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Health officer issues shelter-in-place order for Sonoma County

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SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – A shelter-in-place order has been issued for Sonoma County to begin on Wednesday at midnight, according to the Sonoma County Health Officer. 

On Tuesday, the order was announced making it the seventh county in the Bay Area to shelter-in-place. 

The order comes after the county reported two additional community spread coronavirus cases on Monday, along with two other cases over the weekend.

“In light of the recent cases of local transmission of COVID-19 in the County, we are taking proactive action to curtail the spread of the virus,” said Dr. Sundari Mase, Sonoma County Interim Health Officer. “We urge our residents not to panic, however, please take this Order seriously, as COVID-19 is a real threat to our community at this time. Please adhere to the social distancing of six feet from another person as well as continue to maintain good hygiene practices.”

Residents are ordered to stay in their homes except for essential events, such as grocery shopping or going to the doctor.

Officials say residents must be at least six feet away from other people from outside residences, also known as social distancing.

Social distancing has proven to be one of the most effect methods to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The order, which limits activity, travel, and business functions, will be in place until April 7.

Please Remember

  • Keep a distance of at least six feet away from another person
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Refrain from touching your face
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands)
  • Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces, and not shaking hands

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