Orders of the State of California
California Department of Public Health Guidance for the Use of Face Masks
California is moving Beyond the Blueprint to safely and fully reopen the economy.
As of June 15, 2021, the Governor terminated the executive orders that put into place the Stay Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. He also phased out the vast majority of executive actions put in place since March 2020 as part of the pandemic response, leaving a subset of provisions that facilitate the ongoing recovery.
The new public health order effective June 15, 2021 supersedes all prior health orders. The order has limited restrictions, only related to masking and mega-events, as well as settings serving children and youth pending an expected update to the K-12 schools guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Restrictions that ended on June 15, 2021 include:
- Physical distancing
- Capacity limits on businesses
- County tier system
Read the Governor’s orders: N-07-21 and N-08-21. Find details in the California Department of Public Health’s Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors and the Questions & Answers.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) & California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Guidelines
Please use the below links to navigate to CDC and CDPH guidance on various COVID-19 topics.
Orders of the Health Officer of the County of Sonoma
The County’s Health Orders and Guidance are updated as needed based on changing State requirements and current local needs as determined by the County Health Officer. See links below for Sonoma County health orders in effect, as well as health orders no longer in effect.
- Date of Recommendation: September 24, 2021
- Recommends mitigation measures for public meetings of legislative bodies.
- Date of Order: August 6, 2020
- Allows for civil penalties that give enforcement agents additional tools to address those violations of health orders that create serious risk of spreading the virus.
- Date of Order: March 2, 2020
- The County of Sonoma has declared a Local Public Health Emergency as well as a Local Emergency to respond to COVID-19. These proclamations will allow the County to prepare to respond for the possibility of community spread of COVID-19. This includes a partial activation of the County Emergency Operations Center to support necessary activities.