In an effort to help slow down the current coronavirus surge, the County of Sonoma announced a new public health order Monday that bans gatherings of more than 50 people indoors or 100 outdoors where social distancing of at least six (6) feet per person is not feasible, as well as gatherings of 12 or more individuals of any age who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, and is scheduled to remain in effect until February 11, 2022. Read the full order in English and Spanish for more detail and frequently asked questions.
In her statement, Sonoma County Health officer Sundari Mase also advised all residents to stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with those outside their households over the next 30 days. Hear Dr. Mase explain the Health Order in this video.