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August 25, 2021 | Department of Health Services

Si estoy embarazada o amamantando / amamantando... ¿Debería vacunarme COVID-19? ¡Probablemente si!

Los CDC han actualizado los consejos para mujeres embarazadas y lactantes para RECOMENDAR que se vacunen contra Covid-19. Read full story

August 18, 2021 | Department of Health Services

Lead Poisoning is 100% Preventable

Preventing lead exposure in pregnancy also helps keep children safe from lead exposure. Read full story

August 11, 2021 | Department of Health Services

Bodyfeeding and Human Milk? This is an opportunity to become more inclusive.

Learn more about inclusive language, effective pumping, continuity of care, safe sleep and mental health with these breast/chestfeeding articles and webinars. Read full story

August 4, 2021 | Department of Health Services

Combo Feeding - Word on the Street is Rates Are Up.

Has the stress of COVID-19 lowered exclusive breastfeeding rates? Or is it a lack of support? Or something else altogether? Read full story

February 9, 2021 | Department of Health Services

The State of Tobacco Control 2021

The State of Tobacco Control 2021 - California Local Grades report looks at county and municipal codes in key areas of tobacco control that protect their citizens from the burden of tobacco. Read full story

November 23, 2020 | Department of Health Services

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. Read full story

November 10, 2020 | Department of Health Services

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. Read full story

November 10, 2020 | Department of Health Services

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. Read full story

October 16, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Amendment No. 1 to Health Order No. C19-02 Residential Care Facilities Visitation

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. Read full story

September 30, 2020 | Department of Health Services

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. Read full story