1. Calfornia Governor State Seal_CivicPlus News Flash

    Governor Newsom Announces New Regional Stay-At-Home Order

    Governor Gavin Newsom announced today (12/3) a new regional-focused effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 as well as assist hospitals from becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. Read on...
  2. Calfornia Governor State Seal_CivicPlus News Flash

    Governor Newsom Announces Immediate Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

    Assistance includes temporary tax relief to support businesses impacted by COVID-19, $500 million in new COVID-19 Relief Grant funding for small businesses, and an additional $12.5 million added to the California Rebuilding Fund. Read on...
  3. County Logo

    County Expands Role of On the Move in Providing COVID-19 Community Assistance, Financial Support

    The County of Sonoma has expanded eligibility criteria for emergency COVID-19 financial assistance and has allocated additional funding to local nonprofit On the Move for dissemination of financial support to local residents. Additional Info...
  4. County Logo

    Sonoma County Issues Guidelines on Temporary Tents & Canopies for Outdoor Dining/Business Operations

    New Sonoma County guidelines for outdoor dining structures, such as tents and canopies, have been published and help to clarify the requirements for meeting both fire protection measures and COVID-19 safety needs. Read on...
  5. ENG_nov 20_PoliceChiefNF

    Message from the Police Chief on Stay at Home Order beginning Sat., Nov. 21

    Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro shares an important message with the community on the limited Stay at Home Order in effect beginning Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 p.m. Read on...
  6. News Flash_SSDP Mayor Update

    Safe Social Distancing Program Completed, Community Invited to Provide Input at Dec. 7 Meeting

    Closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center is completed and a virtual community meeting is scheduled for December 7 to help evaluate the program. Read on...
  7. Calfornia Governor State Seal_CivicPlus News Flash

    State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

    This is the same as the March Stay at Home Order, applied only between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day and only in purple tier counties, which includes Sonoma and 40 other counties statewide. It will be in effect from November 21 through December 21. Additional Info...
  8. SPRUNG STRUCTURENF

    City to Restore Homeless Shelter Bed Capacity to Pre COVID-19 Levels

    An emergency shelter expansion project is taking form at Sam Jones Hall Homeless Shelter to restore bed capacity at the shelter. Read on...
  9. County Logo

    Sonoma County Joins 8 Bay Area Counties with Recommendations for Safer Holidays

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services today joined health officers from eight Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley in issuing joint recommendations, including gatherings and travel. for staying safe during the holidays. Additional Info...
  10. News Flash_CARES Emergency Rental Assistance

    CARES Emergency Rental Assistance

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved CARES funding for short-term emergency rental assistance for low-income tenants and landlords. Read on...
  11. CountyPR_NewsFlash - Enhanced Program Adopted 10.21.20

    Sonoma County Adopts Enhanced Program to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission & Supporting The Most Impacted

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed a suite of actions to support those most negatively impacted by the spread of coronavirus including those in low-income, essential worker and Latinx communities. Additional Info...
  12. News Flash 10-19-20 County Testing Opportunities

    County Expands Testing Opportunities for Residents Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19

    The effort is part of new County Department of Health Services initiative to address COVID-19 disparities, particularly within Latinx and indigenous communities in Sonoma County, and to reduce overall community spread. Read on...
  13. News Flash_Celebrate Halloween Safely with Rec and Parks

    Celebrate Halloween Safely with Rec & Parks

    Recreation & Parks offers Halloween activities in accordance with new COVID-19 Halloween guidelines. Read on...
  14. COVID-19 Health Officer Update - Guidance for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    County of Sonoma Provides Guidance for Safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Activities

    With Halloween and Dia de los Muertos quickly approaching, residents reminded to plan ahead and celebrate safely by avoiding gatherings Additional Info...
  15. COVID-19 Playgrounds Open - CivicPlus Newsflash image

    City Playgrounds Open, Play It Safe – Follow Precautions!

