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June 10, 2020 | County Administrator's Office

County ofSonoma to Allow Tasting Rooms for Wineries and Breweries to Operate withoutServing Food Beginning June 12, 2020

The current Shelter-in-Place Health Order willbe modified to allow tasting rooms for wineries and breweries to operatewithout being required to serve food at the same time. Bars and pubs are notincluded. Read full story


June 09, 2020 | County Administrator's Office

Let’s Work Together to Support Our Older Adult Community During COVID-19 June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10 older Americans experience physical, mental, and financial elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. The COVID Crisis has increased isolation for older and dependent adults, likely causing unreported instances of concerns from neighbors and others. Individuals and community-wide prevention efforts and supportive services can help keep older adults safe and healthy, helping stop abuse before it happens. Read full story


June 05, 2020 | County Administrator's Office

Datos de casos locales respaldan esperadas aperturas bajo la nueva orden de salud

La Oficial de Salud del condado de Sonoma emitió hoy una nueva orden que permite servicios basados ​​en la fe, compras minoristas en interiores y restaurantes, salones de belleza/peluquerías y actividades comerciales recreativas al aire libre y alquiler de equipos. La apertura de todos los sectores empresariales deberá seguir las medidas de mitigación. Read full story


June 05, 2020 | County Administrator's Office

Estado Pública Guías para Condados con Variación paraMover a la Etapa Tres a su Propia Discreción

Hoy, el Departamento de Salud Pública de California (por sus siglas en inglés, CDPH) publicó una guía para los condados con variación, que incluye el Condado de Sonoma, para pasar a la Etapa Tres y permitir que otros sectores operen durante la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19) tan pronto como el viernes 12 de junio de 2020. Read full story


June 05, 2020 | County Administrator's Office

Local Case Data Supports Long Awaited Openings in New Health Order

Sonoma County’s Health Officer issued a new Order on today allowing in-person faith based services, indoor retail shopping and dining, hair salons/barbershops, and outdoor recreation business activities and equipment rental. Read full story


June 05, 2020 | County Administrator's Office

State Releases Guidancefor Counties with Variance to Move Stage Three at Their Own Discretion

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released guidance for counties with variance, which includes Sonoma County, to go to Stage Three and allow further sectors to operate during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) as soon as Friday June 12, 2020. Read full story


June 04, 2020 | County Administrator's Office

El Condado de Sonoma inicia la prueba de anticuerpos COVID-19 solo paraciertos grupos

A partir del sábado 6 dejunio de 2020, el Condado de Sonoma examinará a ciertos individuos paradetectar anticuerpos contra el nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19). Read full story


June 04, 2020 | County Administrator's Office

County of Sonoma Begins COVID-19 Antibody Testing for Certain Groups Only

Beginning Saturday, June 6, 2020, the County of Sonoma will test certain individuals for antibodies to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Testing will be performed daily at the Public Health Lab in Santa Rosa, with plans for strategically expanding this service at select hospitals and health centers in the county. Read full story


June 02, 2020 | Office of the District Attorney

Serial Killer DeniedParole

DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on May 27, 2020, the CaliforniaBoard of Prison Terms denied parole to 69 year old Michael Carson, who, alongwith his wife Susan Carson, was convicted in the early 1980’s of committingthree separate murders in the counties of Sonoma, San Francisco and Humboldt. Read full story


June 02, 2020 | Office of the District Attorney

Prison Inmate Convicted of Murder Once AgainDenied Parole

DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Bryon James Tibbals, 55years-old of Nevada, was denied parole following a hearing earlier today infront of the California Board of Parole Hearings. In addition to denyingparole, the Board determined that Tibbals must wait three additional yearsbefore his next hearing. Read full story