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Coronavirus News & Updates

COMMITTED TO THE PETALUMA COMMUNITY: The Coronavirus or “COVID-19” continues to generate concern locally, domestically and globally. The City of Petaluma is committed to providing leadership and help throughout the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to provide resources and support to our community in any way we can and are mobilizing every resource at our disposal, collaborating with local, state and national partners in our response efforts. This website provides the latest information on a range of topics regarding COVID-19.

CITY ATTORNEY SUMMARIES OF ORDERS AND ORDINANCES

SONOMA COUNTY

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

UNITED STATES

  • The U.S. Department of Labor has announced new action and relief through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The purpose is to help families, workers and employers as we face the effects of COVID-19. Review Employee Rights as a result of the FFCRA. Additional information can also be found at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Key information regarding current services and operations within the City of Petaluma:

  • Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, the City limited operations to “essential services only” through May 3, 2020. Check out the listing of city departments and services.
  • All public-facing City facilities, including City Hall and the Petaluma Community Center, are closed through May 3, 2020.
  • City first responders are on the job prioritizing the health and safety of the community. To help limit the spread of coronavirus, we encourage the public to utilize our online police reporting services at https://cityofpetaluma.org/departments/police-department/ or call the 24/7 police non-emergency line at (707) 778-4372. In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1 for assistance.

SHOPPING HOURS FOR SENIORS

  • Oliver’s and Petaluma Market are reserving the first hour they are open every day, from 6-7 a.m., for seniors and individuals with suppressed immunity systems. So is Whole Foods, which offers a window from 8-9 a.m.
  • Safeway and Lucky designated 6-9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for those same groups, as well as pregnant women. Target in Santa Rosa and Petaluma are reserving the first hour on Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m., for at-risk shoppers.

 

TRANSIT

  • Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is reducing services in response to changes in ridership demand. Learn more on the SMART website.

NEED HELP WITH MEALS?

  • Petaluma City Schools (PCS) will start a free meal program on March 23. This program is for students and their siblings of PCS, Two Rock School, and Wilson School. More info here.

 

ISSUES WITH PRICE GOUGING

  • California’s price gouging law prevents business from wrongfully profiteering on essential goods, supplies and services during an emergency. If you are the victim of price gouging due to the coronavirus, or if you have information regarding potential price gouging, you can file a complaint through the Sonoma County’s District Attorney’s office or by calling (707) 565-5317. 

As you make any preparations to deal with the risks of coronavirus (COVID-19) know that your tap remains a safe and reliable source of clean, good-tasting drinking water.

Water served by City of Petaluma to customers comes from the Sonoma County Water Agency and is purified using modern treatment techniques to remove pathogens, including bacteria and viruses. Water is continuously monitored to ensure that it surpasses all state and federal regulations for health and safety. More information on water quality can be found on our water quality page.

About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Petaluma Coronavirus Announcements

Coronavirus in Sonoma County

About Novel Coronavirus

Coronavirus FAQs

Local Health Information

Healthcare Professionals

Medical Testing

Resources & Information

Warnings & Updates

Living and Working During the Pandemic

City Services Available

Business Resources

School Information

Travel Information

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