Coronavirus Information & Resources

County Information

Sonoma Valley Resources

FAQs

Under the statewide Blueprint for a Safer Economy, California has a four tier structure for reducing COVID-19 with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its rate of new cases and positivity. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed by the State weekly and tiers are updated on Tuesdays.  Get current information on Sonoma County’s tier and indicators and the County’s strategies for moving to a higher tier.  Learn more allowable activities by County, and about actions being taken by the City of Sonoma and other community organizations.

Free, convenient, and confidential COVID-19 testing is available for all Sonoma County residents, regardless of documentation status. No ID is required. Everyone is allowed to receive a test, regardless if they are symptomatic or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.  Testing prevents the spread of COVID-19 with early detection. Learn more about testing in Sonoma County, including the pop-up testing calendar.

Citizens may report public health order violations within the City of Sonoma by calling code enforcement staff at (707) 565-4240 or by emailing CodeEnforcement@sonomacity.org during normal weekday business hours.  Violations can be reported after business hours or on weekends by contacting the Sonoma Police Department at the non-emergency dispatch line at (707) 996-3601. For violations outside of City limits, the County has set up a compliance hotline  at 1-833-SAFE707 and email  at Safe707@sonoma-county.org.

A very helpful step for our enforcement team is that if you believe there may be a violation, check the links below to make sure it is regulated conduct before you report it.

Current information on public health orders can be found at the following links:
Face coverings requirement
Sonoma County Health Orders
State Guidance on allowable activities by county

Learn more about the City of Sonoma’s local ordinance of enforcement of public health orders.

For upcoming food distribution events, visit our Food Assistance Calendar for Sonoma Valley.  You can also call the Food Connections Hotline at Redwood Empire Food Bank at (707) 523-7903 to find services nearby, or call 2-1-1 Sonoma County, a free service that connects you to information about critical health and human services available in the community.  2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and uses bilingual Call Specialists. You can either search online to find the services closest to you, or dial 2-1-1 or 800-325-9604.

Those with difficulty going to food distribution sites can get information on deliveries of free groceries or meals to seniors and the critically ill by contacting:
Friends In Sonoma Helping (FISH) at (707)996-0111
Food For All – Comida Para Todos at (707) 338-4336
Meals on Wheels by the Council on Aging at (707) 525-0143
Ceres Community Project at (707) 829-5833 Ext. 201

Vintage House Delivers provides support to vulnerable seniors by doing their grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions or other medicines.  Sign up for Vintage House Delivers online or call (707) 996-0311.

Some of these services currently have waitlists.

The Sonoma County Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Hotline is available 24 hours/day, seven days/week at (707) 576-8181.  In addition, the County of Sonoma has launched a local “warm line” that is available to support the community experiencing emotional stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The warm line is available to any County resident experiencing emotional side effects of the pandemic and/or the shelter in place order or knows somebody who is. This free and private warm line is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m at (707) 565-2652.

Sonoma Valley seniors can also sign up for weekday “Cares Calls” from volunteers at Vintage House. Call 996-0311 or email denisewilbanks@vintagehouse.org to learn more or sign up.

City Response to COVID-19

In addition to making the necessary modifications to City services for public health and safety, the City of Sonoma is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by leading several targeted efforts to address the needs of our community.  Learn more below, and visit our community resources and business resources pages.

Sonoma Valley Food Assistance CalendarCommunity leaders have joined together in a broad-based coalition to ensure all Valley residents are food secure during the pandemic.  The Food Security Task Force developed strategies including creation of  the Sonoma Valley Food Assistance Calendar and the Sonoma Valley Volunteers website, as well as efforts to increase support for local non-profits that serve basic needs. Learn how you can help.

CURA ProjectThe City has convened the Sonoma Valley Latinx COVID Support Task Force to bring key public, private and non-profit partners together to support our Latinx community through the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.  The group meets weekly to share information, educate, leverage, and coordinate resources.

Team members

The Business Reopening & Recovery Team, comprised of a Council subcommittee, City staff and representatives of local business organizations, meets regularly to identify ways to support our local economy.  In addition to sharing business resources and reopening guidelines, their efforts include initiatives such as Sonoma To Go, Sonoma Valley SAFE, and the Sonoma Al Fresco program.

Logos of City and FISHThe COVID-19 Rental Assistance Partnership of the City and local non-profit Friends in Sonoma Helping (F.I.S.H.) helped 233 local families and individuals during the months of May – July through a contribution of more than $151,000 from the City's Housing Trust Fund.  (F.I.S.H. and La Luz Center have also served as the local agencies for administering CARES Act rental assistance).

Task Force Members Installing Hearts

The Sonoma Valley Arts Task Force is a collaboration of 25 nonprofit organizations committed to building community through the power of creativity. Task Force members worked together to launch the Heart of Sonoma initiative and Summer Arts Stroll to fulfill their mission to keep the community inspired and connected through creating and sharing art during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial Planning in COVID-19 strategy of Act, Monitor, AdjustThe City Council's Budget Subcommittee worked on developing a financial plan for FY 20-21 that adjusted to reduced revenues from sales taxes and hotel taxes due to the pandemic, while maintaining services to the community to the greatest extent possible.

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