COVID-19 status update – Health order and mask mandate to be revoked, 80% of eligible population fully vaccinated, testing options
COVID-19 status update – Health order and mask mandate to be revoked, 80% of eligible population fully vaccinated, testing options

COVID-19 status update – Health order and mask mandate to be revoked, 80% of eligible population fully vaccinated, testing options

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With COVID-19 cases and declining hospitalizations, Sonoma County Health Officer confirmed Dr. Sundari Mase on Tuesday that a local health order limiting the size of large gatherings will expire as planned at. 23:59 Thursday (February 10). Learn more

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

Health Officer to Raise Most Indoor Mask Mandates on February 16 – Companies, venue operators and hosts can choose to require all patrons to wear masks.

In a press release issued this week, Sonoma County announced that it will join the state in repealing universal mask requirements for most indoor public environments as of Wednesday, February 16th. Read the full press release.

Unvaccinated persons over the age of 2 will continue to be required to wear masks in all indoor public settings. Businesses, venue operators and hosts can decide their own paths rather than protect staff and patrons and can 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; gather options such as prisons and homeless shelters; long-term care facilities; and in K-12 schools and childcare settings.


Vaccine clinics (pediatric, 1st dose, 2nd dose and boosters) – 80% of the eligible population are now fully vaccinated

As of this week, 80% percent of the county’s 5 and older population are now fully vaccinated, while 88% percent have received at least one dose. There are now free times for vaccination all 5 years or older who wish one at one of the many clinics, pharmacies or health centers in the County. Go to MyTurn.ca.gov to find a time that works for you and find a list of local clinics on Sonoma Valley Health Partner Website.

COVID-19 vaccine is available for children aged 5-11 years at school clinics

46% of the county’s 5-11 year olds have received at least one dose of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine this week. Make a deal on the state MyTurn website or attend one of Sonoma Valley’s school clinics below:

  • February 15 at 16-18 at Adele Harrison, 1150 Broadway
  • February 22 at 16-18 at Flowery School, 17600 Sonoma Hwy 12
  • March 1 at 16-18 at Dunbar School, 11700 Dunbar Rd.
  • March 8 at 16-18 at Sassarini School, 652 5th St. W
  • March 15 at 16-18 in Boys & Girs Club, 100 W Verano Ave.
  • March 22 at 16-18 at Adele Harrison, 1150 Broadway
  • March 29 at 16-18 at Flowery School, 17600 Sonoma Hwy 12

Large vaccine clinics next 2 weekends at county fair

The county is expanding access to pediatric and adult COVID-19 vaccines and boosters through major weekend clinics at Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Clinics will be Saturday and Sunday the next two weekends from kl. 9 to 16 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.

  • Although appointments are not required, you can guarantee a place by signing up myturn.ca.gov.
  • Vaccines are free, clinics are open to all, and proof of citizenship is not required.
  • The Garrett building is on the east side of the fairgrounds, accessible from the entrance to Brookwood Avenue.

Test options

The demand for testing makes it difficult to be tested in one place or to obtain home testing. The county is working to increase the availability of tests, both PCR and antigen, and the state and federal governments hope to soon be able to provide more free home tests. Find additional pop-up test sites and make an appointment in the county test page or call the hotline at 707-565-4667. The hotline is available to help residents sort through their many test options in Spanish and English.

Pop-up test in Sonoma Valley:

  • Monday – Friday at 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Fiesta Plaza 18615 Sonoma Hwy., Sonoma. To make an appointment: Visit the Curative website or call (888) 702-9042.
  • Sunday at 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Boyes Hot Springs Park and drive on Hwy.12 & Thompson Ave., Boyes Hot Springs. To make an appointment: Visit the Curative website or call (888) 702-9042.

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