Sonoma County relaxes capacity limits on indoor venues as filing rates drop – CBS San Francisco

SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – Officials in Sonoma County revised capacity restrictions on indoor gatherings on Thursday as an uptick in COVID-19 cases due to omicron variation appears to be is decreasing.

Dr Sundari Mase, medical officer, said that indoor events, which were originally limited to 50 people, have now been modified to 50 spectators. The total does not include players, performers, media or staff associated with the event.

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“Allowing 50 spectators to attend indoor events along with performers, players and staff will not significantly affect our case rates at this time,” Mase said in a statement. declare.

Officials said that people attending indoor events will still have to wear masks.

In the first day of this month, Mase limits the size of indoor meetings and limits the capacity of outdoor gatherings up to 100 people when social distancing cannot be maintained. Health officials also voluntarily urged people to stay at home and travel only for school, work and other necessary trips.

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The health order has some exceptions, including gatherings that “take place as part of regular school instructional events or outdoor recess, workplace settings, courts, places of worship, cafeterias or any other place open to the public as part of regular operations such as shopping malls, shops, restaurants/food establishments, and museums. ”

Mase said the health order has helped reduce the case rate, at a record level of nearly 250 per 100,000 residents per day, to 199.

“The medical order was needed when COVID-19 cases were spiked in the community and it helped us bend the curve,” Mase said.

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Officials say the health order, issued on January 12, will be in effect until February 10 at 11:59 p.m. Sonoma County relaxes capacity limits on indoor venues as filing rates drop – CBS San Francisco

Dustin Huang

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