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September 9, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Guidance for Communal Dining Relative to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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


August 31, 2020 | Department of Health Services

SoCo COVID-19 Check

SoCo COVID-19 Check is an app that helps Sonoma county employees and employers prevent and mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus.  Each day, before starting work, employees complete a 30-second self-assessment for COVID-19 related symptoms and potential exposure to the virus. Read full story


July 24, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Public Notice Healdsburg Transfer Station

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. Read full story


July 24, 2020 | Department of Health Services

AvisoPublico Healdsburg Transfer Station

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


July 24, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Updated Guidance

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 Read full story


June 28, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Blue-Green Algae Caution Signs Posted at Salmon Creek Lagoon in Bodega Bay

Nowthat Summer is here and recreation on the local waterways is increasing, theSonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) and the State Water ResourcesControl Board request the public be mindful of freshwater harmful algal blooms(HABs) in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Recreating in waterways contaminatedwith HABs can cause illness, and is especially harmful to children and pets. Read full story


May 20, 2020 | Department of Health Services

COVID-19 Health Advisory – May 19, 2020

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. Read full story


May 18, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Guidance Relating to NonUrgent NonEssential or Elective Procedures relative to COVID-19

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. Read full story


April 30, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County COVID-19 Management of Patients - Updated 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. Read full story


April 30, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Covid-19 Management of Healthcare Personnel - Updated 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 Read full story