March 16th 2020
First 5 Sonoma County Response to COVID-19
Dear First 5 Sonoma County Partners and Friends:
The First 5 Sonoma County Commission is taking all necessary steps as ordered and advised by Governor Newsom and the County of Sonoma Health Officer to help prevent further community spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
We will be closing our physical office through April 3rd, at which time the Commission will reassess the situation. During this period, First 5 Sonoma County staff will be working primarily remotely and ensuring that business operations continue uninterrupted. Our staff will be available during regular business hours via email and will be checking voicemail regularly and returning calls.
In alignment with CA Department of Public Health Guidelines and authorized by Governor Newsom’s Executive Order, N-25-20, First 5 Commission meetings on March 23rd and April 27th will be convened virtually via Zoom; there will be no physical location for the meetings. The agendas will be limited to essential business – no presentations to the Commission will be made. The public is invited to join via webinar or phone; comments from the public can be made via the chat feature of the webinar platform.
To join the March 23rd virtual First 5 Sonoma County Commission meeting:
From your internet browser: https://zoom.us/j/7701522415 Meeting ID: 770 152 2415
By telephone (listen only): (669)900-6833 Meeting ID: 770 152 2415
Please continue to use the links below for the most updated COVID-19 guidelines and information.
County of Sonoma SoCo Emergency Novel Coronavirus: https://socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/
CDC Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Sonoma County Office of Education Coronovirus Update:
Community Care Licensing Information & Guidelines for Child Care Settings:
4Cs Sonoma County Response to COVID-19: https://www.sonoma4cs.org/about/emergency-updates/
These times are uncertain and concerning for all of us. The First 5 Sonoma County Commission and staff remain strong in our partnership with you and together we will continue to support the children and families of Sonoma County. Please reach out to me or to a First 5 staff member for any assistance.
In Partnership and Wishing You Good Health,
February 24th 2020
Strategic Planning Roadmap
The First 5 Sonoma County Commission adopted the Strategic Planning 2020 Roadmap on February 24, 2020. The Roadmap will guide a process of identifying opportunities for impact on achieving improved early childhood development outcomes countywide. The Commission will engage a broad group of stakeholders, including parents, providers, funders and system leaders, as well as a comprehensive, data-driven analysis of the needs of children and families in Sonoma County.