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Date: 11-24-2022 6:01 AM - Word Count: 492

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   San Diego County Dawn Headlines

   Students and staff at Cal State San Marcos may have been exposed to
tuberculosis this fall semester, the San Diego County Health and Human Services
Agency has announced. ... H-H-S-A Public Health Services and C-S-U-S-M
officials have worked together to identify and notify those who had a higher
risk of exposure to tuberculosis ... and will be providing no-cost testing to
individuals at increased risk for infection. The period of exposure was from
August 30th to November 8th.

   The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San
Diego County is at its highest amount for a Thanksgiving today despite dropping
46 of the past 50 days. ... The average price of 5-dollars, 14-point-5 cents
erases the previous Thanksgiving high of 4-dollars, 66-point-7 cents set last
year. ... The average price dropped 4-point-9 cents Thursday and has decreased
1-dollar, 29 cents since rising to a record 6-dollars, 43-point-5 cents on
October 5th. It is 27 cents less than a week ago and 61-point-5 cents less than
a month ago, but 48-point-2 cents more than a year ago.

   An advisory for water outlets at Torrey Pines State Beach, Del Mar and
Ocean Beach has been issued by the San Diego County Department of
Environmental Health and Quality. ... Bacteria levels exceeding state health
standards were found in the outlets of the San Diego River in Ocean Beach, Los
Penasquitos Lagoon at Torrey Pines State Beach and the San Dieguito River in
Del Mar, the department reported. ... The shoreline from the International
Border to the south end of Imperial Beach will remain closed, until testing
confirms the area is safe for beachgoers, the department announced.

   Local health officials are urging San Diegans to take precautions to
avoid spreading respiratory illness over the long holiday weekend. ... These
include wearing a well-fitting, good-quality mask indoors or in crowded spaces,
washing hands thoroughly and often, staying away from sick people and cleaning
commonly touched surfaces. ... COVID-19 and flu vaccines are widely available
across the region at pharmacies, medical centers and clinics. The two vaccines
can be administered during the same visit. ... The San Diego County Health and
Human Services Agency noted that the COVID-19 primary vaccine series and
booster do not protect against the flu, and the flu vaccine does not protect
people against COVID-19. Therefore, it is recommended that eligible San Diegans
get vaccinated against both viruses.

   Along the coast ... it'll be mostly sunny and windy with highs in the
mid 60s. ... In the valleys ... it'll be mostly sunny with highs in the around
70. ... In the mountains ... it'll be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s.
... In the deserts ... it'll be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s. ... Air
quality is expected to be good.
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