The County of Sonoma has taken swift and appropriate actions to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, maintain hospital capacity, and ensure the protection of public health. As guidelines have been provided by the State of the California for a safe reopening, it is appropriate to plan for short and long-term actions to provide for the economic health and well being of the community.
- Business Recovery
- Workforce Recovery
- Community Recovery
Economic Recovery Action Plan (PDF: 12,657 KB)
Interested in getting involved? Email EconRecovery@sonoma-county.org.
1. Make funding, equipment, and facilities easily accessible to businesses
2. Provide innovative regulations and temporary laws (called urgency ordinances) to keep businesses operational
3. Support hardest-hit business sectors, while increasing economic diversification throughout the county
4. Ensure that businesses are prepared for future disasters
$2.5 million dollars in emergency stabilization grants awarded to 542 Sonoma County Businesses.
Regular meetings with permit agencies in the County to develop business-friendly processes.
5. Provide creative childcare solutions aligned with strategies developed by Sonoma County organizations that serve children ages 0-12
6. Provide workforce re-skilling and training opportunities
7. Retain and attract Sonoma County’s workforce
8. Ensure that social safety net services are available to help low income residents meet their basic needs.
Program being developed and implemented to support childcare providers and families.
During the biggest COVID-19 surges, financial assistance was offered for needed sick leave for individuals who cannot afford to take time off from work.
9. Serve the access and functional needs of local community members, including individuals with disabilities, older adults, children, individuals from diverse cultures, and people with limited English proficiency.
10. Address housing and transportation needs
11. Expand broadband infrastructure and services to increase internet access
12. Leverage the power of the arts, culture, and creativity to enable people to implement innovative solutions to our recovery
13. Address climate and energy impacts