Sonoma County, in collaboration with the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, unveiled new resources today to help private well owners ensure their water is safe to drink amid changes in local groundwater tables as a result of the drought.
Due to the rapid rise of COVID cases surging through the community, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase today issued an appeal to residents to stay home as much as possible for the next 30 days and limit interactions with those outside of their immediate household.
Officials with the County of Sonoma Department of Transportation and Public Works today provided an update to the Board of Supervisors regarding the county’s Pavement Preservation Program and Long Term Roads Plan, consistent with the Resilient Infrastructure pillar of the county’s Five-Year Strategic Plan to make critical investments in the county road network.
The County of Sonoma is issuing a cold weather warning in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of possible freezing overnight temperatures on Friday, Dec. 31 through Monday, Jan. 3. Temperatures are expected to drop to the upper 20s and 30s for most areas. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors, as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged cold weather exposure.
People planning to travel and attend gatherings on the New Year’s Eve holiday should take steps to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase, said today.
Sonoma County today joined four other Bay Area counties in rescinding exemptions to local public health orders that allowed stable groups of fully vaccinated people to remove their masks indoors in some workplaces, gyms, churches and other public settings.
Employers should immediately require all workers to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, if eligible for one, or get tested at least twice weekly for COVID under new guidelines issued today by Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase.
Medi-Cal has launched its reform effort, a new program called California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal, or CalAIM, which will begin impacting local programs on Jan. 1. A goal of the new program is to make the type of care management and services provided in the current Whole Person Care Pilot Program available statewide, for all eligible Medi-Cal members.
As COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations increase, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase today issued a health order for all schools in Sonoma County to require employees to provide satisfactory evidence that, when eligible, they have received a booster for COVID-19 or begin testing at least twice weekly.
In advance of an anticipated winter surge, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase today issued a health order calling for all employers of fire, law enforcement, emergency medical service workers, pharmacies, dental offices and operators of temporary disaster shelters in Sonoma County to require personnel to get tested at least twice weekly for COVID-19 or produce satisfactory evidence that they have received a booster for COVID-19 (if eligible).
Sonoma County has completed its sale of the 71-acre Chanate campus to Eddie Haddad of Chanate Development Group, a newly formed LLC, for $15.05 million. Escrow on the site, which is centered around the former Community Hospital, closed today, concluding a long-standing goal for the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters announced today that the County has met the federal criteria to become a bilingual county for purposes of elections. For future elections, all ballots, voter information guides, and voter communications will be required to be in both English and Spanish.
Public health agencies across the Bay Area on Friday urged everyone eligible to get vaccinated and, if eligible, get a booster shot right away to protect against the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.
The County of Sonoma is issuing a freeze warning in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction for freezing overnight lows expected through Sunday morning. Saturday morning is expected to be the coldest morning during the three-night event.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors this week began the process of approving the allocation of $96 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, grounding their decisions in community recommendations that resulted from engagement with the ARPA Equity Work Group, community town hall meetings, and focus groups.
Indoor masking requirements in Sonoma County, including its exemptions for indoor dining and some stable groups of fully vaccinated people, remain unchanged under a new statewide mask mandate from the California Department of Public Health.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to raise the county’s Living Wage to $16.75 an hour, its first increase since the landmark ordinance to combat poverty was adopted in 2015.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today appointed Ethan Brown, a nine-year veteran official of the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, to serve as interim Executive Director of the EDB beginning Dec. 28.
The County of Sonoma is issuing a freeze warning in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction for freezing overnight lows expected through Saturday morning at 8 a.m.
Sonoma County will immediately make 16- and 17-year-olds eligible for booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, aligning the county with new federal and state guidelines, the county Department of Health Services announced Friday.
The Sonoma County Department of Health Services today announced that it has received a three-year, $6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to increase resources and services for community health workers to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and combat health care inequities.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors awarded $2 million in funding this week to support five projects that will provide housing and other resources for people experiencing homelessness in Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Guerneville and Sebastopol.
The County of Sonoma Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures today presented to the Board of Supervisors the 2020 Sonoma County Crop Report, an annual accounting of local agricultural production intended for community use in developing and understanding economic activity, tourism, financing, and historical trends in local agricultural production.
