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Health officials urge immediate vaccination and issue orders requiring use of face coverings indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19

August 3, 2021

Sonoma County and other Bay Area health officers have issued Health Orders requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings, with limited exceptions, starting at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

The new Health Orders require wearing a well-fitting mask indoors in public settings, venues, gatherings, and workplaces, such as offices, retail stores, restaurants, bars, theaters, family entertainment centers, conference centers, schools, daycares, and State and local government offices serving the public.

Indoor settings, whether public or private, are higher risk for COVID-19 transmission, especially when you are with people you do not live with. Health officials also recommend that all employers make face coverings available to individuals entering their businesses, and businesses are required to implement the indoor face covering order. "Masks required" entrance signage is available for businesses to print and post by downloading here.

Vaccines remain the most powerful tool in the fight against COVID-19, including the Delta variant. Health officials urge all unvaccinated residents 12 and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

For more information about COVID-19 and local vaccination clinics, visit SoCoEmergency.org/vaccine

Read Sonoma County’s Health Order at https://socoemergency.org/order-of-the-health-officer-of-the-county-of-sonoma-c19-25

 

2 de agosto de 2021

Los Funcionarios de Salud Urgen a la Vacunación Inmediata y Emiten Órdenes que Exigen el Uso de Mascarillas en Lugares Cerrados para Evitar la Propagación del COVID-19

Funcionarios de Salud del Condado de Sonoma y otros del Área de la Bahía han emitido Órdenes Sanitarias que exigen que todas las personas, independientemente de su estado de vacunación, porten cobertura facial cuando estén adentro en lugares públicos, con excepciones limitadas, a partir de las 12:01 a.m. del martes 3 de agosto.

Las nuevas Órdenes Sanitarias exigen el uso de una mascarilla bien ajustada en lugares públicos, establecimientos, reuniones y lugares de trabajo, como oficinas, tiendas minoristas, restaurantes, bares, teatros, centros de entretenimiento familiar, centros de conferencias, escuelas, guarderías y oficinas gubernamentales estatales y locales que atienden al público.

Los entornos interiores, ya sean públicos o privados, presentan un mayor riesgo de transmisión del COVID-19, especialmente cuando se está con personas con las que no se convive. Los funcionarios de salud también recomiendan que todos los empleadores pongan a disposición de las personas que entren en sus empresas un cubrebocas, y las empresas están obligadas a aplicar la orden de portar cobertura facial en espacios interiores. Los rótulos de entrada "Se requiere máscara " está disponible para que los negocios la impriman y la coloquen descargándola.

Las vacunas siguen siendo la herramienta más poderosa en la lucha contra el COVID-19, incluida la variante Delta. Las autoridades sanitarias piden a todos los residentes de 12 años o más que no estén vacunados que se vacunen lo antes posible.

Para obtener más información sobre COVID-19 y las clínicas de vacunación locales, visite https://socoemergency.org/emergencia/novel-coronavirus/vacuna/

Lea la Orden de Salud del Condado de Sonoma en https://socoemergency.org/orden-de-la-oficial-de-salud-del-condado-de-sonoma-c19-25/

RCCS Subsidy Programs Contracted Providers, read and download the newest version of the Current Parent and Child Care Provider Program Guide 7-1-2020

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Dear Child Care Providers and ECE Teachers,

The State has now removed numerical cohort/group size limits for counties in the red and lower tiers; however, childcare groups should still remain as small and consistent as reasonably feasible. The Sonoma County order is aligned with the State Order, including the State Guidance for childcare facilities. Please click the following links for more information:
COVID-19 UPDATE for Child Care Programs and Providers https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-childcare--en.pdf
Department of Health: Guidance Related to Cohorts for Children and Youth
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/small-groups-child-youth.aspx
Licensing Updates
https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/CCLD/PINs/2020/CCP/PIN-20-22-CCP.pdf
COVID-19 Case and Contact Management Within Child Care Facilities
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/contact-management-childcare-facilities.aspx

Per Sonoma County Counsel, the recently announced three feet social distancing requirement applies to the distance between student desks at schools operating under the school reopening guidance. This does not apply to child care facilities. Childcare facilities should comply with any social distancing requirements contained within the childcare guidance and youth cohorts guidance.

