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The Best Mask For COVID-19 & Smoke

Effective and ineffective masks. Carol Freeland, a retired nurse, stands next to her husband Mark Freeland, wearing masks that will keep them safe while holding a mask that won’t keep them safe. Carol Freeland’s past experience as a nurse contributes to the knowledge that she has on the effectiveness of masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m doing everything I can to keep myself safe for my family,” Carol Freeland said. “I hope that other people will be considerate and wear effective masks so that my husband and I can stay

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The Resilient Homeless Population in Sonoma County

Coronavirus caution. The guidelines for a safe passageway are posted at a local store, urging those to reduce physical contact and to wear a mask. This is one of thousands posted across the country to caution customers to stay safe. It is mandatory to wear a mask in many stores to reduce the spread of COVID-19, a particular issue when some people don’t want to put it on. Photo & Article By: Jerral Agbayani The Sonoma County Emergency Agency is finding possible locations to house the homeless while concerns grow over the

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The Effects of Smoke Inhalation

As the fires ravage California, hiking and outdoor activities have proven difficult with the smoked-filled air. Hiking in places such as Spring Lake and Doyle Park has shown how the smoke adds a level of difficulty when it comes to venturing into the great outdoors. Trenton Cooper commented, “I have no words for what I am witnessing; the sky is orange.” Smoke cast out the sunlight, and small remnants of ash stick to your clothing and breathing introduces new challenges as well. Article & Photo By: Trenton

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