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Sonoma County Moves to Orange Tier

Sonoma Moves to “Orange” Tier

Posted on April 6, 2021

Sonoma County has been assigned to Tier 3 (orange tier) or “moderate” risk level effective Wednesday, April 7th as part of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The primary changes allowed under the state order as Sonoma moves into Tier 3: Allowed indoors at full capacity: personal care and hair services; retail and grocery stores; indoor malls; libraries; hotels; office space (although continued...
Covid Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – April 2nd

Posted on April 2, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County reopening metrics continue to improve this week and we remain in the “red” tier in the state’s framework, but our move to the less restrictive "orange" tier is anticipated as early as next week due to improving case...
Mayor Logan Harvey

A Message from Mayor Harvey – Special events and large gatherings remain restricted, City waiting for new guidance

Posted on April 2, 2021

UPDATE 4/2, 5:00 PM - The guidance we have been waiting for from the State was released shortly after this message was posted. City staff is reviewing the new guidance for gatherings, receptions and conferences  - effective April 15th - and look forward to providing more information to our event planners and organizers soon.  Original...
Covid Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Vaccine Eligibility Expansion Next Month, Reopening Metrics Continue to Improve, Weekly Pop Up Testing Options & More

Posted on March 26, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County reopening metrics continue to improve this week and we remain in the “red” tier in the state’s framework.  As of March 24th, the County has 5.6 new daily cases per 100,000 (down from 6.6 last week), a test positivity...
School Crossing Sign at Prestwood Elementary

Schools are Reopening – Drive Carefully

Posted on March 26, 2021

It's back to school time! Sonoma Valley Unified School District schools will join local private and charter schools and open their doors to students for hybrid instruction (part remote, part in-person instruction) after a year of remote learning beginning next week. Elementary school campuses will welcome back Transitional Kindergarten - 2nd Grade students on March...
Red Tier

Sonoma County to Move to Red Tier of California’s Reopening Plan Sunday, March 14th

Posted on March 12, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en "Translate", y seleccione su idioma. Today, the State announced Sonoma County's move to the Red Tier 2 (Substantial Risk) beginning Sunday, March 14th at 12:00 AM / Midnight. Read the County's Press Release in English and Spanish. Beginning Sunday, the primary changes allowed under...
COVID-19 Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Reopening Status, Expanded Testing, Vaccines, CDC Guidance for those Vaccinated, Esperanza Fund, Rotary-Catalyst Business Grants

Posted on March 12, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Updated: March 12th at 2:00 PM to include new information regarding Sonoma County's tier status Sonoma County remains in the most restrictive “purple” tier in the state’s framework, but will move to a less restrictive tier this Sunday following an announcement...
Covid Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Reopening Metrics, Testing Opportunities, New Variant Detected, Vaccine Distribution

Posted on March 5, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County remains in the most restrictive “purple” tier in the state’s framework, but we are headed in the right direction! As of March 2nd, the County has 10 new daily cases per 100,000 (down from 14 last week),...
COVID-19 Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Reopening Metrics, Testing Options, School Reopening, Sports Guidance & Vaccine Distribution

Posted on February 26, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County remains the most restrictive “purple” tier in the state’s framework.  As of February 23rd, the County has 14 new daily cases per 100,000 (down slightly from 14.2 last week), a test positivity rate is 4.6 percent (up from 3.9 percent) and an equity...
COVID Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – February 19th

Posted on February 19, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en "Translate", y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County remains the most restrictive “purple” tier in the state’s framework.  As of February 11th, the County has 14.2 new daily cases per 100,000 (down from 20.5 last week), a test positivity rate is 3.9 percent (down from 5.2...
COVID-19 Clinic

COVID Vaccine Clinic for Residents 70+, Food and Agriculture Production & Childcare Workers Sunday

