Santa Rosa, CA – December 16, 2020 – Although the 11-county Bay Area region Wednesday was placed under a mandatory Stay-Home Order that will take effect on December 17, 2020 Sonoma County health officials are reminding local residents and visitors that a Stay-Home order has been in effect here since December 12. 2020. The local order took effect 32 hours after Sonoma County joined six other Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley last week in proactively implementing the state’s Stay-Home order due to rising COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations.
“The fact that the entire region is now under a mandatory Stay-Home Order is just further evidence of how quickly the virus is spreading in the Bay Area and throughout the state,” said Dr. Sundari Mase, Health Officer for Sonoma County. “These orders are incredibly challenging for businesses, we know. But they represent our best chance at stopping this surge before it gets out of control. Our case rate and numbers are at an all-time high and some of our hospitals are already being pushed to extremes.”
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