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 Coronavirus: Lo que necesita saber 

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Coronavirus Updates

August 19, 2021

Sonoma County increases COVID-19 testing as cases remain high

The demand for testing in Sonoma County has increased 60 percent in the past month as cases of the highly transmissible delta variant soar. And local physicians like Dr. Jenny Fish have witnessed how hard it's been for patients to get tests promptly during this summer surge. "I've had patients go…
August 13, 2021

Sonoma County covid cases continue rising, impacting local hospitals

COVID cases and hospitalization rates remain high in Sonoma County due to the emergence of the highly transmissible delta variant. And the surge is impacting local hospitals. Dr. Chad Krilich, the chief medical officer for Providence St. Joseph Health, has personally witnessed the uptick. “We're…
August 06, 2021

More COVID recovery aid available for small businesses; nonprofits

Another round of emergency funding will start becoming available to small businesses next month after California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate announced additional funds became available. Non profits, cultural institutions, and sole proprietorships also qualify. Businesses can apply for…
July 17, 2021

How do COVID breakthrough infections occur? One expert explains

COVID numbers have doubled in Sonoma County this month and this week there has been a reported outbreak at Santa Rosa's Samuel Jones Hall Homeless Shelter, where over half the residents tested positive and almost half of those were fully vaccinated. KRCB's Tessa Paoli talks with UC Berkeley…
July 08, 2021

COVID cases and hospitalizations rise in Sonoma County

Sonoma County's current case rate is fluctuating between five and six cases per 100,0000 residents, increasing from four on June 15. And Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase says unvaccinated, young people make up the majority of new cases. "Yes I'm concerned because we are seeing an increase in cases,"…
May 19, 2021

COVID-19 restrictions to end next month

Barring a major outbreak of variants, Sonoma County, along with the rest of California, will end restrictions, including facial masks June 15.…
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On Television

March 28, 2023

Sonoma County Suffragist Stories: Petaluma Black Pioneers

The names of eight Black Petalumans, all married couples, were found on a suffrage petition that was presented to the California state legislature in 1870. Some of these individuals were trustees of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Union Church in Petaluma, and some of their grave sites…

Science & Health News

February 14, 2023

Connect the Bay: Mental Health – San Mateo County

In light of recent occurrences of gun violence in California, Ziomara Ochoa-Rodriguez, Deputy Director of San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, has important advice for those in need of assistance.
February 03, 2023

Connect the Bay: Mental Health – Prof. Shortell

In light of recent occurrences of gun violence in California, Professor Emeritus Stephen Shortell of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health has important advice for those in need of assistance. His message: There are resources available, and many people who want to help.
November 21, 2022

Housing & Homelessness

From Homeless to Housed: Labath Landing The City of Rohnert Park’s unsheltered population has increased fivefold in 7 years to over 250 people in 2022. From Homeless to Housed focuses on the people and institutions addressing homelessness in our communities. We hear from those designing and…
November 01, 2021

Science for Kids and Families

Peer into the world of wildlife with Critter Cam and learn from the host Tracey Simmons as they explore and explain wildlife facts of all sorts of creatures from butterflies and bobcats to owls and otters. WATCH VIDEOS
October 11, 2021

Brightline Defense Air Quality

Executive Director Eddie Ahn of Brightline Defense is a passionate advocate for the underserved of San Francisco. We climb up to the roof with he and his team as they install an air quality sensor near a busy City freeway interchange so that it can start monitoring pollution there. Data collected…
Sep 30, 2021

Silicon Valley Water Purification Plant

Valley Water Board Chair Tony Estremera proclaims: "In Silicon Valley, we believe in science!" Based on this, authorities have made a bold plan for…
Apr 28, 2021

Science for Kids and Families

Coyotes are wild animals that are fun to watch, but good to give plenty of space. Critter Cam host Tracey Simmons explains. Other videos explore…
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