Saturday
2P    Our Roots Are Showing
5P    All Things Considered
6P    Latino USA
7P    Jazz Connections
11P  Jazz Underground
banner101 3

photo credit: Anver Hisham/Wikimedia Commons

2021 has been a year of milestones for California, and the state just crossed another: 5 million COVID-19 cases.

On June 15, Governor Gavin Newsom stood atop a stage at Universal Studios in Hollywood; the day marked California’s economic reopening after more than a year of pandemic restrictions.

“We’re not just coming back, we’re gonna come back more focused on inclusion, more focused on equity, and we’re gonna come back roaring back," Newsom said at the time.

But the number of COVID-19 cases has only increased, despite expanded access to vaccines and booster shots. On June 15th, the state’s 7-day case average was 880. As of this week, it’s well over 15,000.

The number of cases statewide is far below last winter’s surge. But daily cases have swelled, fueled by holiday travel and the heavily mutated omicron variant.

Health officials are urging people to ​get vaccinated, tested and wear masks through the new year.

 

  • SoCo Calendar
  • Latest News
  • Right Now
  • Weather
  • Earthquakes
  • First News
 
 
Read More
 
thumbnail FirstNews logoA weekday early morning podcast that offers a first look at the top local news stories and weather forecast you need to start your day.

Sonoma County news stories featuring the latest in breaking news, county government, elections, environment, cultural happenings, and updates on your communities, from Petaluma to Cloverdale, and from Sonoma to Bodega Bay, and everyplace in between.

Subscribe to the Sonoma County First News podcast through our website, the NorCal Mobile App, NPR Podcasts, NPR One, iTunes/Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

 
Read More

Northern California
Public Media Newsletter

Get the latest updates on programs and events.