    The City of Santa Rosa has reopened all City playgrounds following direction from the California Department of Public Health. COVID-19 precautions are required. Read on...
  16. Amended Health Officer Ordered Issued

    Health Order Amendment

    Sonoma County's Health Officer amends Health Order following changes to state framework for reopening. Read on...
  17. Woman getting her nails painted

    Nail Services and Physician-Ordered Electrolysis Allowed to Reopen Indoors

    Nail services and physician-ordered electrolysis may now be performed indoors, per a change in state guidelines made yesterday, 9/22. Read on...
  18. Events Cancelled

    Citywide Events Cancelled Through End of 2020

    To continue to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Santa Rosa, the City has cancelled all events and large gatherings through at least the end of the year. Read on...
  19. News Alert

    Update on Efforts to Address Encampment at Fremont Park

    Read about ongoing efforts to address homelessness at Fremont Park and across the City. Read on...
  20. Man getting haircut and woman holding bags in mall

    Barber Shops, Hair Salons and Malls Allowed to Reopen in Sonoma County

    Barber shops, hair salons and malls in Sonoma County will be allowed to resume indoor operations with modifications on 8/31 due to revised health orders. Read on...
  21. News Flash_Local Urgency Ordinance

    City Council Passes Local Urgency Ordinance

    City Council approves an urgency ordinance authorizing administrative enforcement of the public health Orders in Santa Rosa. Read on...
  22. Recreation staff helping child with distance learning

    School of Rec: Distance Learning Camp & Care

    Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks offers the School of Rec – Distance Learning Camp & Care —a full day, distance-learning and recreation program hosted at City community centers and parks. Sign up soon, fall session begins August 24. Read on...
  23. Man wearing mask, serving food outdoors

    Stay Safe Santa Rosa

    See some of the ways to more safely enjoy this summer and fall in Santa Rosa during COVID-19. Read on...
  24. News Flash_Serving During COVID19

    Serving Santa Rosa During COVID-19

    Even though most City of Santa Rosa facilities may be closed to the public, City staff are working around the clock to maintain essential City services. Read on...
  25. CivicPlus_Sick Leave

    Urgency Ordinance in Effect for Emergency Paid Sick Leave

    The City of Santa Rosa’s urgency ordinance expands emergency paid sick leave available through the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Read on...
  26. News Flash_Food Drive_7.22.20

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food & Fund Drive

    Make a donation to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food & Fund Drive now through July 22 at SRCity.org/FoodDrive Read on...
  27. Closed Sign

    Most City of Santa Rosa Public Counters Closed Thru August 2nd

    Services Remain Available Online, By Phone, or By Appointment Read on...
  28. News Flash_Additional Business Restrictions

    Additional Business Restrictions Implemented by State

    New state restrictions in place for indoor business operations and activities in Sonoma County due to rising coronavirus cases Read on...
  29. News Flash_New Business Restrictions

    New Business Restrictions Beginning Tomorrow

    Effective tomorrow (7/13), new restrictions will be in place for some businesses due to rising Sonoma County coronavirus cases. Read on...
  30. News Alert

    Update on Efforts to Address Homeless Encampments in the Corporate Center Parkway Area

    Read about efforts to address encampments at Corporate Center Parkway area on July 9, 2020 and next steps as the City continues to address homelessness during COVID-19. Read on...
  31. Food Cans

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors Virtual Food Drive and Donation Station

    The City of Santa Rosa is once again teaming up with the Redwood Empire Food Bank to host another food donation drive—online and in-person! Read on...
  32. News Alert

    Update on City Actions to Resolve Encampments

    City to activate its Homeless Encampment Assistance Program to address encampments creating health and safety hazards in the Corporate Center Parkway area Read on...
  33. Woman holding coffee and brown bag

    Santa Rosa Launches Unique Online Marketplace

    InsideOutThere.com brings together local merchants, makers and artists. Read on...
  34. Person using parking meter

    Downtown Santa Rosa Parking Fees to Resume July 1, 2020

    New free and reduced-price parking options available Read on...
  35. News Flash_Open and Out

