The County of Sonoma along with 6 other Bay Area counties and the City of Berkeley have joined together in mandating new face covering requirements. The Public Health Order directs that face coverings shall be worn, regardless of vaccination status, over the mouth and nose, in all indoor public settings, venues, gatherings, and workplaces, such as, but not limited to: offices, retail stores, restaurants, bars, theaters, family entertainment centers, conference centers, schools, daycares, and State and local government offices serving the public. This Order becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on August 3, 2021. Businesses are required to implement the indoor face covering order. Exemptions are are listed in section 6 of the Public Health Order.
Health officials also recommend that all employers make face coverings available to individuals entering their businesses.
Businesses and other indoor operators are also required to post clearly visible and easy-to-read signage at all entry points to communicate the masking requirements to all patrons. Bilingual signage is available for distribution through the EDB. Email EconRecovery@sonoma-county.org to request signage or click here to download poster (11x17 in).
COVID-19 Mask Ordinance
The Administrative Citation and Civil Penalty Urgency Ordinance from August of 2020 is still in effect. Read more.