The Sonoma Department of Health Services (DHS) is working closely with other Bay Area health departments, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to closely monitor the 2019 novel coronavirus.
At this time, residents of the Bay Area are still at low risk of becoming infected with coronavirus, unless they have recently traveled to Wuhan or have come in close contact with someone who was ill who recently traveled in that area. So far there are 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, of which six are in California: two people in Santa Clara County, two people in San Benito County, one person in Los Angeles County and one person in Orange County.
AIR AND WATER SCIENCES REPORT AFTER SCHOOL CLOSURE
Air & Water SCIENCES (AWS) is pleased to submit the following report detailing indoor air monitoring and fire debris cleaning verification sampling conducted at Oak Grove Union School District sites.....please click here for the full report
Letter from Sonoma County Health Officer
Dr. Celeste Philip, Sonoma County's new Health Officer, has provided the attached letter for parents/guardians regarding current state and nationwide measles outbreaks. In this letter (provided in Spanish and English), she outlines the serious threat measles presents to unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children and strongly encourages any unvaccinated children to get the measles vaccine as soon as possible. SCOE strongly supports this valuable information being shared with parents and guardians.
Shots for Schools
The Shots for School website allows you to check your child's school vaccination rates for Kindergarten and 7th grade. These are the two checkpoints for immunization compliance (aside from newly admitted students). This information is obtained from reports submitted to the state by Nov. 1 of each year.
Air Quality Guidelines
To help schools and local educational agencies prepare to address impacts from wildfire smoke, the California Department of Education (CDE) and many state partners developed guidance that local education leaders can use in conversation with local air districts to determine how school activities will be affected when air quality is poor.
This guidance can be found on the CDE webpage at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ep/ airquality.asp.