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Panel: What Newsom's Latest Covid Regs Mean for Schools - Plus: Vaccines, Murals, SB Mayor's Race
Santa Barbara County faces a new round of shutdowns, as Governor Gavin Newsom this week issued yet another set of Covid orders, amid a surge in pandemic infections and deaths across the nation and throughout California.
To help cut through the confusion and uncertainty about the local impact of Prince Gavin's latest diktat, Newsmakers TV welcomes back Delaney Smith and Josh Molina for a clarifying conversation that delves into the latest about efforts by the Goleta Union and Santa Barbara Unified school districts to navigate the crisis - and what it means for parents, kids and teachers who previously had been expecting a return to classrooms in January.
It's an appropriate focus for the 100th episode of "Newsmakers: Journal of the Plague Year" a series that we began when the pandemic first hit locally last spring. You can find a complete archive of those shows here, and the full index of our podcast versions here.
The panel also reviews the latest projections of when supplies of a new Covid vaccine may begin flowing to Santa Barbara, a timeline for distribution and who's in line to get it first. (For more understanding about vaccine supllies, check out "Find Your Place in the Vaccine Line," a very cool New York Times infographic that shows where you personally rank in terms of having the injection available).
Finally, the gang discusses the latest from SB City Hall, including the fight to save murals in Ortega Park, the controversy over the city's electric bike program and a likely new entrant in the 2021 mayor's race.
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