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Wear Blue To Honor Officer Armer

The City of Santa Rosa elected officials and staff will honor Santa Rosa Police Detective Marylou Armer, who died earlier this week to COVID 19, by wearing blue and they invite you to do the same. You can show your support with a photo of you at home wearing blue, then post your photo on social media using #BlueforMarylou. (photo courtesy City of Santa Rosa)


COVID 19 Projections

New analysis modeling shows that more than 1,500 Sonoma County residents could require hospitalization for COVID 19 when it peaks in two months. One of the reasons the numbers could be lower is the continued use of the shelter in place order from Sonoma County Health Officer Dr Sundari Mase. Currently there are 95 confirmed local cases of the virus, from the nearly 2000 people tested so far. In Sonoma County there are 95 confirmed cases of the virus, from the nearly 2000 people tested so far. (photo courtesy Haaretz)


School Grading And Graduations

New guidance on school graduation requirements and grading for seniors was issued today. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmand says "all seniors who are on track for graduation will be able to graduate. The guidance provides admissions updates for higher education for both current seniors and juniors. You can find out more on the CDE's web page at cde.ca.gov (photo courtesy WPLG)


Property Tax Due

The second installment of the 2019-2020 Annual Secured property tax bill was due by February 1st and will become delinquent if not paid by April 10th. After then, the Sonoma County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office will consider written requests for penalty waiver due to the COVID-19 emergency on a case-by-case basis. (photo courtesy Mercury News)


Congressman Mike Thompson Town Hall

Congressman Mike Thompson will be holding a Facebook Live Town Hall Meeting tonight from 7 - 8pm. Congressman Thompson will discuss the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill that will provide money to workers, small businesses and health care providers. It will be on Facebook on his site repmikethompson (photo courtesy Mike Thompson)


Aircraft Carrier Virus Outbreak

Nearly 3,000 sailors aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt will be taken off the ship by tomorrow as military leaders struggle to quarantine nearly 100 crew members who have tested positive for COVID 19 aboard ship. The USS Theodore Roosevelt is now docked in Guam, and the Executive Officer is Captain Brett Crozier from Santa Rosa. (photo courtesy Naval Technology)


UC Admissions Requirements

The University of California announced that it will greatly ease admission requirements for fall 2020 and beyond, by eliminating SAT test scores and minimum grades, saying that "grave disruptions" to schools during the coronavirus crisis call for maximum flexibility in evaluating students. The results of current school interupptions would not meet most of UC's admission standards. (photo courtesy University of California)


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