Queridos Provedores de Cuidado y Maestros de ECE,

El Estado a removido las limitaciones de grupo numerical/tamaño de grupo para condados en rojo o nivelaes más bajos; sin embargo, los grupos de las guarderias deverían quedarse pequeños, consistentes y razonablemente factibles. La orden del Condado de Sonoma esta alineada con la orden del Estado, incluyendo la guía del Estado para las facilidades del cuidado infantil y grupos de jovenes.

De acuerdo con la asesoria del Condado de Sonoma, el reciente anuncio de tres pies de distanciamiento social requerido, aplica a la distancia entre el escritorio del estudiante en la escuela bajo el manejo de la guía para reabrir escuelas. Esto no aplica a las facilidades del cuidado infantil. Las guarderias de cuidado infantil deven cumplir con todos los requerimientos del distanciamiento social que se encuetra en las guías de cuidado infantil y las guías de grupos jovenes.
COVID-19 UPDATE for Child Care Programs and Providers https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-childcare--en.pdf
Department of Health: Guidance Related to Cohorts for Children and Youth
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/small-groups-child-youth.aspx
Licensing Updates
https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/CCLD/PINs/2020/CCP/PIN-20-22-CCP.pdf
COVID-19 Case and Contact Management Within Child Care Facilities
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/contact-management-childcare-facilities.aspx

Nosotros continuaremos dandole actualizaciones sobre los requisitos operativos y lineamientos generales en cuanto sepamos de ellos. Gracias por su paciencia y flexibilidad.

-  CCL Division’s Quarterly Update Spring 2021: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/CCLD/Quarterly/210202%20CCP%20QU%20SPRING%202021.pdf

-  Safe Sleep Regulations:

https://cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/Additional-Resources/Legislation-and-Regulations/Public%20Hearing%20Docs/f031803RegulationsTextOALfinal.pdf

-  Lead Testing and Prevention in Licensed Child Care Centers

Provider Information for Parents about Lead Poisoning

https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/child-care-licensing/water-testing-information

All licensees (Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes) must provide the following flyer to parents and guardians upon enrolling or re-enrolling any child.

English: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/Additional-Resources/Forms-and-Brochures/2019/M-P/PUB515.pdf

Español: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms/spanish/PUB515_SP.pdf

For any additional questions, please email: CCCWaterTesting@dss.ca.gov

-  For information on COVID-19 TESTING: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Covid-19-Management-of-Healthcare-Personnel-Updated-Guidance/

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PROVIDERS, here are additional resources, including eight (8) comprehensive 60–80-minute Health and Safety Modules for Child Care, by visiting the California Early Childhood Online website at https://www.caearlychildhoodonline.org/


Contact your local Quality Counts California to participate in professional communities of practice by visiting the Quality Counts California website at https://qualitycountsca.net/quality-partners/


Contact your local Resource and Referral (R&R) agency for professional development opportunities. Resources are also available on the R&R website at https://rrnetwork.org/provider-services/provider-support-resources


View professional development resources at the Head Start Early Childhood Knowledge Center website at https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/professional-development/article/professional-development-go
Access to resources, inclusive practices, training and supports for working with children and families with disabilities by visiting the California Department of Developmental Services website at https://www.dds.ca.gov/services/early-start/

Early learning and care educators play a role in dismantling systemic racism, the following resources may be useful:

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Anti Bias Resources web page is located at https://www.naeyc.org/resources/topics/anti-bias


The NAEYC Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education Position Statement (additional resources in link) web page can be found at https://www.naeyc.org/resources/position-statements/equity


The Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Resource Equity web page can be found at https://www.iecmhc.org/resources/equity/


The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance Newsletter Classroom Resource web page is located at https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources


The Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC) Children’s Responses to Crises and Tragic Events web page can be found at https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/publication/childrens-responses-crises-tragic-events


The Head Start ECLKC Building Resilience to Cope with Stress and Trauma website can be found at https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/mental-health/article/building-resilience-cope-stress-trauma

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