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2 years later: COVID’s impact on California North Coast economy

As the coronavirus pandemic entered its third year, some metrics for the health of the North Bay economy such as overall employment are nearly back to where they were before mid-March 2020. So the Business Journal compared local counties with similar populations but different public health responses and outcomes. And we checked in with key… Keep Reading

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Map shows COVID-19 community levels in your area, where masks are recommended indoors

SAN FRANCISCO — New metrics from the CDC take into consideration hospitalization numbers when measuring the impact of COVID-19 and masking requirements for communities. Previously, the “high,” “substantial,” “moderate” and “low” transmission categories were based on case rates and positivity percentages and the CDC recommended indoor masking for counties in the “moderate” or “low” levels. These new categories incorporate… Keep Reading

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COVID-19 mask mandates lift Wednesday. What that means for Sonoma County

Wednesday morning marks the end of mask mandates in Sonoma County and the rest of California. Nevertheless, there are still scenarios where face coverings will be necessary. Sonoma County officials are deferring to state guidelines, which still require anyone who isn’t vaccinated from COVID-19 to wear a mask in indoor public settings. Mask restrictions across California… Keep Reading

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