Department of Health Services

Press Releases


February 18, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Tina Rivera to be appointed director of SonomaCounty’s Department of Health Services

Tina Rivera, a veteran government official and nonprofit leader with more than 25 years of experience delivering health care and social services to the public, has been named director of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services following a nationwide recruitment search. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote to confirm her appointment for a three-year term at its March 1 meeting. Read full story


May 27, 2021 | Department of Health Services

WIC to increase fruits and vegetable benefits for four months withAmerican Rescue Plan funding

Starting June1, Sonoma County’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) families will receive atemporary increase in their monthly WIC fruits and vegetables benefit thanks tofunding from the American Rescue Plan Act. Read full story


August 22, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Aviso de salud sobre la calidad del aire - actualizado

Health officials urge Sonoma County residents to limit outdoor activity due to the poor air quality caused by wildfires burning in Sonoma County and throughout Northern California. Read full story


August 22, 2020 | Department of Health Services

AirQuality Health Advisory

Health officials urge Sonoma County residents to limit outdoor activity due to the poor air quality caused by wildfires burning in Sonoma County and throughout Northern California. Read full story


July 8, 2020 | Department of Health Services

New Report Finds 1% of SonomaCounty Residents Account for Over 25% of Jail, Shelter, and Behavioral HealthUtilization

A new report released today by the California Policy Lab atUC Berkeley helps Sonoma County government leaders to identify and better servea group of about 6,600 high utilizers of health, justice, and homelessnessservices provided by state and county agencies. Read full story


March 14, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Health Officer Order Restricting Visitation to Residential Care Facilities

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. Read full story


March 13, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Oficial de Salud Ordena Cancelar Grandes Eventos

En una abundancia de precaución, La Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma, ha emitido una Orden cancelando reuniones masivas de 250 individuales o más para prevenir la propagación del nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19) en el Condado. Esta Orden está basada en la evidencia del aumento de transmisión comunitario de COVID-19 mundial, evidencia científica sobre el método más eficaz para disminuir el COVID-19 específicamente, igual a las mejores prácticas para proteger las poblaciones en riesgo del COVID-19. Read full story


March 13, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Dr.Sundari Mase Appointed Interim Health Officer for Sonoma County

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. Read full story


March 13, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Health Officer Order Cancelling Large Gatherings

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. Read full story


March 5, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Nuevo Caso Presuntamente Positivo de Coronavirus Confirmado

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. Read full story


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