One in four Sonoma County children ages 5 to 11 are now fully or partially vaccinated against COVID-19, an important milestone that means the county has achieved the first goal set by the Sonoma County Office of Education and county health officials for pediatric vaccinations.
Seneca Family of Agencies, a contractor providing family services for the County of Sonoma, is offering credit monitoring and identity protection services to 1,364 county clients whose personal data may have been exposed during a breach of the contractor’s network.
People planning to travel and attend gatherings over the Thanksgiving holiday should take steps to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase, said today. Plenty of testing opportunities are still available. Residents also should ensure they have proper documents required by some destinations, airlines and events to prove their vaccination or testing status.
Under the direction of the Board of Supervisors, Sonoma County will hold two additional public meetings related to the county redistricting process, prior to a final public hearing on Dec. 7.
Two local businesses – Easy Breezy Car Wash in Santa Rosa, and Oliver’s Market in Santa Rosa - have won awards for energy efficiency innovations and savings in a statewide challenge.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved the sale of the 71-acre county-owned Chanate Campus to Eddie Haddad of Resources Group for $15.05 million. Haddad submitted the highest responsive, responsible bid in response to the Nov. 9 call for oral bids.
Sonoma County is opening-up COVID-19 boosters to all adults 18 years and older, provided they qualify based on the timing of their last dose of the vaccine.
A new storage business, powered by solar panels and financed through Sonoma County’s Energy Independence Program, has opened in Sonoma Valley.
The County of Sonoma is entering into the final weeks of its redistricting process, which, upon completion, will determine geographic areas of Sonoma County supervisorial districts for the next 10 years.
Sonoma County received nine sealed bids for the 71-acre county-owned Chanate Campus, followed by a round of oral bids in an online auction.
Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase has expanded the scope of an Oct. 1 health order requiring workers at certain health care and congregate facilities to get vaccinated against influenza.
People planning to travel and attend gatherings over the upcoming holidays should take steps now to protect themselves from COVID-19 and ensure they have proper documents required by some destinations, airlines and events to prove their vaccination or testing status.
With federal and state regulators having now approved the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, Sonoma County is expected to begin vaccinating the roughly 37,000 children in this age range through primary care physicians, local pharmacies or county-sponsored school-based clinics beginning the week of Nov. 8.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is expected next week to approve the transfer of Parcel J (Paulin Meadow), a 10.42-acre property that is part of a collection of publicly owned parcels adjacent to the County of Sonoma-owned Chanate campus, from the county’s General Services Department to the Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space). The transfer will ensure the protection of the woodland area as open space in perpetuity.
Sonoma County residents who received any of the three COVID-19 vaccines are now eligible for a booster shot if they meet new criteria outlined Monday by the county Department of Health Services.
Brian Morris, the Assistant Public Defender for Marin County, has been selected to lead the Sonoma County Public Defender’s Office beginning in December.
Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase today amended a health order to allow certain stable groups of people, such as those in gyms, classes and offices, the option of lifting the mandate on wearing masks indoors if they verify that all members of the group are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
In tandem with the Sonoma County Office of Education and other community partners, Sonoma County health officials today unveiled plans to deliver free COVID-19 vaccinations to the roughly 37,000 children in the county between the ages of 5 and 11 as soon as the doses are approved by federal regulators.
The Board of Supervisors received an update today from the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space) on 19 vegetation management programs that are underway or completed as part of the county’s efforts to minimize wildfire risks.
Three electric vehicles will be handed over to Santa Rosa Junior College this week from the County of Sonoma to support SRJC’s respected Automotive Technology Program, a career technical education program that prepares students for future employment with dealerships, smog stations, repair facilities and other businesses.
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Families can confidently enjoy outdoor trick-or-treating on Halloween and outdoor Día De los Muertos celebrations this year, provided they take some simple precautions to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, Dr. Sundari Mase, Sonoma County’s public health officer, advised Thursday.
Reaching another major milestone in the battle against COVID-19, the campaign to protect Sonoma County residents from the virus delivered its 700,000th dose of vaccine this week.
As decisions to vaccinate and wear face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations, health officers for the nine Bay Area jurisdictions that require face coverings in most indoor public spaces today reached consensus on criteria to lift those health orders.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted to authorize the Sonoma County Community Development Commission to accept up to $13,787,577.78 of State Block Grant funds from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
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