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Four Local Peace Officers Test Positive for Cornovirus

Three Santa Rosa police officers and a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy have tested positive for COVID-19 and are among the 34 cases of the viral disease reported so far in Sonoma County, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. All four tested positive for coronavirus in the past week — including one whose test was confirmed Tuesday(…)

SoCo Supes Work to Prevent Widespread Rental Evictions

Sonoma County supervisors took action Tuesday to alleviate some short-term fears surrounding the burgeoning economic fallout from the coronavirus, unanimously approving a measure that seeks to protect tenants countywide from eviction during the emergency.  The move is the first by county supervisors to address the deepening financial toll of the pandemic and the strict measures(…)

All Parks Closed in Sonoma County amid Coronavirus

All parks in Sonoma County were closed to the public beginning first thing Tuesday morning until further notice, another extraordinary step to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic that has the entire region on edge. The order includes all city, county, state and federal parks, as well as parks on school grounds and beaches.(…)

North Bay Organizing Project Asks SoCo Board of Supes to Help, Protect Immigrants, Renters, Wage Workers etc

Message from NBOP Leadership about COVID-19Mensaje del liderazgx de NBOP sobre COVID-19Español proximo Dear Friends, We the leadership of NBOP are deeply concerned about the impact of the outbreak and spread of COVID-19. Out of love and concern for our community, we make these recommendations rooted in our values for collective care and building grassroots power.  We are(…)

Stocking Up for the Coronavirus: What You Need

AS THE CORONAVIRUS continues its rapid spread internationally and across the U.S., many Americans are heeding public health advice from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention to prepare for the possibility of a lengthy home stay. COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that first caused an outbreak in China in 2019 and was declared a pandemic(…)

Sonoma County Pride Canceled; Fall Events Being Planned

We have all been watching the rapidly deteriorating situation caused by the recent global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. We have been monitoring local, state and federal announcements and guidelines encouraging hand washing and social distancing.  No one knows how long this emergency will last, but it is certain there will be significant disruption and(…)

First Sonoma County Death Reported as Cases Double

A Sonoma County resident died Friday after contracting the coronavirus and being hospitalized for serious illness, marking the first known death in the county from the fast-moving disease that has led California Gov. Gavin Newsom to ask all Californians to stay home.  Interim Public health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase said she received the news of(…)