September 26, 2021
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Sonoma County Supervisors authorize ordinance

August 14, 2020

On August 6, 2020 the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors authorized a COVID-19 Education and Compliance Program and adopted an Administrative Citation and Civil Penalty Urgency Ordinance for COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

What you need to know

Businesses could face up to a $10,000 fine for non-compliance.

• 1st violation: $1,000

• 2nd violation: $5,000

• 3rd and following violations: $10,000

Businesses are required to follow Appendix A, “Social Distancing Protocol & COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan,” in order to be compliant. Appendix A information can be found at

Businesses dealing with customers not complying with State and County Public Health Orders can contact the following to report non-compliance:

•Phone: 1-833-SAFE707  


•SoCo Report It:  


Required site specific protection plan

The Sonoma County Health Officer requires all businesses to create a Social Distancing Protocol & COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep businesses open. Complete these steps to open your business:

1.Read required State Guidance for your industry.  

2.Create a plan following Appendix A of Health Order C-19-15. 

3.Self-Certify your business with Sonoma Safe. 

4.Review and distribute the plan with employees.

5.Post your Appendix A plan and self-certification certificate in your business where it is accessible to the public and employees.

For businesses located in an incorporated city, check with your city for compliance guidelines and permits needed for reopening and expanding services.