Coronavirus: What You Need to Know – March 24, 2020
On this program, we talk with Dr. Sundari Mase, health officer of Sonoma County, Susan Gorin, chair of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, and Christopher Godley, Director of Sonoma County's Office of Emergency Management. In addition, we are joined by Dr. Arthur Reingold, Professor of Epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and Juan Prieto, Communications strategist at the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance and musician Eki Shola, who ends the program with a hopeful song.
Coronavirus: Lo Que Usted Necesita Saber - Marzo 24, 2020
En este Ayuntamiento de Coronavirus, nos acompañan los altos funcionarios del Condado de Sonoma: Presidenta de la Junta de Supervisores, Susan Gorin; Director de Manejo de Emergencias, Chris Godley; y el Oficial de Salud Pública, Dr. Sundari Mase. Además, nos acompañan Dr. Arthur Reingold, Profesor de Epidemiología de UC Berkeley, y Juan Prieto, Estratega de Comunicaciones de la Alianza de Justicia Juvenil de Inmigrantes de California. La música Eki Shola termina el programa con una canción esperanzadora.
Coronavirus: What You Need to Know – March 17, 2020
This program was presented live on March 17, 2020, on KRCB TV, KPJK TV, and KRCB FM Radio 91. Hosts: NorCal Public Media news director Steve Mencher and assistant news director Adia White. This program interpreted in Spanish in real time via radio station La Mejor KJOR-FM 104.1
Coronavirus: Lo Que Usted Necesita Saber - Marzo 17, 2020
Estaremos en vivo a las 7 pm en KRCB TV, KPJK TV y KRCB FM Radio 91. Los presentadores serán el director de noticias de NorCal Public Media, Steve Mencher y la asistente directora de noticias, Adia White.
Northern California Public Media hosted a Virtual Town Hall, in partnership with Sonoma County, to share information about Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). News Director Steve Mencher and Assistant News Director Adia White moderated the discussion with Supervisor Susan Gorin (Chair, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors), Chris Godley (Director, Sonoma County Emergency Management), and Dr. Sundari Mase (Sonoma County Interim Public Health Officer) who presented information and answered questions from viewers in this one hour live news special.
What is the California Department of Motor Vehicles Doing to Protect Elderly Customers? +
According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles Website, "effective immediately, customers whose transactions require an in-office visit will be served on an appointment-only basis and currently, there are no appointments available. Continue to check the DMV website for the most current information."
Customers can use online services to complete other necessary transactions during this time.
Should I Avoid Taking Public Transit if I Am in an At Risk Group? +According to guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health on March 7, 2020, those in at-risk groups should avoid crowds, mass gatherings or large events, and public transit, and stay home as much as possible.
What Activities Are Allowed Under the Shelter in Place Order +On March, 17 2020, Sonoma County Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, issued a shelter in place order. According to Sonoma County's website, residents may only leave "to provide or receive certain essential services or engage in certain essential activities and work for essential businesses and governmental services." The order exempts indivudals experiencing homlessness and encourages them to seek shelter and for the county to provide options. For a list of essential services and other information on the order, CLICK HERE.
Where Can I Get Tested if I am Having Symptoms? +
If you are experiencing symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath, contact your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider can recommend that you get tested for COVID-19 if there is a need.
Please call your healthcare provider in advance if you are experiencing symptoms so that the proper safety precautions can be taken. You can access a list of local community clinics here.
What Procedures Are in Place to Protect Healthcare Workers? +
According to Sonoma County Public Information Officer, Rohish Lal, the Department of Health Services has been communicating with its health care coalition about healthcare worker safety and other concerns on a weekly basis since January. The coalition includes local hospitals, providers and other healthcare facilities. The Sonoma County Department of Health Services shared guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on protecting healthcare workers with the coalition.
Who Makes the Decision to Close Schools? +
According to the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), each school district consults with the local public health office when making the decision to close schools.
Each district will work with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services to determine how long schools will close for.
For up to date information on school closures, distance learning options and free and reduced-price lunch visit SCOE's frequently asked questions webpage.