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Weekly Roundup for April 8, 2022

Published: April 08, 2022

The California Department of Public Health this week released new guidelines for event planners as many of the requirements and recommendations from the height of the COVID-19 surge are no longer needed. The updated guidelines include recommendations for indoor, outdoor, mega and school events.

In general, operators should remember that outdoors is lower risk and indoor gatherings are higher risk. If food is being served, consider serving outdoors. Events where attendees are vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19 prior to entry are always safest. Events that have persons whose vaccine or testing status is unknown are a higher risk.

Full event guidelines are available here:

Sonoma County’s path forward in creating healthier and safer neighborhoods and communities depends on our collective and informed actions, including a second booster shot if you are age 50 or older, or immunocompromised. The Food and Drug Administration and the CDC recently authorized a second COVID-19 booster of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

The county-supported vaccine clinics at the Roseland Community Center and the Rohnert Park Community Center are accepting walk-ups for vaccination, including boosters. They are both open Tuesday through Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The Roseland clinic closes at 4 p.m. and the Rohnert Park clinic closes at 6 p.m. Boosters are also available through health care providers and pharmacies.

Schedule second booster shots through the

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:

  1. Local COVID vaccine and testing opportunities
  2. Vax Video Contest Offers $1,500 Prize
  3. Other County of Sonoma news of note

Local Vaccine & Testing Opportunities 

Vaccination and testing clinics are being held throughout the county to serve people who do not have convenient or affordable access to healthcare providers.

Visit the Sonoma County Office of Education to learn about clinics for students and families:

View the county’s vaccine clinics and appointment page here:

For details or appointments at COVID-19 testing clinics, including a pop-up testing calendar, please visit:

Residents who test positive using an at-home antigen test are urged to report the result by calling the county’s COVID hotline at (707) 565-4667 (4701 in Spanish). Anyone who needs help making a vaccination or testing appointment may also contact the hotline.

Vax Video Contest Offers $1,500 Prize for 6th-12th Graders

Sonoma County students in the sixth through 12th grades are invited to create a 30 to 60 second video that addresses the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines.

Cash prizes, donated from community groups, will be awarded to the top three videos in each of two categories, sixth to eighth graders and ninth to 12th graders.

  • First place: $1,500
  • Second place: $1,000
  • Third place: $500

Each team will create and submit a 30 to 60 second video not to exceed 300MB for uploads. Original video files must be in .MP4 .MPEG, .MOV, .AVI, or .WMV format (.MP4 is preferred).

Winning students or teams for each category will be selected by a panel of judges chosen by the Sonoma County Office of Education. Entries will be judged on the following: effectiveness of the message, accuracy, quality, entertainment, originality/creativity.

A virtual Vax Vid Video Contest ceremony will be livestreamed on the County of Sonoma social media channels on May 20.

More information about the contest can be found here: 

Check out a promo video here:

Other County of Sonoma News

County of Sonoma issues annual report on health of retirement system

Board of Supervisors adopts resolution opposing Koi Tribe attempts to establish casino in Sonoma County

HomeFirst to operate the Sonoma County Continuum of Care’s Coordinated Entry System

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