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COVID-19 Thursday

The number of COVID 19 cases across the country is rising by large increments. There are more than 10 million confirmed cases inthe US, and over 18,000 deaths. Overwhelmed hospitals are converting chapels, cafeterias, waiting rooms, hallways, even a parking garage into patient treatment areas. Here in Sonoma County, 36 additional positve cases were reported last night. The pop up test sites have been successful. This morning you can get a COVID test at Cloverdale Plaza, and then this afternoon at Roseland Library. Get an appointment at socoemergency.org (photo courtesy Patch)


Congressman Thompson Virtual Town Hall

Congressman Mike Thompson will be holding a Virtual Town Hall meeting tonight to talk about the surging COVID 19 case rate. Thompson will be joined by expert doctors and public health officers. The meeting will stream on Congressman Thompson's Facebook Page tonight from 7 - 8pm. (photo courtesy Mike Thompson)


Rubber Bullet Settlement

The City of Santa Rosa is paying $200,000 in a settlement with a protester who was shot with a rubber bullet. The man from Healdsburg was protesting in May against systemic racism and police brutality. The man was in the area where glass windows of a church were being broken, and bottles were being thrown when police used the non-lethal weapon in the crowd. (photo courtesy Press Democrat)


Airport Renovation

A $31 million renovation project at the Charles M Schulz/Sonoma County Airport is finally underway, after more than 10 years of planning. It includes an expansive lobby and terminal building; with state of the art, check-in counters and kiosks, and an expanded baggage claim area. (photo courtesy Sonoma County Airport)


New State Restrictions

Governor Newsom announced that health officials are pulling an emergency brake on California’s COVID-19 pandemic response, increasing restrictions in 40 counties, including the entire Bay Area. This, as the state’s daily cases doubled over the past 10 days. Many counties have moved backwards in restrictions including Marin, Napa and San Francisco. Sonoma County remains in the purple tier, the most restrictive. (photo courtesy Reuters)


COVID-19 Tuesday

As the number of COVID 19 cases surge across the country, and in California, here in Sonoma County 85 more cases were added to the list, and 1 more death, raising the number to 150. Today testing will be available at Coddingtown this morning and Andy's Unity Park this afternoon. Get more information and make an appointment at socoemergency.org (photo courtesy CDC)


Zoom Limit

For families planning on remote Thanksgiving events, Zoom says it will lift it's 40-minute meeting limit for families who choose not to spend the holiday together because of the pandemic. This comes at a time when scientists are recommending that families either drastically limit the number of people gathered together to celebrate the holiday, or to scrap plans altogether for in-person gatherings. The extended zoom time will take place on Thursday, November 26th, Thanksgiving Day. (photo courtesy The Hill)


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