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September 27, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Conference to celebrate Sonoma County community health workers

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is hosting a conference to celebrate the community health workers and promotoras in Sonoma County for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full story


September 26, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County to fund mobile behavioral health crisis responders

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today authorized nearly $2.5 million in grant money to fund behavioral health mobile crisis teams in four cities. Read full story


September 9, 2022 | Department of Health Services

New COVID-19 booster shots available in Sonoma County

Updated COVID-19 booster shots specifically formulated to protect against the highly contagious omicron variant are now available in Sonoma County. Read full story


September 6, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County health officials extend heat alert through Thursday evening

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services has extended a Heat Alert through 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, in response to the National Weather Service’s Excessive Heat Warning for the Bay Area. Read full story


September 1, 2022 | Department of Health Services

COVID-19 booster shots temporarily on hold until new booster shots arrive in Sonoma County

The administration of COVID-19 booster shots is temporarily on hold in Sonoma County pending delivery of new updated boosters formulated to target the omicron variant. The California Department of Public Health on Wednesday advised providers to discontinue administering the original boosters after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the new booster formula for people 12 and older and removed the authorization for the original vaccine for booster doses for the same age range. Read full story


August 31, 2022 | Department of Health Services

County of Sonoma health officials issue heat alert

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services has issued a Heat Alert in response to the National Weather Service’s Excessive Heat Warning for the Bay Area from 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Read full story


August 15, 2022 | Department of Health Services

County of Sonoma health officials issue heat alert

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services has issued a Heat Alert in response to the National Weather Service’s Excessive Heat Warning for the inland areas from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, August 16. Read full story


August 8, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Department of Health Services and county Office of Education to host COVID back-to-school webinar

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services and the Sonoma County Office of Education invite the public to join a live-streamed webinar Wednesday afternoon to address community questions about COVID-19 as students head back to school. Read full story


August 5, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Department of Health Services issues letter to community to increase awareness about monkeypox

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services today issued the following letter to the community concerning monkeypox: Read full story


July 29, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Avian flu detected in Sonoma County

Positive cases of avian influenza, or the bird flu, have been found in four wild birds in Sonoma County. While this particular strain of the virus poses minimal risk to humans, out of an abundance of caution the Sonoma County Department of Health Services is warning residents of the potential risk of handling or coming into close contact with a diseased or dead bird. Read full story