    NEW Expanded Sidewalk and Parklet Seating Programs for Santa Rosa Restaurants

    The City is now allowing restaurants to use sidewalks and streets to expand outdoor dining. Read on...
  36. New Health Officer Order

    New Shelter-in-Place Health Order Aligns County With State

    New Health Order adopts and incorporates State Orders and Guidance, as well as requires compliance with County specific individual and business mitigation measures. Read on...
  37. Man Swimming Butterfly Stroke

    Health Order Issued 6/5 Expands Access to Recreation & Parks

    See what recreational opportunities and activities are becoming available for our community! Read on...
  38. New Health Officer Order

    More Business Operations and Community Activities Allowed with Mitigation

    New Health Order issued allowing more business operations and activities in the County, including the City of Santa Rosa. Read on...
  39. Girl Shooting Bow and Arrow

    Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Announces Modified Summer Camps to Meet COVID-19 Precautions

    Sign up now for summer camp experiences for children 7-10. Limited space is available for these fun programs that follow CDC and Sonoma County health precautions. Sessions begin June 15! Read on...
  40. News Flash_Curbside Pickup

    Curbside Pickup

    To support our downtown businesses, the City is creating temporary short term parking spaces for fast and easy curbside pickup for customers. Read on...
  41. Sonoma Coast Ocean View

    Parks Access Expanded in Amended Parks Order

    Parks Order amended allowing Sonoma County residents, including Santa Rosans, to now access Sonoma Coast parks and trails for lower-risk recreation and exercise activities. Read on...
  42. Congratulations, Class of 2020

    Congratulations, Class of 2020!

    While you may not be crossing the stage this year, we all applaud this accomplishment and wish you every success in the future. Read on...
  43. Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro
  44. Outdoor Restaurant Patio

    Shelter-in-Place Order Amended to Expand List of Businesses Allowed to Operate

    Outdoor dining, additional retail, and some business services allowed to reopen with social distancing protocols in place. Read on...
  45. News Flash_SSDP Mayor Update

    Safe Social Distancing Program Update

    The City of Santa Rosa is taking steps to protect individuals experiencing homelessness and our community as-a-whole from further spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  46. News Flash_Disaster Relief for Immigrants

    COVID-19 Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

    Starting Monday, May 18, California Human Development will begin connecting undocumented individuals in Sonoma County to disaster relief assistance. Read on...
  47. News Flash_Virtual Permitting Services

    Virtual Permitting Services

    From concept to project completion, online permit application services for all land-use planning and construction activities is now offered. Read on...
  48. Safe Social Distancing Site at Finley Parking Lot

    Watch the Replay: Virtual Community Meeting

    More than 460 residents tuned in on May 14th to learn more about the Finley Parking Lot Safe Social Distancing Site, and the meeting replay is now online Read on...
  49. Man Playing Basketball on Outdoor Park Court

    Amended Parks Order Allows for Some Expanded City Parks Access and Amenities

    Good news for lovers of recreation and parks! Santa Rosa residents may now enjoy certain park amenities either solo or with other household members at some City parks close to their homes. Read on...
  50. News Flash_SIP Business Reopen Amendment

    Shelter-in-Place Order Amended to Allow Further Business Reopening

    The Sonoma County Public Health Officer has amended the Shelter-in-Place Order to allow additional businesses to operate with health safety modifications, effective May 15, 2020. Read on...
  51. Bocce courts at Juilliard Park

    Some City Park Amenities to Reopen Following Amended Park Closure Order

    Revised Parks Closure Order eases some restrictions on parks usage; City working to implement opening more local park amenities in next 24-48 hours Read on...
  52. Finley Parking Lot Safe Social Distancing Program Aerial site map

    Virtual Community Meeting: Implementation of Safe Social Distance Site in Finley Parking Lot

    City staff to answer community questions during Zoom meeting planned for 5/14 at 6 p.m. Read on...
  53. News Flash_Support Restaurants

