Weekly Roundup for June 17, 2022
Published: June 17, 2022
Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:
- Update on COVID-19 in Sonoma County
- Fire season preparedness tips and resources
- County of Sonoma latest news
Update on COVID-19 in Sonoma County
The rate of new daily COVID cases continues to climb in Sonoma County, including 80.3 daily cases per 100,000 population among unvaccinated individuals, and 41.4 per 100,000 population among those who are vaccinated. There were 42 COVID-related hospitalizations in the county as of Monday, with six of those patients in the ICU. A total of 495 COVID-related deaths have been reported here since the start of the pandemic.
All COVID-related data for Sonoma County is available here:
County health officials continue to encourage facial coverings in indoor settings, and particularly during upcoming summer gatherings and events. All persons with COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection, should self-isolate and test as soon as possible. Knowing one is infected early during self-isolation enables earlier access to treatment options, particularly for those who may be at risk for severe illness. Free at-home COVID-19 tests are available to summer camps and schools serving K-12 students. Weekly requests are due at noon on Fridays through June 17.
Camps and local education agencies can learn more and apply here:
Questions regarding this program may be sent by email: schoolOTC@cdph.ca.gov.
Also, a third order of free, at-home COVID tests is available for all U.S. homes, and may be ordered here:
Vaccination and testing clinics are being held throughout the county to serve people who do not have convenient or affordable access to healthcare providers.
Schedule a vaccination or booster appointment here:
Schedule a testing appointment here:
Emergency Preparedness Tips and Resources
With fire season underway, it is strongly recommended that residents subscribe to SoCoAlert and Nixle warning systems to receive alerts through landline calls, telephone devices for the deaf, cell phone text messages or verbal messages and email.
Sign up here: https://socoemergency.org/get-ready/sign-up/
- Plus, make sure you know your official evacuation zone:
- Learn how to prevent equipment sparked fires due to lawn mowing, trailer chains, or driving on dry grass or brush, or with low tire pressure:
- Defensible space is an essential buffer between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it. Learn more:
Also, if you are at risk for heat-related illness, please remember to stay hydrated, limit your time outdoors, and check in on those who are susceptible to heat-related illness.
- More tips to stay cool and preparing for a heatwave:
Plus, on June 22 at 11:30 a.m., the General Services Energy and Sustainability Division is hosting a free workshop titled, “Making Improvements for a Resilient Home”.
Learn more and register here:
County of Sonoma Latest News
Sonoma County’s Energy and Sustainability Division presents summer workshop series
Climate Resilient Lands Strategy released for public input
Board of Supervisors workshop scheduled July 19 for public input on evacuation zone access policy
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