- Effective immediately, California health officials will be taking an "endemic" approach to the coronavirus pandemic. This according to Governor Gavin Newsom, who made the announcement yesterday that state health officials would be emphasizing prevention and rapid response to outbreaks over continued mask mandates as part of his administration's "SMARTER Plan." State officials stress that there "is no finish line" to the pandemic, which reportedly has been linked to the deaths of more than 82-thousand California residents since COVID-19 was first recognized in early 2020.
- Some of California's largest reservoirs are less than half full with no rain in sight. The Department of Water Resources says Lake Shasta is 37% full, and 54% of average capacity as of Thursday. Lake Oroville is at 47% of capacity which is 77% of average. Folsom Lake is 55% full and 113% of average for this time of year. The long range outlook this summer will also depend on the runoff from the Sierra snow pack. Officials say the statewide snow pack stands at 71% of average. That is down sharply from 154% of average on January 1st.
- An El Dorado County school district is also making masks optional for students while indoors. The Buckeye Union School District made the announcement yesterday in a letter. Officials also said school district employees are still required to wear a mask indoors when they are near students. An update to the school mask mandate for K-12 schools will be announced before the month ends.
- LA County Sheriff speaks with Fox News about vaccine-related firings and his frustration with the county.
- News from the Front: the occupiers violated the silence more than 30 times.
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