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June 23, 2021
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After April 15 all residents 16 and older were eligible for vaccination

April 23, 2021

All residents 16 years of age and older are eligible for vaccination. The county will receive 14,200 first and second doses this week, and residents are asked to be patient as they attempt to schedule an appointment. As of Wednesday, a total of 369,985 doses have been administered to Sonoma County residents, with 36 percent of the county’s 16 and older population being now fully vaccinated and 56 percent having received at least one dose.  

Homebound vaccinations

The county has arranged to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to adults 16 and older who are homebound for a variety of medical reasons and have difficulty getting to a clinic. The county is working with Fox Home Health, which has established a mobile vaccine clinic for those who are homebound, as defined by Medicare. 

Emergency Rental Assistance program to launch 

Applications are accepted for the countywide Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) after Monday, April 19. ERAP supplies support to households impacted by COVID-19, providing payment assistance for tenants who are behind on rent and utilities, as well as options for landlords to participate and receive financial assistance. This program is open to all residents of Sonoma County including Santa Rosa—regardless of immigration status—who are renters or landlords needing rental aid.  

How to apply

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

Applications began on April 12, 2021

844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

Call this dedicated toll-free phone number to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA's representatives. Multilingual services will be available.

Fraud Alert: We have received reports of scammers reaching out to people offering to register them for funeral assistance. FEMA has not sent any such notifications and we do not contact people before they register for assistance.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:

• The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

• The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.

• The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.

• There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.

• The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

• The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.

• The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.

• There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.

If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:

• An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

• Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.

• Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.

• How funds are received

• If you are eligible for funeral assistance you will receive a check by mail, or funds by direct deposit, depending on which option you choose when you apply for assistance.