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Guidelines for Businesses in Sonoma County

Are you ready to reopen in Sonoma County? The pandemic has affected industries differently, creating a variance in how to reopen businesses. The State of California's Resilience Roadmap shows what stage we are in for allowing businesses to operate. If you have any questions about reopening, check with your city or county, as guidelines are continually changing.

Sonoma County Guidelines

MAY 22, 2020 UPDATE: Amendment No. 3 to Order of the Health Officer of the County of Sonoma No. C19-09 amended the Public Shelter-in-Place Health Order to expand the list of businesses able to operate in the County as allowed by the State’s approval of the County’s Variance request to accelerate into Stage 2 of the Governor’s reopening plan. See full details

Sonoma County EDB's mitigation strategies have been developed to help reopen local businesses as quickly and safely as possible:

Additional Food & Restaurant Guidance for Safe Operations

State of California Industry-Specific Guidance for Safe Operations

Federal Guidelines



This is the most up to date information that we know, but information is constantly changing. Please refer to your city or county for help or questions with your reopening plan.

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