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Sonoma County is experiencing new cases, hospitalizations and deaths at
levels not seen since February. This surge in COVID-19 cases coincides with
the arrival of the Delta variant. Younger, unvaccinated residents now account for a growing number of new cases. Dr. Sundari Mase, county health officer, says unvaccinated residents are putting themselves and others at risk. There is good news. 82 percent of our 12 and older population is now fully or partially vaccinated, the rate of new cases appears to have leveled off, testing positivity rates are declining and hospitalizations have dropped after reaching the 80s two weeks ago.
Find more information about case rates, testing opportunities, vaccine clinics, rental assistance, an upcoming community COVID-19 update from the Sonoma Valley Hospital, and a new PG&E program to assist customers behind on energy bills below.
Case Rates & Metrics
The County reported a case rate this week of 19.9 new daily cases per 100,000 (down slightly from 20.7), a test positivity rate of 5.1 percent (down from 6.3), an equity metric positivity rate of 5.8 percent (down from 7.4) and as of Tuesday, 75 COVID patients were in Sonoma County hospitals. This included more than 19 in ICU beds. See the County’s updated Metrics and Trends page for the most up-to-date data.
Find 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.
This Week’s Pop-Up Testing in Sonoma Valley:
- Sunday, September 5th, 8 am – 2 pm, Boyes Hot Springs Park and Ride at Hwy.12 & Thompson Ave., Boyes Hot Springs, Walk-ins are limited due to high demand. To make an appointment: Visit the Curative website or call (888) 702-9042.
- Tuesday – Friday, 8 am – 2 pm at the Fiesta Plaza 18615 Sonoma Hwy., Sonoma, Walk-ins are limited due to high demand. To make an appointment: Visit the Curative website or call (888) 702-9042.
- Sunday, September 12th, 8 am – 2 pm, Boyes Hot Springs Park and Ride at Hwy.12 & Thompson Ave., Boyes Hot Springs, Walk-ins are limited due to high demand. To make an appointment: Visit the Curative website or call (888) 702-9042.
Vaccine Clinics This Week
As of this week, 74 percent of the County’s 12 and older population is now fully vaccinated, while 82 percent have received at least one dose. Vaccine appointments are plentiful, and anyone 12 years or older who wants one can get an appointment at one of the many clinics, pharmacies or health centers in the County — often the same day. Many are also accepting walk-in patients. Just 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.
This Week’s Vaccine Clinics in Sonoma Valley:
- Saturday, September 4th, 12 – 3 pm Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, 19270 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma CA 95476. Walk-ins welcome. For questions call (707) 939-6070
- Tuesday, September 7th, 3:30 – 6:30 pm, Adele Harrison Middle School, 1150 Broadway, Vaccines are free and no appointment is needed. Visit svhpvaccines.org or call (707) 939-6071 to make an appointment. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, call (707) 565-4667.
- Wednesday, September 8th, 3:30 – 6:30 pm at Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, 19270 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma CA 95476. Walk-ins welcome. For questions call (707) 939-6070
- Thursday, September 9th, 4 -7 pm at La Luz Center, 17560 Greger St., Sonoma CA 95476. Walk-ins welcome. For questions call (707) 939-6070
- Saturday, September 11th, 12 – 3 pm Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, 19270 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma CA 95476. Walk-ins welcome. For questions call (707) 939-6070
SAVE THE DATE, Sonoma Valley Hospital to hold a virtual community COVID update on Tuesday, September 21, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Sonoma Valley Hospital will host a virtual Community meeting on Tuesday, Tuesday, September 21, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The virtual session will be simultaneously presented in Spanish on Sonoma TV’s YouTube Channel.
The presentation will be led by Dr. Sabrina Kidd, Chief Medical Officer and UCSF Medical Director for Sonoma Valley Hospital. There will be ample time for questions following the presentation and the community is welcome to submit questions ahead of time to the hospital at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 707.935.5257.
Zoom Access Information:
When: Tuesday, September 21, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm., via Zoom
Webinar ID: 923 759 352 74
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
- Any community member can apply for assistance regardless of immigration status
- Funds can be used to pay rent as well as past-due utility bills and home service bills
PG&E COVID-19 service-disconnection moratorium ending, announces new extended payment program for customers 60 days behind in payments
As part of ongoing efforts to provide help and assistance for customers to manage their bills, Pacific Gas and Electric Company will auto-enroll eligible customers in new extended payment arrangements by the end of September 2021. The new program coincides with the ending of the service-disconnection moratorium which is part of the COVID-19 emergency customer protections in place since March 2020. See the full press release.