Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase is taking new steps to curb the spread of COVID-19, including issuing a health order requiring home health care workers and pharmacists to show proof of COVID vaccination or undergo regular testing, and recommendations for youth sports.
The health order requiring vaccinations or weekly testing applies to all businesses and governmental entities with personnel who are home health care workers or pharmacists. It aligns these workers with other sectors such as education, fire and law enforcement, which are under similar vaccination or testing health orders.
The new guidance for youth sports includes a requirement to wear masks indoors for all participants, coaches, personnel and spectators, regardless of vaccination status. Masks also are required for both competition and practice, during physical education, conditioning/weightlifting, and other indoor activities.
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