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  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Department of Health Services
    Published on March 2, 2020
    Department of Health Services

    El Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Sonoma (DHS) confirmó hoy un caso presunto positivo de nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19) en un residente que viajo internacionalmente recientemente sin relación al Crucero Diamond Princess.

  • Department of Health
    Published on March 2, 2020
    Department of Health
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) today confirmed a presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a resident with recent international travel unrelated to the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship.
  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on February 25, 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.

  • Health Services
    Published on February 25, 2020
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) today confirmed one case of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patient being treated at a hospital in the County.
  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on February 13, 2020
    Public Health Disease Control Unit

    El Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Sonoma (DHS) continúa trabajando cercanamente con otros departamentos de salud del Área de la Bahía, el Departamento de Salud Pública de California (CDPH) y los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) para vigilar el nuevo coronavirus 2019 (COVID -19). Actualmente, el riesgo de infectarse con COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos sigue siendo bajo.

  • Health Services
    Published on February 13, 2020
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) continues to work closely with other Bay Area health departments, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Currently, the risk for being infected with COVID-19 in the US remains low.
  • Health Services
    Published on February 6, 2020
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors proclaimed February 2020 Sonoma County Children’s Dental Health month. The month-long observation, sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA), promotes the benefits of good oral health for children.
  • Health Services
    Published on December 18, 2019
    Health Services
    La semana pasada, el Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Sonoma (DHS) registró su primera muerte en el condado este año relacionada con la gripe. La Dra. Celeste Philip, Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma, urge a las personas que se vacunen contra la gripe esta temporada.
  • Health Services
    Published on December 18, 2019
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) recorded its first flu-related death this year in the County last week. The Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Celeste Philip urges individuals to get vaccinated against the flu this season.
  • Health Services
    Published on November 20, 2019
    Health Services

    Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) was recently honored with the distinguished international Financial Times Intelligent Business Award for its groundbreaking ACCESS (Accessing Coordinated Care to Enable Self-Sufficiency) Sonoma County Initiative. 

  • Health Services
    Published on November 12, 2019
    Health Services
    Today the Board of Supervisors held a final reading for approved revisions to the Sonoma County Code Chapter 28, Emergency and Pre-hospital Care for emergency medical services brought forward by the Department of Health Services (DHS).
  • Health Services
    Published on November 8, 2019
    Health Services

    The Department of Health Services (DHS) has published the second edition of the Sonoma County Summary Measures of Health report.

  • Health Services
    Published on November 1, 2019
    Health Services
    Aunque la contención del incendio Kincade está progresando y el cielo parece más claro, las cambiantes condiciones climáticas de los próximos días aumentara la contaminación del aire.
  • Health Services
    Published on November 1, 2019
    Health Services
    Although containment of the Kincade Fire is progressing and the skies appear clearer, changing weather conditions over the next few days will lead to increased air pollution.
  • Health Services
    Published on October 27, 2019
    Health Services

    A partir del domingo 27 de octubre de 2019, el condado de Sonoma emitirá un aviso de clima frío "código azul" en respuesta a la predicción del Servicio Meteorológico Nacional de niveles mínimos para la noche durante varios días en la próxima semana.

  • Health Services
    Published on October 27, 2019
    Health Services

    Effective Sunday, October 27, 2019, Sonoma County is issuing a “code blue” cold weather advisory in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction for near freezing overnight lows for several days in the coming week.

