• Coronavirus
For Immediate Release

Board of Supervisors to observe social distancing for the March 17, 2020 meeting, public encouraged to view remotely 

Santa Rosa, CA  –  March 15, 2020 at 4:30 PM  –  En Espanol

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, in an effort to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county, is strongly encouraging members of the public who wish to participate in the March 17, 2020 meeting to watch it using the live-streaming service and submit public comments via email prior to the meeting.

Seating in the Board Chambers during the March 17, 2020 meeting will be limited because the Board will be observing the recommended social distancing guidelines of 6-foot spacing between individuals.

“Implementing these strategies that create social distance and reduce the close contact of people not regularly together, including limiting gatherings, has proven effective in prior pandemics at delaying rates of transmission and reducing illness from communicable disease,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Susan Gorin.

The social distancing guidelines are safeguards recommended by the Sonoma County Public Health Officer and the California Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  

The Board of Supervisors meeting can be viewed live

To submit comments prior to the meeting, please state the agenda item number in the subject of the email. Comments can be sent to BOS@sonoma-county.org.

Two Board items scheduled for the March 17, 2020 have been continued. The Board item #11 “ORD16-0001 Winery Events Local Area Guidelines and Ordinance Update” will be continued to May 19, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. The Board item #16 “General Plan Update Scoping Work Plan” will also be continued to a later date.

For the latest information about the coronavirus in Sonoma County and advice from health experts on prevention and care, call 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211 or visit www.socoemergency.org. Updates and videos are also on the County of Sonoma Facebook page and twitter feed @countyofsonoma.


Contact Information

County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235