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Sonoma County expands reopening

Posted on June 7, 2020 by Sonoma Valley Sun

Sonoma County’s Health Officer has further eased restrictions on businesses, now allowing in-person faith-based services, indoor retail shopping and dining, hair salons/barbershops, and outdoor recreation business activities and equipment rental.

All businesses now being opened will require mitigation measures including: reduced number of customers to promote physical distancing, wearing a face covering, and having all employees check their temperature and conduct a symptom self-check prior to attending work. 

“We have not graduated to business-as-usual,” said Public Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase. “The virus is not fully contained.”

“The Order allows greater access to business sectors but I encourage community members, especially those over the age of 65 years old and/or with underlying health conditions, to give careful consideration to the amount of time and number of sustained interactions with others in public.”

Mase said  sectors are allowed to open because the County C-19 rate has remained stable at 38.6 cases per 100,000 residents, and positive cases remain between 2-3% of the total tested.

This recent Order follows the updated parks Order issued earlier this week that allowed those in the County to drive to coastal beaches.




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