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  • Department of Health Services
    Published on November 23, 2020
    Department of Health Services

     Much of the past guidance from state and federal health officials has focused on protecting nursing home and long-term care residents from COVID-19 by limiting non-essential visitation.

  • Department of Health Services
    Published on November 10, 2020
    Department of Health Services

    As Sonoma County works to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (also referred to as “COVID-19), influenza season is approaching. The co-occurrence of influenza season and the COVID-19 pandemic increases the risk that our health systems may be overwhelmed with patients with critical respiratory illness.

  • Health Services
    Published on October 22, 2020
    Health Services

    October 25th through 31st is Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. This year’s statewide Lead Week message is “Even small amounts of lead can harm a child’s health.

  • Disease Control
    Published on October 16, 2020
    Disease Control

    At this stage of the pandemic, scientific evidence and best practices suggest that visitation can occur without significant increased risk of COVID-19 transmission as long as safety guidelines are strictly followed, and the risk of poor health outcomes as a result of social isolation outweighs the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

  • Public Health Division

    Published on September 30, 2020
    Public Health Division

    As parts of the County are evacuating from the recent wildfires, including the Glass Fire you may receive calls from patients describing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

  • Health Services
    Published on September 25, 2020
    Health Services
    Request for Proposal (RFP) for Friday Night Live Youth Program: Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention (SC001-0000001131 (DHS #20-005))
  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on September 9, 2020
    Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Sheltering in place is important for people in high-risk groups, especially older adults living in residential facilities.

  • Health Services
    Published on September 1, 2020
    Health Services

    The evaluation panel carefully reviewed and analyzed the proposals received in response to the above referenced solicitation.

  • Health Services
    Published on August 25, 2020
    Health Services
    Please be advised that the Sonoma County Local Enforcement Agency received and accepted for filing a Registration Permit for a Medium Volume Transfer/Processing Facility located at 2543 Petaluma Boulevard South, Petaluma,
  • Health Services
    Published on August 24, 2020 at 11:24 AM
    Health Services

    UPDATE 8-20-20: Addendum 01 - Modification (Pre-bid Conference deleted) is posted on the County of Sonoma's Supplier Portal in this event's "View Comments and Attachments" section. Please login to the Supplier Portal to review the Addendum and all other associated documents.

    The County of Sonoma is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals for Data Management System for Environmental Health Services.

  • Health Services
    Published on August 24, 2020
    Health Services

    The County of Sonoma is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals for Data Management System for Environmental Health Services.

    The County of Sonoma, on behalf of the Department of Health Services, is looking to replace its current data management system for Environmental Health (EH). The current system tracks owners, facilities, programs, inspections, complaints, service requests, special events, wells, permitting, employee training, reporting, and billing, and interfaces with other County and State databases.

  • Health Services
    Published on August 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Health Services

    Health officials urge Sonoma County residents to limit outdoor activity due to the poor air quality caused by wildfires burning in Sonoma County and throughout Northern California.

  • Health Services
    Published on August 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM
    Health Services

    Health officials urge Sonoma County residents to limit outdoor activity due to the poor air quality caused by wildfires burning in Sonoma County and throughout Northern California.

  • Published on August 13, 2020

    Sonoma County strives to provide essential services for children, veterans, seniors and those experiencing homelessness. In these challenging times, many rely on Sonoma County for necessary mental health treatment, psychiatric care or addiction treatment. 

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on July 24, 2020
    Environmental Health & Safety

    El sitio de Healdsburg Transfer Station opera bajo un Permiso de Instalación de Residuos Sólidos emitido por la LEA. El operador ha presentado una solicitud para una enmienda del Informe de información de la instalación (RFI) ante la LEA. El RFI describe el diseño y la operación de la instalación.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on July 24, 2020
    Environmental Health & Safety

    The Healdsburg Transfer Station site operates under a Solid Waste Facility Permit issued by the LEA.  The operator has filed an application for a Report of Facility Information (RFI) amendment with the LEA.  The RFI describes the design and operation of the facility.

