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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


December 14, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County health officials extend freeze warning

The County of Sonoma has extended its freeze warning until Sunday, Dec. 18 in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of sub-freezing temperatures through mid-week. Originally, the county had issued a warning of potential sub-freezing temperatures from Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 11, which was extended to Wednesday Dec. 14. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors, as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged cold weather exposure. Read full story


December 14, 2022 | Sonoma Public Infrastructure (formerly TPW)

Sonoma County ‘Department of Public Infrastructure’ made official in merger of Transportation and Public Works and General Services

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today officially approved a new department name, Public Infrastructure, to reflect the consolidation of the county General Services and Transportation and Public Works departments. The name of the newly formed Department of Public Infrastructure or Pi, which will comprise the various divisions and operational areas of the former departments, was chosen based on input from county employees. Read full story


December 13, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors adopts economic development ‘3.0 Action Plan’ to foster an inclusive and resilient local economy

The Board of Supervisors today adopted the Sonoma County Economic Development Board’s proposed 3.0 Action Plan, which will guide future economic development by partnering with community and business organizations to address persistent issues that constrain the local economy. The plan seeks to enhance EDB’s foundation of business support by expanding its role as a convener to address specific goals such as increasing the earning potential of residents, encouraging investment in high-value local enterprises, and restoring housing affordability in Sonoma County. Read full story


December 13, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Earthquake response plan approved

The Board of Supervisors today approved a comprehensive earthquake response plan, establishing guidelines for immediate response and early recovery from a major seismic event including specific actions to be taken by county staff, emergency response personnel, and other agency partners. The plan by the Department of Emergency Management will serve as a supplement to the county’s overall Emergency Operations Plan, which was revised in March following several years of damaging wildfires. Read full story


December 12, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

City of Sonoma and County of Sonoma to open an extreme weather warming center Monday through Thursday morning

The City of Sonoma and County of Sonoma will open a temporary extreme weather warming center for three nights starting tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Sonoma Veterans Building in Sonoma. Based on freezing temperatures forecasted by the National Weather Service, the center will be open each night from 7:00 p.m. through 9:00 a.m. the following day. Read full story


December 9, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County health officials extend freeze warning

The County of Sonoma has extended its freeze warning until Wednesday, Dec. 14 in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of sub-freezing temperatures through mid-week. Originally, the county had issued a warning of potential sub-freezing temperatures from Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 11. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors, as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged cold weather exposure. Read full story


December 9, 2022 | Sonoma Public Infrastructure (formerly TPW)

Sonoma County unveils new pedestrian crosswalk beacon on Old Redwood Highway in Larkfield

The Sonoma County Department of Public Infrastructure today announced the installation and operation of a new high-intensity activated crosswalk signal, or HAWK, at the intersection of Old Redwood Highway and Lark Center Drive in Larkfield. Read full story


December 8, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County adopts updated state building codes with local amendments

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted this week to adopt the California Model Building Codes, which includes requiring the use of electric appliances exclusively in most new residential construction.  Read full story