COVID emergency to end | Chico testing site closure | Chico State’s net-zero building
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Feb. 13.
California’s COVID-19 state of emergency to end
California’s COVID-19 state of emergency is being phased out at the end of this month. The declaration has been in place for almost three years and enabled the state to put about 600 provisions in place, including allowing for more flexibility in who could provide care. Read the full story.
— CapRadio Staff
State-run coronavirus testing site to close in Chico
The state-run OptumServe COVID-19 test site on the Chico State campus will close on Feb. 24. The closure comes as the state prepares to end its COVID-19 emergency declaration at the end of the month.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
Chico State breaks ground on first net-zero building
Chico State broke ground on its newest building last week. It will house the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and will generate all of its own energy. It’s expected to be ready for use in the fall of 2024.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
California AG targets workplace heat protections
California’s attorney general has petitioned federal regulators to issue an emergency rule to protect workers from extreme heat. Heat is the leading cause of death among all weather-related workplace hazards, and the dangers for workers in jobs like agriculture are rising with climate change.
— Farida Jhabvala Romero (KQED), The California Report
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In case you missed it
- Butte College celebrates Black History Month — NSPR
- Food assistance benefits to be slashed come April — CalMatters
- Survey finds more than 36 million trees died in California last year — The California Report
- California voters could decide on voting rights for incarcerated people — CapRadio
- Butte County officials estimate millions in storm damages — NSPR
- Redding City Council awards $1.5M contract to create plan for riverfront property — NSPR
- Black educators, students protest education funding at California Capitol — CapRadio
- North State delegation advocates for fire survivor tax relief — The California Report