individuals, including children under 12 who are not yet eligible
and be aware. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, get tested and avoid
putting others at risk.
for your help. Through our collective efforts, we were able to overcome some of
the most devastating periods of this pandemic. Overcoming this current surge
requires us all to, once again, do our part.
more information on the vaccine, click here.
find out how to get a COVID-19 test, click here.