    Support Local Restaurants

    During this public health crisis, support local restaurants! Read on...
  54. News Flash_SIP Retail Amendment

    Shelter-in-Place Order Amended for Additional Business Allowances

    The Sonoma County Health Officer amended the Public Shelter-in-Place Health Order to reopen retail stores for curbside pickup and delivery, effective May 8, 2020. Read on...
  55. News Flash_Safe Social Distancing Program

    Safe Social Distancing Program for Unsheltered Individuals

    City-owned parking lot at Finley Community Center to temporarily provide social distancing space for unsheltered individuals amid COVID-19 emergency. Read on...
  56. News Flash Message From The Mayor 5.3.20

    A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

    Mayor Tom Schwedhelm discusses Sonoma County Health Officers's modified Shelter-in-Place Order and the modified parks closure Order. Read on...
  57. Social distancing measure in place at retail establishment

    Checklist for Essential Businesses

    The City has created a checklist to help guide essential businesses preparing to reopen following the release of the modified Shelter in Place Order loosening restrictions for a few industry areas Read on...
  58. City of Santa Rosa

    Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

    Update from City regarding ballot casting for PG&E reorganization plan, finalized allocation agreement Read on...
  59. SRFD News Flash image

    SRFD Forms New Pandemic Response Unit

    The Santa Rosa Fire Department announces the expansion of their services to include a new Pandemic Response Unit. Read on...
  60. News Flash eComment Video

    A Message from City Council Member Chris Rogers

    City Council member Chris Rogers shares how to participate in City Council meetings during Shelter in Place. Read on...
  61. Fire Chief Tony Gossner

    A Message from Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner

    Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner provides an update on the Santa Rosa Fire Department's response to COVID-19. Read on...
  62. CityBus Reduced Service

    CityBus to Further Reduce Service on Monday, April 13 in Response to COVID-19

    CityBus will operate on a Sunday schedule seven days a week starting Monday, April 13 for essential travel only. Read on...
  63. Reporting Violations and Stay at Home

    Stay at Home Reminder from the Santa Rosa Police Department

    The Santa Rosa Police Department reminds the community to follow the Sonoma County Health Officer's Order to shelter in place to protect vulnerable populations and essential, front-line workers. Read on...
  64. Surgeon General News Flash

    Face Coverings Recommended

    The Sonoma County Health Officer now recommends that everyone who leaves home for an essential activity wear a face covering to the extent possible. Watch as the Surgeon General demonstrates how to make a face covering with a t-shirt and two rubber bands. Read on...
  65. March 30 of ENG_PoliceChief_YouTubeThumb (1)

    A Message from the Police Chief (3.30.20)

    Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro discusses two additional COVID-19 positive test results for employees of the Santa Rosa Police Department. Read on...
  66. NewsFlash200326_PoliceChief_Edit

    A Message from the Police Chief (3.27.20)

    Today, Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro announced two more police officers tested positive for COVID-19 after reporting the first three positive cases on Tuesday, March 24. Read on...
  67. Inspector writing on clipboard

    Permitting and Inspections Essential Services

    To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the City of Santa Rosa has temporarily limited its operations to provide only essential services, including permitting and inspections Read on...
  68. PARKSCLOSEDVideoCoverEnglish_3.26 News Flash

    COVID-19 Question of the Day (3.26.20)

    “How can I stay active if the parks are closed?” Read on...
  69. Homeless Services and COVID-19

    Support for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

    The City is closely following interim guidance provided by the CDC as it works to protect this vulnerable population and the community at large from the coronavirus disease Read on...
  70. News Flash: Statewide Shelter in Place

    Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order in Effect

    Issued by Governor Newsom, the order establishes consistency across jurisdictions and defines essential services in the state. Read on...
  71. News Flash_Shelter in Place

    Shelter-in-Place Order In Effect for COVID-19

    Sonoma County Public Health Officer directs all individuals living in the County to shelter at their place of residence. Read on...
  72. covid19

    Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The latest updates from the Sonoma County Department of Health Services Read on...