Council Connect Articles

COVID-19 Outbreak Among Unhoused Sonoma County Residents


  • Sonoma County Public Health Officer Sundari Mase, MD
  • Interim Health Services Director Tina Rivera
  • Providence Healdsburg & Petaluma Valley Hospitals CEO Darian Harris
  • Providence St. Joseph Santa Rosa CEO Tyler Hedden
  • Santa Rosa Behavioral Health CEO Chad Hickerson
  • Sonoma Valley CMO Sabrina Kidd, MD
  • Sutter Santa Rosa CEO Dan Peterson
  • Kaiser Santa Rosa CEO Tarek Salaway
  • Hospital Council RVP Meghan Hardin


Working to get ahead of a growing outbreak of COVID-19 among unhoused Sonoma County residents, Dr. Mase reported that the alternate care site that closed June 30 has been reactivated. The group also engaged in discussion about a testing requirement for unvaccinated staff.  

Takeaway/Next Steps

The group will reconvene in no later than one month to discuss emergency department 5150 holds. Should Food and Drug Administration full approval of a COVID-19 vaccine occur in advance of the next scheduled meeting, the group will reconvene to discuss next steps. 


RVP Meghan Hardin at