Scott Mitchell
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Sonoma County News

Guerneville and Harmony School Districts Closed

A Water Main break in Guerneville this morning has caused the schools there to close for the day. There will be no school today in the Guerneville Union School District, as crews work to shut off the water and make repairs. And, Harmony Union School District is also closed today becuase of a power outage. (photo courtesy The Daily Californian)


Rain Clean Up

Today, work crews will continue to clean up behind that record breaking storm. Powerful winds and heavy rain hit Sonoma County hard. Almost 100 homes were evacuated in the area near hwy 12 and Farmers Lane because of flooding. One recently remodeled fourplex apartment had to be red tagged, forcing the residents to live in a hotel while repairs are made. (photo courtesy KTAR News)


Child Vaccinations

Today, an FDA advisory panel could authorize Pfizer's COVID 19 vaccine for children as young at 5 years old. The board is meeting this morning about whether Pfizer's vaccine should be authorized for children ages 5 - 11. Last week, Pfizer released documents saying the vaccine is almost 91% effective against the virus for children in that age group. If authorized, a CDC advisory committee will meet next week to consider recommending the vaccine for approval. (photo courtesy Verywell Health)


Water Reserviors

California's major reserviors have water levels still well below long term averages, despite that historic rainfall . Right now, Lake Shasta is at 22% capacity, Lake Oroville in Butte County at 25%, Folsom Lake, east of Sacramento is at 23% capacity, and Trinity Lake is at 27%. The State Department of Water Resources says the reserviors are between 37 and 44% of their historical averages on this date. (photo courtesy The Economic Times)


Indoor Mask Rule Changes

We are getting closer to going completely maskless. Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase amended a health order to allow indoor gatherings of up to 100 people, such as those in gyms, classes and offices, the option of lifting the mandate on wearing masks indoors if they verify that all members of the group are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. (photo courtesy Reuters)


Boosters Approved

The federal government has given a big boost to booster shots for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to the list of vaccines cleared for boosters. Some who got Pfizer shots are already eligible for a booster. And in the biggest development, the feds are allowing for ``mixing and matching'' the extra dose, regardless of which one people got first. (photo courtesy paho.org)


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