What’s Open and Operating in Sonoma County

Many local businesses and government agencies are closing because county and state officials have limited business operations and daily public activities to curb the spread of coronavirus.

There are, however, some establishments still open and providing critical services amid the county’s unprecedented three-week shelter-in-place order intended limit wider outbreak of the coronavirus.

Here is list of what remains open and what was known (by late Tuesday) to be closed in Sonoma County:


Grocery stores, with more limited hours


Restaurants for takeout and delivery service

Gas stations

Banks and credit unions



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Department of Motor Vehicles offices; the state agency is asking law enforcement to “exercise discretion” for the next 60 days in ticketing drivers with license and vehicle registrations that expire this week. The agency also is asking residents to go to its website before coming into a local branch to determine if services they want can be completed online.

Pet stores, with limited hours

Veterinary offices

State, county and city parks (but not campgrounds or visitor centers)


Schools and universities

Bars, taprooms, winery tasting rooms

Restaurants not providing takeout or delivery


Coffee shops



Government agencies:

Healdsburg: The city closed city hall, its community center and senior center through April 3. Activities such as law enforcement, fire services, electric services, water and wastewater service, building inspections and public communications continue to operate.

Petaluma: Only essential community services continue; nonessential services suspended through April 6.

Santa Rosa: All nonessential city services, such as pothole filling and regular city permit processing, have been suspended until April 5. Some small businesses in the city are closed or closing after the decision to stop nonessential services.

Sebastopol: Only essential services are available. Nonessential services suspended through April 5.

Sonoma County Regional Parks: The agency suspended guided activities and large gatherings and closed its indoor sites through April 3.

Sonoma County: Emergency law enforcement and fire services, water and wastewater treatment, emergency road repairs and transit services are continuing. Nonessential services are closed through April 5.

Windsor: Nonessential city services to close through April 5. Town hall, the community center, the senior recreation center and Huerta Gym are closed. Parks are open.