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May 24, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Board approves $14.4 million to address homelessness and housing in Sonoma County

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved $14.4 million to address the region’s housing and homelessness crises, including $11.8 million in federal and state grant funding for Continuum of Care and local homeless services programming. An additional $2.6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development would directly support local homeless service providers. Read full story


May 23, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

COVID-19 boosters available to anyone 5 and older

With the recent federal approval of COVID-19 booster shots for younger children, anyone 5 and older is now eligible to receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Read full story



May 20, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Bay Area health officials share guidance to navigate the infant formula shortage

There continues to be a shortage of infant formula nationwide due to supply chain issues and a recall of infant formula due to bacterial contamination in the Abbott manufacturing plant in Michigan. The federal government is currently working on strategies to increase production of formula and help families access existing stock. Read full story



May 17, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Evacuation exercises planned in Sonoma Valley and Cazadero neighborhoods

The Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management, in partnership with community preparedness groups, will be holding two evacuation exercises in the coming weeks.  Read full story



May 17, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Planning Commission to review draft Winery Events Ordinance on May 19

The Sonoma County Planning Commission will continue its consideration of a draft Winery Events Ordinance during a virtual public hearing on May 19 at 1:05 PM. The draft ordinance would apply to new and modified use permit applications for winery visitor-serving uses in agricultural zoning districts outside of the Coastal Zone. Read full story


May 16, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma, Bay Area counties release preliminary homelessness count statistics

Sonoma County, alongside other Bay Area counties, was able to stave off a predicted catastrophic increase in homelessness over the last three years during COVID, according to preliminary results from the first official count of people experiencing homelessness since the start of the pandemic. Read full story


May 13, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Bay Area Health Officers urge public to take precautions as COVID levels rise

Twelve Bay Area health officers are stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, including continued masking indoors, as the region experiences a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. Read full story


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