  • Public Health Division

    Published on July 24, 2020
    Public Health Division

    Follow updated guidance on: Discontinuing Isolation for Persons; Returning-to-Work Criteria for Health Care Personnel; Prioritizing COVID-19 Testing; Managing Persons Under Investigation; Submitting a Confidential Morbidity and Laboratory Report

  • ACCESS Sonoma
    Published on July 8, 2020
    ACCESS Sonoma

    A new report released today by the California Policy Lab at UC Berkeley helps Sonoma County government leaders to identify and better serve a group of about 6,600 high utilizers of health, justice, and homelessness services provided by state and county agencies.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on June 28, 2020
    Environmental Health & Safety

    Now that Summer is here and recreation on the local waterways is increasing, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) and the State Water Resources Control Board request the public be mindful of freshwater harmful algal blooms (HABs) in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Recreating in waterways contaminated with HABs can cause illness, and is especially harmful to children and pets.

  • Health Services
    Published on May 28, 2020
    Health Services

    El Departamento de Salud Ambiental del Condado de Sonoma, Programa de Gestión de Desperdicios Sólidos, que actúa como Agencia de Control Local (LEA) está certificado por el Departamento de Reciclaje y Recuperación de Recursos (CalRecycle) para hacer cumplir las leyes y regulaciones estatales en los sitios de desechos sólidos dentro de su jurisdicción.

  • Health Services
    Published on May 28, 2020
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Environmental Health Department, Solid Waste Management Program, Acting As The Local Enforcement Agency (Lea) Is Certified By The Department Of Resources Recycling And Recovery (Calrecycle) To Enforce State Laws And Regulations At Solid Waste Sites Within Its Jurisdiction. 

  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on May 20, 2020
    Public Health Disease Control Unit

    The Isolation Order has changed to: a) increase the isolation period to 10 days (up from 7 days); b) clarify the categories of  individuals to be place on isolation; and c) assign to the primary role of serving the Isolation Order to the County.

  • Published on May 19, 2020

    Hoy, la Junta de Supervisores aprobó el Departamento de Servicios de Salud (por sus siglas en inglés, DHS) para establecer un Centro de Salud Psiquiátrica (por sus siglas en inglés, PHF) llamado Centro de Curación del Condado de Sonoma.

  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on May 18, 2020
    Public Health Disease Control Unit

    The Health Officer recommends that, prior to scheduling elective procedures, healthcare providers develop and implement COVID-19 elective procedure guidelines that addresses the considerations spelled out this in guidance. 

  • Health Services
    Published on May 5, 2020
    Health Services

    Aviso Publico-Annapolis Transfer Processing Facility May 5 2020
    Permiso de la planta de residuos sólidos  #49-AA-0364

  • Health Services
    Published on May 5, 2020
    Health Services

    Site where residential and commercial municipal solid waste, recyclable material, construction and demolition, treated wood waste and green/wood waste will be accepted, processed and transferred offsite.  

  • Disease Control
    Published on April 30, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Disease Control
    Sonoma Public Health continues to work closely with local, state and federal agencies and healthcare partners to monitor COVID-19. At the outset, initial efforts were directed towards containment, which required us to identify cases and test suspect cases as warranted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance
  • Disease Control
    Published on April 30, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Disease Control
    Sonoma Public Health continues to work closely with local, state and federal agencies and healthcare partners to monitor COVID-19. At the outset, initial efforts were directed towards containment, which required us to identify cases and test suspect cases as warranted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.
  • Behavioral Health Division

    Published on April 29, 2020
    Behavioral Health Division

    The Sonoma County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) DRAFT Three-Year Integrated Program and Expenditure Plan for 2020-2023 (and Annual Program Report for 2018-2019) is posted on the Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division (DHS-BHD) MHSA webpage for public review.

