Published: October 23, 2020
On Tuesday, the
Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed a suite of actions to slow the spread
of coronavirus by providing direct support to those most negatively impacted.
The goal of these initiatives is to address coronavirus disparities while
reducing overall community spread and allowing the County to move out of the
most-restrictive purple tier within the governor’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
One of these
new strategies is to encourage residents, particularly those living in designated neighborhoods that are
disproportionately impacted by coronavirus, to be tested. Increasing the number
of cases that are discovered will help us decrease spread.
As the largest
employer in Sonoma County, we are encouraging all of our employees to set an
example to our community members and get tested regularly. Any Sonoma
County employee may get tested on County time. Employees who live in one of the
designated Healthy Living Index census tracks will also receive a gift card for
getting tested at their neighborhood testing site. You can find out if you live
within these census tracts by going to this map that is now available on SoCoEmergency.org. We encourage all
employees to visit their local health provider or one of our local testing
sites to get tested.
week, the County has doubled the number of pop-up testing opportunities that
are being offered, with assurance that those tested will receive results within
48 hours. Please call (707) 565-4667 for an appointment. Testing is also
available through OptumServe and Baseline at sites in Santa Rosa and Windsor.
You can find more details about
testing options here.
You can also
help keep you and your family safe by getting the seasonal flu shot. Register online for the November 3, 2020 walk-up
clinic at 2227 Capricorn Way, which is free to County employees.
Thank you for
all you do to keep our community safe.