Safe Space cooling center | COVID-19 detection | Washburn Fire update
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, July 14.
Interview: Safe Space working to open cooling center in Chico during triple-digit heat
Temperatures in Chico are expected to climb above 100 degrees today, and they’ll last through the weekend. Even so, the city’s cooling center won’t be open. In response, Safe Space — a low barrier temporary shelter that usually operates in the winter months — is planning to open a cooling center. NSPR’s Alec Stutson recently spoke with Hilary Crosby, executive director of Safe Space. Listen to the interview in today’s Headlines.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
Public health officials turning to wastewater for COVID-19 detection
Public health officials are expressing concern about pandemic fatigue, as the BA.5 COVID-19 omicron subvariant is now circulating widely. They say wastewater has become a key detection tool since testing isn’t being done on a consistent basis and much of it takes place at home.
— CapRadio Staff
COVID-19 medication Paxlovid could be available at local pharmacies
For the last few months, the COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid has been available for prescriptions to people with certain risk factors. Now, a new health ruling means you could potentially get that prescription from your local pharmacy.
— Carly Severn (KQED), The California Report
Yosemite wildfire moving eastward into Sierra National Forest
The Washburn Fire burning in Yosemite National Park is 23% contained and more than 4,000 acres. The fire was previously a danger to a grove of giant sequoias in the forest. The Associated Press reports the fire is now moving eastward into the Sierra National Forest.
— NSPR Staff
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In case you missed it
- Triple-digit temperatures in Chico, but no city cooling center — NSPR
- New attorney appointed for suspect in Oroville bus shooting — NSPR
- Governor signs bill allowing civil action against gun makers, sellers — CapRadio
- UCLA heat maps show how hot days affect health — The California Report
- Abortion pills will soon be available on California campuses — CalMatters
- Cal State’s Black students are falling behind other groups — and poor graduation data obscures the crisis — CalMatters
- Contagious Omicron subvariants detected in Butte County — NSPR