Weekly Roundup for September 2, 2022
Published: September 02, 2022
Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:
- Heat alert issued for this weekend
- Sonoma County COVID Update
- Latest news from County of Sonoma
Heat Alert Issued Sept. 3-6
The Sonoma County Department of Health Services 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.
Excessive heat poses a significant health risk, particularly to the elderly, young children, pregnant women and those with chronic diseases.
Planned cooling centers:
- Finley Community Center
2060 W. College Ave.
- Windsor Senior Recreation Center
9231 Foxwood Dr. (off Los Amigos Road)
- Grange Hall in The Springs (north of Sonoma)
18627 Highway 12
A complete list of cooling centers can be found here:
Some may require masks to reduce the risk COVID-19 spread; check with your local cooling center to see if masks are required.
Read the full press release here:
For more information on preparing for heat safety, and other hazards and threats, please visit: https://socoemergency.org/prepare/local-hazards/
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Sept. 10 from 3-7 p.m. for a community festival and an emergency preparedness fair at Larson Park in Sonoma. The event will be family friendly with activities, raffle prizes and Go Bags while supplies last. This is your chance to gather information on how to prepare and stay safe during emergencies.
Sonoma County COVID Update
COVID-19 booster shots are temporarily on hold in Sonoma County pending delivery of updated boosters to target the omicron variant. The FDA authorized the new booster for people 12 and older and removed the authorization for the original vaccine for booster doses for the same age range.
Read the full press release here:
Fortunately, those who are vaccinated and boosted are less likely to suffer the worst health consequences associated with COVID-19.
Americans have received millions of doses and we know that vaccines are a safer, more reliable way to build protection than getting sick with the virus.
So, get vaccinated and boosted and make our community safer for yourself, your family and those at risk of the most serious health outcomes.
For more information, visit “Benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine” at https://socoemergency.org/.../vaccine-information/benefits/.
Remember, wearing a mask is an act of kindness and masking up is still strongly recommended to help protect us and our loved ones against COVID-19.
Testing information is available here:
Self-report an at-home COVID-19 antigen test by filling out this form: https://hipaa.jotform.com/213547201104037
Reporting your result is confidential. Once the form is submitted, you will receive links to isolation and quarantine guidelines and available resources.
For local information on how, where and when to get vaccinated against COVID-19, please visit: https://socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/vaccine-information/
For local data and information on COVID-19, please visit:
Latest News from County of Sonoma
Learn how to navigate the county’s hiring process with the next Start Here! class, which provides an overview of the County of Sonoma’s job application, examination, and selection processes.
The two-hour virtual class will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8.
The free class is intended for the public – whether you are looking for a new position now or planning for a future employment opportunity. Participants will learn how to submit a thorough application, best practices for the interview and examination, and much more.
Register for the Sept. 8 class here:
To be notified of future classes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list.
A list of all county career opportunities is available here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sonoma
The new Sonoma County Economic Development Board report, "The Slow March to Recovery: An Economic Outlook for Sonoma County" is now available here:
Sonoma County establishes Agricultural Access Verification Card Program concerning access of operators, farm workers in evacuation zones
Sonoma Water Responds to Sonoma Valley Aqueduct Leak
Board Approves Critical Infrastructure Investment in Water Transmission Storage Tank Maintenance
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