  • Health Services
    Published on September 17, 2019
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) Field Nursing team was recently published in the academic journal Public Health Nursing featuring their work with families to recognize traumatic events, also known as a trauma-informed approach, in its home visiting program.
  • Health Services
    Published on August 30, 2019
    Health Services
    A Health Alert has been issued for lung injuries related to vaping cannabis, cannabis oils or nicotine products in Sonoma County after the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statewide Health Alert.
  • Health Services
    Published on July 29, 2019
    Health Services
    The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the selection of Emilia Gabriele as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective July 30, 2019.
  • Health Services
    Published on July 26, 2019
    Health Services
    The National Weather Service is forecasting hot temperatures throughout the region and in Sonoma County over the next few days. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s throughout the weekend, with cooler temperatures returning on Monday. Sonoma County will see the highest temperatures on Saturday, July 27 with several areas in the County moving into the orange and red level HeatRisk forecast.
  • Health Services
    Published on June 28, 2019
    Health Services
    The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program, known locally as California HOPE, administered in Sonoma County through the Department of Health Services, will be concluding June 30, 2019.
  • Health Services
    Published on June 10, 2019
    Health Services
    El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología pronostica temperaturas altas en toda la región y en el Condado de Sonoma en los próximos días. El clima las cálido será el lunes 10 de junio de 2019. Se espera que las temperaturas del interior alcancen los 90 grados más altos y los 100 grados más bajos, mientras que las temperaturas más cercanas a la costa se mantendrán más leves. Se predice que las temperaturas serán más frescas durante las horas de la noche.
  • Health Services
    Published on June 7, 2019
    Health Services
    The National Weather Service is forecasting hot temperatures throughout the region and in Sonoma County over the next few days. The hottest weather will be on Monday, June 10, 2019. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and low 100s while temperatures closer to the coast will remain milder.
  • Health Services
    Published on May 14, 2019
    Health Services
    En medio de los brotes actuales de sarampión a nivel estatal y nacional, la Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma, la Dra. Celeste Philip, envío una carta a los padres informándolos sobre la importancia de las vacunas para prevenir enfermedades.
  • Health Services
    Published on May 14, 2019
    Health Services
    In the midst of the current state and nationwide measles outbreaks, a letter informing parents on the importance of vaccinations to prevent illness was sent from Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Celeste Philip.
  • Health Services
    Published on May 8, 2019
    Health Services
    The Accessing Coordinated Care and Empowering Self-Sufficiency (ACCESS) Sonoma County initiative received a 2019 Advantage Award from IBM Watson Health™ in the Consumer/Patient Outreach and Communications category.
  • Health Services
    Published on April 12, 2019
    Health Services
    This week Dr. Celeste Philip, MD, MPH, began serving as the County’s Health Officer after the Board of Supervisors appointed her following an extensive nationwide search.
  • Health Services
    Published on March 6, 2019
    Health Services
    El Oficial De Salud del Condado de Sonoma declaró una emergencia de salud local el martes debido a la escala de desechos peligrosos domésticos (HHW, por sus siglas en inglés) dispersos a lo largo de las vías acuáticas, en las carreteras, en propiedades públicas y privadas después de las inundaciones en el Condado por las tormentas de lluvia de la semana pasada.
  • Health Services
    Published on March 5, 2019
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Health Officer declared a local health emergency Tuesday due to the scale of household hazardous waste (HHW) scattered along the water ways, roadsides, and on public and private properties after flooding in the County from last week’s rain storms.
  • Health Services
    Published on January 9, 2019
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Mobile Support Team (MST), a crisis response program that supports local law enforcement responding to individuals experiencing a mental health emergency, is expanding its services beginning January 15, 2019.
  • Health Services
    Published on December 13, 2018
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County safety net departments accepted a $1 million grant to continue advancing the work of the Accessing Coordinated Care and Empowering Self-Sufficiency (ACCESS) Sonoma County initiative from the Hewlett Foundation this week.
  • Health Services
    Published on November 26, 2018
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) selected Bill Carter, LCSW, as its new Behavioral Health Division Director after a competitive recruitment process.
  • Health Services
    Published on October 30, 2018
    Health Services
    Efforts to shift school commutes away from single-rider trips to more sustainable modes of transportation, such as walking, bicycling, carpooling, and public transit are making a difference at 12 Sonoma County high schools.
  • Health Services
    Published on October 1, 2018
    Health Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services invites members of the community to its Coffee with an ACO (Animal Control Officer) event on Wednesday October 3rd from 7:00 to 9:00 AM at Kaffe Mocha located at 397 Aviation Boulevard in Santa Rosa.

  • Health Services
    Published on August 10, 2018
    Health Services
    El Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Sonoma (DHS) reubicará los programas de Salud Mental basados en Santa Rosa a un solo centro que permite múltiples servicios y mayor accesibilidad en el área más poblada del Condado.
  • Health Services
    Published on August 9, 2018
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) will relocate its Santa Rosa-based Behavioral Health programs to a single campus that allows for multiple services and increased accessibility in the most populous area of the County.
  • Health Services
    Published on July 25, 2018
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) has received a $1 million grant to continue the California Helping Outreach Possibilities Empowering (HOPE) program, which delivers mental health services targeting those affected by the wildfires in October 2017.

  • Health Services
    Published on May 11, 2018
    Health Services

    Efforts to improve the health of youth and adults in Roseland through installation of water stations and education about sugar sweetened beverages may have led to a decrease in sugary drink consumption.

  • Health Services
    Published on March 15, 2018
    Health Services

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a news alert on March 13 about positive testing for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins in Sonoma County shellfish. The CDPH is “advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams, or whole scallops from Sonoma County.” The advisory does not apply to commercially sold shellfish from state-certified harvesters.

  • Health Services
    Published on February 13, 2018
    Health Services

    This Valentine’s Day, Bay Area health officials remind everyone who is sexually active to have a conversation with your primary care provider and to be screened regularly for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

  • Health Services
    Published on February 5, 2018
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department  of Health Services (DHS) has released the first in a series of surveillance reports, describing life expectancy and the leading causes of death and premature death across Sonoma County communities.

  • Health Services
    Published on February 2, 2018
    Health Services

    Flu activity in Sonoma County continues to be widespread. Every year, the flu sickens and kills thousands of Americans, and this year rates of illness in California and the rest of the country are trending moderately high. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged get a flu shot as soon as possible. The flu vaccine is available in Sonoma County and it is safe and effective.

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