Sonoma County unlikely to end stay-home order Jan. 9, health officer says

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Sonoma County is unlikely to end its current stay-at-home order when it is set to expire the night of Jan. 9, Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase said during her final public briefing of 2020.

As coronavirus spreads locally at the highest rate of the pandemic while parts of the state are struggling to provide enough hospital beds for patients, it’s no shock that Mase is less than optimistic about reopening in a week and a half.

“I don’t predict that,” she said Wednesday. “Because we’ve already had a wave of gatherings for Thanksgiving that led to cases. We’ll probably see an increase from Christmas as well, traveling as well as gatherings. And New Year’s is coming as well. Jan. 9 is really right around the corner for us. So I don’t anticipate that we’ll be out of the state order on Jan. 9.”
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