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February 2, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Two Sonoma County vaccine clinics to close at the end of February

COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Rohnert Park Community Center and the Roseland Community Clinic in Santa Rosa will close by the end of February. The Roseland clinic will close on Feb. 25 and the Rohnert Park clinic will close on Feb. 28, the day that Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to lift California’s COVID-19 state of emergency. Read full story


January 27, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Optum Serve to close COVID-19 testing centers in Sonoma County

Due to declining usage, COVID-19 testing contractor Optum Serve has announced that it will deactivate its two Sonoma County testing buses on Sunday, Feb. 5 as part of a statewide demobilization effort. The Roseland Community Clinic will continue to provide COVID-19 testing that is free to the public, regardless of insurance or citizenship status. Read full story


January 25, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Supervisors approve $28 million in mental health funding

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an updated mental health services support plan for Sonoma County, utilizing more than $28 million in funds provided through Proposition 63, which California voters approved in 2004. Read full story


January 8, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Issues Public Health Advisory in Response to Winter Storm Hazards

Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase today issued a Public Health Advisory in response to potential high-water hazards from the winter storms. Read full story


January 8, 2023 | Department of Health Services

El Condado de Sonoma emite un Aviso de Salud Publica en respuesta de los riesgos de la tormenta invernal

La Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma Dra. Sundari Mase emitió un aviso de salud publica hoy en respuesta a peligros potenciales causados por los altos niveles de agua de la tormenta invernal. Read full story


December 28, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Dave Kiff named director of Sonoma County Homelessness Services Division

Dave Kiff, a veteran government official with more than 30 years of experience in state and local government, including most recently serving as Interim Executive Director of Sonoma County Community Development Commission, has been named director of the county’s new Homelessness Services Division within the Department of Health Services. Read full story


December 22, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Roseland COVID-19 vaccination clinic reopens after temporary closure due to water damage

The Roseland Community Clinic in southwest Santa Rosa reopened today after a temporary closure due to water damage. The clinic was temporarily closed on Dec. 16 to repair water damage caused by the activation of a fire sprinkler system in an adjacent building. It reopened as an onsite outdoor clinic on Dec. 20 and resumed indoor operations today. Read full story


December 16, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Roseland COVID-19 vaccination, testing clinic temporarily closed due to water damage

The Roseland Community Clinic in southwest Santa Rosa has been temporarily closed to repair water damage caused by a fire sprinkler system in an adjacent building late Thursday night. A fire inside Mercadito Roseland, located in the former Dollar Tree store next door to the clinic, activated the building’s sprinkler system and resulted in water damage to a wall shared with the clinic. Read full story


December 16, 2022 | Department of Health Services

With respiratory viruses circulating, 12 Bay Area Health Officials recommend actions to stay healthy for the holidays

This holiday season, another surge in COVID infections, along with high levels of influenza (flu) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), are straining healthcare systems and impacting families. Read full story


November 14, 2022 | Department of Health Services

November 15 community health update on respiratory viruses

Dr. Sundari Mase, Sonoma County’s health officer, and two local physicians will update the public on the spread of respiratory viruses in Sonoma County – including COVID-19, influenza and RSV – during a public webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Read full story