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Updates on the Coronavirus and Travel to Sonoma County, CA

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On June 15, 2021, the state of California moved beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and its color-coded activity tiers. This means that all industry and business sectors may return to normal operations with no capacity limits or physical distancing requirements, with limited exceptions for “mega” events (see Meetings and Events section below). 

The California Department of Public Health released guidance including a Q&A regarding the June 15 reopening. This move aligns California with the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 resources webpage for more information, including updated FAQs

The CDC has revised its masking guidelines to allow fully vaccinated people to go without face coverings in nearly all scenarios, except for in medical settings or on public transportation, subject to state and local regulations. Unvaccinated people are still urged to wear masks. 

Currently, face coverings in California are no longer required outdoors except at crowded events and for unvaccinated people when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Fully vaccinated people in California still need to wear a mask indoors unless meeting with other vaccinated people. 

What To Expect When Visiting 

Here is a useful article that provides suggestions and tips to have a fun and enjoyable Sonoma County visit. We encourage everyone to practice an extra dose of kindness and consideration when visiting. Coming back from a global pandemic takes time, and many businesses are still ramping up, which includes staffing levels. Make reservations ahead of time to secure your favorite locations.  


If traveling through Sonoma County’s Charles M. Schulz airport (STS), please check out for more details on safety protocols. STS recently received the Airport Health Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI), making it one of the first 12 airports in the U.S. and one of just three in the Western United States to earn this recognition.  

Service on Sonoma County Airport Express is operational with enhanced policies and procedures. Learn more about details on how they are ensuring the safety and comfort of all passengers and employees. 

Meetings & Events 

Capacity and distancing restrictions have been adjusted for most businesses and activities. Large-scale indoor events will have vaccination or negative test requirements for attendees through at least October 1. See more details for Mega events

General Information  

Should you find yourself feeling ill while in Sonoma County, the region is served by three major healthcare providers: 

For more information visit the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 public information website or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s FAQs microsite.   

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