The updated COVID-19 vaccine is now available at some pharmacies in Sonoma County. CVS pharmacies have been getting shipments this week, with local doctor’s offices and other healthcare providers expected to get them in the coming days.
Kaiser Permanente is reinstating its mask mandate at its facilities in Santa Rosa. Tuesday’s decision follows a three-week increase in the number of patients testing positive for COVID-19. The mask mandate applies to patients, visitors and staff.
There’s a new strain of the COVID-19 virus that’s emerging as the top variant in California. Known as EG.5, the CDC estimates that the subvariant accounts for the largest share of genomic samples nationwide, including those in
Sonoma County is seeing a bit of a summer COVID case spike. For the past several months, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital reported a positivity rate of six to eleven percent. But, in the past two weeks,
COVID cases are rising again across California. The Health Department reports the rate of people testing positive is more than seven-percent, compared to four-percent last month. Same for hospitalizations, with an average of 858 patients a day