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SRJC will remain online through May 23 and has canceled all events through the end of the semester,

SRJC cancels remaining spring semester events, in-person classes

April 2, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Santa Rosa Junior College will stay online through the end of the semester on May 23 and has canceled all events through that date, SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong announced Wednesday. Alternative options are being considered for major events like graduation a...

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday afternoon a call for bars, wineries, and brewpubs to close, and restaurants to cut occupancy in half in response to the coronavirus outbreak, as Sonoma County Supervisor David Rabbitt confirmed the county's first locally spread case.

“The Invisible Fire”: Life during the coronavirus pandemic

March 15, 2020

The following musings from The Oak Leaf staff describe life in Sonoma County during the coronavirus outbreak. Check back for rolling updates. Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:30 p.m. Kayla Beaton: I didn’t think the Coronavirus was going to affect me until it ...

The Swedish exchange students were expected to arrive March 25, but the plans were canceled this semester due to fears of COVID-19.

Another coronavirus casualty: SRJC’s Swedish program

March 12, 2020

The Swedish Entrepreneurship program that brings Swedish exchange students to Santa Rosa Junior College each year has been put on hiatus this spring semester due to rising concerns over the novel coronavirus.  Nineteen students were scheduled to arrive M...

With millions of schoolchildren on assisted lunch programs and an underpaid labor force with no sick leave or universal healthcare, America is uniquely unequipped to handle coronavirus.

Four reasons why the U.S. isn’t ready for coronavirus

March 12, 2020

Coronavirus has arrived in America, and America isn’t ready. COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, has canceled the remainder of NHL and NBA seasons, closed Disneyland and forced most major universities to offer online only instruction. California, ...

To limit sales, Staples customers in Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Sonoma are no longer able to buy hand sanitizer without speaking to a manager first.

Masks in short supply amid coronavirus concerns, but are they helpful?

March 5, 2020

Shelves are barren of masks and disinfectants as the ever-growing fear of COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, has started spreading here in the North Bay. At the Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Sonoma Staples, signs that say “See manager to order ha...

Coronavirus threatens to upend the spring semester at SRJC and the possibility of students missing more school this year looms large.

SRJC prepares for coronavirus after Sonoma County declares public health emergency

March 4, 2020

Santa Rosa Junior College officials updated the school’s response to a potential coronavirus outbreak within the community Tuesday, a day after Sonoma County Department of Health Services declared a public health emergency in response to the virus. SR...

The novel coronavirus is a zoonotic virus originating in animals. The virus is believed to have been transmitted to humans at an open-air market in China towards the end of 2019. Sonoma County Department of Health and SRJC Student Health Services are advising precautions despite the

Risk of coronavirus spread low in California among seven confirmed cases

February 11, 2020

Sonoma County Department of Health (SCDH) officials said Feb. 5 that the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in California is low, while SRJC Student Health Services (SHS) continue to monitor the situation. There are 13 confirmed cases in the US, seven of which are in California: two...

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