  • Disease Control
    Published on April 24, 2020
    Disease Control
    The Health Officer has amended the Health Order C19-08 of April 16, 2020 to provide additional direction for congregate care/living facilities with the goal of protecting staff, residents and visitors from COVID-19.
  • Disease Control
    Published on April 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM
    Disease Control
    Effective April 17, 2020, the Health Officer has turned her guidance regarding masking of EMS providers and other first responders into an Order.  The Order also includes requirements for masking all individuals who enter a congregate care facility to work or visit, which effectively turns the guidance for all health care workers to wear masks into an order.
  • Disease Control
    Published on April 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM
    Disease Control
    Healthcare Providers & Testing Facilities to Disseminate Health Officer Order No. C19-06-I to Patients Diagnosed with or Suspected to Have COVID-19
  • Disease Control
    Published on April 6, 2020 at 8:00 PM
    Disease Control
    The Health Officer recommends that health care workers, first responders, and staff at facilities providing patient care wear surgical masks while on duty and engaging in activities that involve close proximity to the general public, co-workers, and patients.
  • Disease Control
    Published on April 1, 2020 at 11:45 AM
    Disease Control
    Watch Coronavirus Contact Investigation Training for Medical Professionals Video (Parts 1 and 2) and see the PowerPoint presentation.
  • Disease Control
    Published on April 1, 2020 at 11:45 AM
    Disease Control
    The risk of infection with influenza is deemed to be much lower that the risk of infection with COVID-19.Therefore I am rescinding the December 6, 2020 Influenza Health Advisory related to the use of face masks in patient areas for health workers who have not been vaccinated against seasonal influenza.
  • Published on March 22, 2020

    Sonoma County will host two virtual town halls to share information about Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

  • Health Services
    Published on March 18, 2020
    Health Services

    After careful review and analysis by the evaluation panel of the proposals received in response to the above referenced solicitation, the Department of Health Services is recommending to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors that the contract be awarded to West County Community Services.

  • Published on March 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM

    The Sonoma County Health Officer has issued a Health Order directing residents to shelter in place effective midnight on Wednesday March 18, 2020.

  • Published on March 17, 2020 at 3:58 PM

     La Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma emitió una orden de salud, efectiva a la media noche del miércoles 18 de marzo, dirigiendo a los residentes del Condado de Sonoma a resguardarse en casa.

  • Published on March 14, 2020 at 5:45 PM

    En un esfuerzo preventivo para mitigar aun mas la propagacion de COVID-19, comunmente conocido como el coronavirus, en el Condado de Sonoma y el estado, el Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Sonoma (DHS) y la Oficina de Educacion del Condado de Sonoma (SCOE), estan recomendando que los distritos escolares del Condado de Sonoma suspendan temporalmente las clases en persona hasta al menos el 27 de marzo, 2020.

  • Disease Control
    Published on March 14, 2020
    Disease Control

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) has issued a Health Alert as a result of updated guidance for persons under investigation (PUI), infection control guidelines, and geographic areas impacted by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Disease Control
    Published on March 14, 2020
    Disease Control

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) has issued a Health Alert as a result of updated guidance for persons under investigation (PUI), infection control guidelines, and geographic areas impacted by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Department of Health
    Published on March 14, 2020
    Department of Health
    The Sonoma County Health Officer, to help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), has issued an Order restricting visitation and non-essential movement at residential care facilities to protect facility residents and to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the County.
  • Disease Control
    Published on March 13, 2020
    Disease Control

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) has issued a Health Order imposing a countywide moratorium on large gatherings consistent with guidance issued on March 11, 2020 by the California Department of Public Health and the Office of the Governor in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

  • Department of Health
    Published on March 13, 2020
    Department of Health
    The Sonoma County Health Officer, out of an abundance of caution, has issued an Order cancelling mass gatherings of 250 individuals or more to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the County.
  • Department of Health
    Published on March 13, 2020
    Department of Health
    Dr. Sundari R. Mase was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve as the Interim Health Officer for the County of Sonoma effective March 10, 2020.
  • Public Health Division

    Published on March 10, 2020
    Public Health Division

    With the expanded ability of commercial labs to perform COVID-19 testing, Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) is providing updated guidance.  Of note, DHS approval is no longer needed for testing.

  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on March 5, 2020
    Public Health Disease Control Unit

    El Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Sonoma (DHS) confirmó hoy un caso de un nuevo paciente con coronavirus (COVID-19) que está siendo tratado en un hospital del condado.

  • Department of Health
    Published on March 5, 2020
    Department of Health
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) today confirmed a second presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a resident who traveled internationally on the Grand Princess (Princess Cruises) ship from San Francisco to Mexico.
  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on March 4, 2020
    Public Health Disease Control Unit

    The first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in a Sonoma County resident was diagnosed in an individual who had recently returned from a “Mexican Riviera” cruise on the Grand Princess (Princess Cruises) from February 11-21, 2020 out of San Francisco with several stops in Mexico before returning to San Francisco.

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