Posted on February 16, 2021

SIGN UPS ARE NOW OPEN Drive-Thru, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Sunday, February 21st, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sonoma Valley High School Parking Lot Appointments are now open for: Those ages 70 and older, Phase 1(a) Healthcare Workers, Phase 1(b) Food & Agriculture PRODUCTION that live or work in Sonoma County (no grocery store workers, restaurant,...
COVID Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – February 12, 2021

Posted on February 12, 2021

Sonoma County remains the most restrictive “purple” tier in the state’s framework.  As of February 11th, the County has 20.5 new daily cases per 100,000 (down from 27.2 last week), a test positivity rate is 5.2 percent (down from 6.5 percent) and an equity metric positivity rate of 8.6 (down from 10.8 percent). The County needs...
COVID-19 Clinic

COVID Vaccine Clinic for Residents 70+, Food and Agriculture Production Workers Sunday

Posted on February 9, 2021

SIGN UPS ARE NOW OPEN Drive-Thru, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Sunday, February 14th, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sonoma Valley High School Parking Lot Appointments are now open for Residents 70 Years or Older & Food and Agriculture Production Workers with proof of workplace eligibility. Food Sales and Food Service are NOT yet eligible. Sonoma Valley...
COVID-19 Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – February 5, 2021

Posted on February 5, 2021

Sonoma County remains the most restrictive “purple” tier in the state’s framework.  While case numbers are declining, we are still experiencing a high rate of spread. As of February 2nd, the County has 27.2 new daily cases per 100,000 (down from 34.3 last week), a test positivity rate is 6.5 percent (down from 8.3 percent) and...
Vaccine Clinic

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Residents 75+ in Sonoma This Weekend

Posted on February 1, 2021

SIGN UPS ARE NOW OPEN Drive-Thru, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Residents 75 Years or Older - Feb 6th & 7th at Sonoma Valley High School Parking Lot If you are 75 years or older and live in Sonoma Valley – This is your shot! A drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic is scheduled at the Sonoma Valley...
Covid Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Reopening Metrics, Vaccine Clinics for Residents Ages 75 and Older & Testing

Posted on January 29, 2021

The state lifted the Regional Stay-Home Order Monday, but Sonoma County is still experiencing significant community spread is currently in the most restrictive "purple" tier in the state’s framework. As of this week, the County has 34.3 new daily cases per 100,000, a test positivity rate is 8.3 percent and an equity metric positivity rate...
California lifts the regional stay at home order.

State Lifts Stay-at-Home Order, Limited Order in Effect

Posted on January 25, 2021

Officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today ended the Regional Stay at Home Order, lifting the order for all regions statewide, including the Bay Area. Read the State's press release. This action allows all counties statewide to return to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers...
You Can Help

Volunteer Vaccinators – Sign Up to Help Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

Posted on January 21, 2021

Are you a licensed medical professional interested in volunteering to help administer COVID-19 vaccines in Sonoma County? If so, please sign up through the State of California’s Disaster Healthcare Volunteers website. Once you’re signed up, the County of Sonoma Department of Public Health will be able to contact you for assistance with the administration of COVID-19 vaccines. You...
Sonoma Rotary Clubs Grants or Small Businesses

Sonoma Rotary Clubs Make Second Round of Grants Available to Local Businesses

Posted on January 15, 2021

The Sonoma Valley Rotary Foundation has awarded just over $100,000 to 134 local businesses with grants ranging from $500 to nearly $1,500 to help those businesses cope with the economic effects from the Covid-19 pandemic. The money came from $50,000 raised by Sonoma Rotarians and then matched with $50,000 from Sonoma Valley Catalyst Fund. Businesses...
LHI Bus

Mobile COVID-19 testing unit coming to Sonoma Veterans Building this week

Posted on January 13, 2021

The County of Sonoma continues to ramp up COVID-19 testing. These efforts now include the addition of two to three weekly events in the City of Sonoma administered with the help of a mobile unit operated by the testing company LHI. An LHI mobile unit will be located at the Sonoma Veteran's Memorial Hall from...
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