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COVID-19 Status Update – Health Order & Mask Mandate to be lifted, 80% of eligible population fully vaccinated, testing opportunities

Posted on February 11, 2022


Covid Status Update

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With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations declining, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase confirmed Tuesday that a local health order restricting the size of large gatherings will expire as scheduled at 11:59 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 10). Learn More

The County reported a case rate this week of 65.6 new daily cases per 100,000 (down from 130.3) the case rate among the unvaccinated individuals is 156 per 100,000 compared with 44 for vaccinated residents. The county reported a test positivity rate of 11.8 percent  (down from 17.1). See the county’s updated Metrics and Trends page for the most up-to-date data.


Health Officer to lift most indoor mask mandates on February 16 – Businesses, venue operators, and hosts may choose to require all patrons to wear masks.

In a press release issued this week, Sonoma County announced that they will align with the state to lift universal mask requirements for most indoor public settings beginning Wednesday, Feb. 16.  Read the full press release.

Unvaccinated individuals over age 2 will continue to be required to wear masks in all indoor public settings. Businesses, venue operators, and hosts may determine their own paths forward to protect staff and patrons and may choose to require all patrons to wear masks.

Indoor masking is still required by the state for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public transportation; health care settings; congregate settings like correctional facilities and homeless shelters; long-term care facilities; and in K-12 schools and childcare settings. 


Vaccine clinics (Pediatric, 1st Dose, 2nd Dose & Boosters) – 80% of the eligible population is now fully vaccinated

As of this week, 80% percent of the County’s 5 and older population is now fully vaccinated, while 88% percent have received at least one dose. Vaccine appointments are now available for anyone 5 years or older who wants one at one of the many clinics, pharmacies or health centers in the County. Go to MyTurn.ca.gov to find an appointment that works for you and find a list of local clinics on the Sonoma Valley Health Partner Website.

COVID-19 vaccine is available for children ages 5-11 at school site clinics

46% of the County’s 5-11-year-olds have received at least one dose of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine as of this week. Make an appointment on the State’s MyTurn website or attend one of the Sonoma Valley school site clinics below:

  • February 15th, 4-6 PM at Adele Harrison, 1150 Broadway
  • February 22nd, 4-6 PM at Flowery School, 17600 Sonoma Hwy 12
  • March 1st, 4-6 PM at Dunbar School, 11700 Dunbar Rd.
  • March 8th, 4-6 PM at Sassarini School,652 5th St. W
  • March 15th, 4-6 PM at Boys & Girs Club, 100 W Verano Ave
  • March 22nd, 4-6 PM at Adele Harrison, 1150 Broadway
  • March 29th, 4-6 PM at Flowery School, 17600 Sonoma Hwy 12

Large vaccine clinics next 2 weekends at county fairgrounds

The county is expanding access to pediatric and adult COVID-19 vaccines and boosters through large weekend clinics at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Clinics will be on Saturday and Sunday the next two weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Garrett Building. The clinics are open to everyone in the community but are particularly focused on children and those 12 years and older who still need their boosters.

  • Though appointments are not needed, you can guarantee a spot by signing up at myturn.ca.gov.
  • Vaccines are free, the clinics are open to all and proof of citizenship status is not required.
  • The Garrett Building is on the east side of the Fairgrounds, accessible from the Brookwood Avenue entrance.

Testing opportunities

Demand for testing is making it difficult to get tested at a site or to obtain at-home tests. The county is working to increase the availability of testing, both PCR and antigen and the state and federal governments hope to supply more free at-home tests soon. Find additional pop-up testing locations and make an appointment on the County’s testing page or call the hotline at 707-565-4667. The hotline is available to help residents sort through their many testing options in Spanish and English.

Pop-Up Testing in Sonoma Valley:

  • Monday – Friday, 7 am – 2 pm at the Fiesta Plaza 18615 Sonoma Hwy., Sonoma. To make an appointment: Visit the Curative website or call (888) 702-9042.
  • Sundays, 8 am – 2 pm at the Boyes Hot Springs Park and Ride at Hwy.12 & Thompson Ave., Boyes Hot Springs. To make an appointment: Visit the Curative website or call (888) 702-9042.
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