Health Provider Alerts
Guidance for Outdoor Visitation and Activities Relative to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Long-Term Care Facilities
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.
Order of the Sonoma County Health Officer: Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Specified Healthcare Staff
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.
Orden del Condado de Sonoma Oficial de Salud: Vacunacion obligatoria para el personal sanitario especificado
A medida que el Condado de Sonoma sigue trabajando para reducir el contagio de SARS-CoV-2 (también conocido como “COVID-19”), ya llega la temporada de gripe. La coincidencia de la temporada de gripe con la pandemia de COVID-19 aumenta el riesgo de sobrecargar nuestros sistemas de salud con pacientes que sufran de enfermedades respiratorias graves.
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.
Health Provider Alert: Reminder that Alternate Care Site isAvailable for Patients Evacuating Wildfires
As parts of the County areevacuating from the recent wildfires, including the Glass Fire you may receivecalls from patients describing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
Sheltering in place is important for people in high-risk groups,especially older adults living in residential facilities.
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
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.
The Health Officer recommends that, prior toscheduling elective procedures, healthcare providers develop and implementCOVID-19 elective procedure guidelines that addresses the considerationsspelled out this in guidance.
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.