Updates on the Coronavirus and Travel to Sonoma County, CA

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During this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Sonoma County Tourism joins health officials in mandating that people stay at home. The Health Officer of Sonoma County order for Shelter in Place has been extended until at least May 3rd.

Despite the adversity we face, we are inspired by the way you all continue to engage with us. If you don’t already, we encourage you to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, to share your stories, images and experiences of Sonoma County. In doing so, be sure to use #LifeOpensUp. We will continue to share stories of the incredible people, places and products that make Sonoma County so special. The best way to support your Sonoma County community is to keep buying their products. Please see below for ways to do so.

We will get through this together.  When we do, and when you’re ready, the blue skies, spectacular natural resources and myriad activities will be awaiting you throughout Sonoma County.

For now, our great wishes to you and yours for health, safety and perseverance.

Further Information:

From Our Home in Sonoma County To Yours

    Resorts, Hotels, Inns and other short-term rentals restricted to essential travel

    No lodging property may be used for tourism purposes until further notice. Short-term lodging facilities (including short-term rentals, vacation rentals, timeshares, hotels, motels, and other short-term lodgings) are only providing lodging to protect the County homeless population, displaced residents that cannot return home because of quarantine or that need to quarantine or support for Healthcare Operations, Essential Infrastructure, Essential Businesses, and Essential Governmental Functions. Updated guidance around vacation rentals, specifically, is provided in the order in section 13 by the health department’s statement.  

    Experience Wineries, Breweries, and Cider Houses from Home

    Many wineries, cider houses and breweries are currently offering their locally produced wines, ciders and beers for purchase pickup, and even for doorstep delivery. To enhance your tasting experience check out the many virtual tastings. For details see this member list of Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance, as well as the following:

    List of Wineries and Breweries

    Restaurants Offer Pickup and Takeout

    logo for take outSonoma County’s eateries and restaurants are offering takeout and delivery of chef prepared meals along with locally produced wine. Since some hours have been limited, and dine-in is temporarily not available, we recommend visitors to contact these locations directly for orders. Download our list of restaurants with updated info on food service options check out the map below:

    Map of Restaurants

    Disclaimer: As this is an ever-changing situation, we urge you to call the businesses that you’re interested in buying from directly for the most up-to-date information. If you're not able to enjoy your favorite eateries here at this time, you can also support Sonoma County restaurants by purchasing gift cards and certificates.

    Farms, Locally Grown Produce, and Artisan Food Products

    Sonoma County is home to many local farms offering freshly harvested produce and culinary experiences. Browse through the Sonoma County Farm Trails resource page or map for local delivery, takeout, on-site sales and online orders. Some farmers markets continue to offer local produce from community farmers and vendors, while adhering to health guidelines. Please contact each business directly to confirm hours or any changes.  

    State and Regional Parks temporarily closed 

    All parks and open spaces in Sonoma County remain closed since midnight on March 24th. The California Department of Parks and Recreation announced the temporary closure of parking lots at all 280 state parks, including those in Sonoma County: Sugarloaf Ridge in Kenwood and Trione-Annadel in Santa Rosa. We suggest downloading our newly expanded wildflower guide to your phone for future use. Take a virtual tour of Sonoma County’s parks instead.

    Around Sonoma County Now

    We are featuring beautiful imagery of our natural wonders available for adventure, and showcasing our amazing wineries, breweries, and eateries on our Social Media channels. Included are some ways our local businesses can be appreciated and enjoyed from near and afar in the days and weeks to come.

    Follow us on Instagram and Facebook. #LifeOpensUp

    Event Cancellations: 

    Most events/festivals scheduled to take place in April and May are canceled at this time. Please check with the organizers directly.

    Sonoma County COVID-19 Relief Funds

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Economic Development Board (EDB) has compiled a comprehensive list of local, state and government resources and benefits for businesses and employees affected by the emerging situation. The Sonoma County Resilience Fund will go to 35 local nonprofit organizations to help support the resilience of our community. See the Redwood Credit Union for a listing of local nonprofits they support with grants. Visit the Creative Sonoma page for a list of relief organizations and funds for artists and arts organizations. Other Community Resources for Supporting Local Farms & Businesses can be seen at Sonoma County Farm TrailsThe Above and Beyond Foundation benefit workers in the meetings and events hospitality industry.

    Practice Sensible Health Habits

    Anytime a person is traveling, attention to hygiene is important.  We encourage travelers to follow the safety outlines as provided by the Centers for Disease Control:

    1. Wash your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.  It is suggested that a 20-second washing is appropriate.
    2. Maintain social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
    3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.  The virus enters the body through these three areas.
    4. Practice respiratory hygiene. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissues when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
    5. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care.

    The CDC has more information on travel recommendations and three levels of travel advisories. 

    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.  

    We hope everyone stays healthy and happy.