coronavirus

As Holidays Arrive, California Faces A Shortage Of In-Home Caregivers

17 hours ago
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Californians who are looking for in-home care for elderly or disabled loved ones this holiday season may have a difficult time finding help.

Experts and home care agencies say a longstanding shortage of in-home care providers has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that dozens of counties, including several in the North State, have been moved back into the state’s most restrictive purple tier because of a spike in COVID-19 cases statewide. 

 

Newsom cited a nearly 50 percent increase in hospital beds being used by COVID-19 patients over the last two weeks and a nearly 40 percent increase in ICU patients. 

 

He said caution is warranted, even though California’s positivity rate is below the national rate of 9.8 percent. 

Butte County Moves Back To Purple Tier

Nov 16, 2020
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Butte County is one of 28 California counties that today vaulted back into the state’s most restrictive COVID-19 tier.

 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom described the state as putting on an emergency brake in an effort to slow a significant spike in positive cases, hospitalizations and ICU patients.

 

Butte County Health Department Director Danette York says she expected to move into the red tier this week, but instead, the state forced multiple counties to skip tiers and move directly into purple. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 8.6)

Aug 6, 2020
Children's Hospital Los Angeles


Today we're hearing from Shasta County, where the first COVID-19 case was discovered in the North State. Despite a recent uptick in cases, Shasta County, with larger towns like Redding and Anderson, is fairing relatively well. It is one of the most populated Northern California Counties that is not on the State’s Watch list. We’re going to try to find out why. 

 

We’re also going to look into the status of COVID-19 testing, who gets tested, how to get the test, and how long it takes to get results, and problems when testing gets delayed too much. 

 

If you have questions or comments for us, leave them on our message line 433-9216 – or you can also head to mynspr.org.

 

For Thursday, August 6, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 7.30)

Jul 30, 2020
CDRC


This week we’re taking a closer look at COVID-19 outbreaks in a North State jail and prison. We'll hear from Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea and from an employee at the California Correctional Center in Lassen County. We’ll also take a trip to Downieville to learn more about the community’s classic bike race that won’t be happening there this year due to the pandemic.  

 

If you have questions or comments for us leave them on our message line 433-9216 – or you can also leave comments on our website, mynspr.org.  

 

For Thursday July 30, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 7.23)

Jul 23, 2020
Forbes


This week we’ll be breaking down the North State’s case numbers for you, we’ll hear from Butte County’s public health director about the county being added to the state’s monitoring list and head to Plumas and Sierra counties to hear how teens there are coping during a summer pandemic.

 

If you have questions or comments for us, our message line is still up – give us a call at 433-9216 – or you can also leave comments at mysnpr.org.

 

For Thursday, July 23, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 7.17)

Jul 17, 2020
OrganizeFor

Today we’re hearing about videos recently released by the Justice For Desmond Phillips team that bring up questions regarding conflicting accounts from Chico Police officers about what happened on the night Desmond Phillips was killed by law enforcement three years ago on March 17, 2017. 

If you have questions or comments for us, leave them on our message line 433-9216 or you can also head to mysnpr.org.  

For Friday, July 17, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 7.16)

Jul 16, 2020
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Today we’ll hear from Congressman Doug LaMalfa about a scathing letter signed and sent to California Governor Gavin Newsom by local republican lawmakers regarding his recent statewide rollbacks and restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to rise. We’ll also check in with a pub owner about how these new restrictions have affected their business, and we’ll hear from the Shasta Superintendent of Schools about plans for the fall.  

If you have questions or comments for us, leave them on our message line 433-9216 or you can also head to mysnpr.org.  

For Thursday, July 16, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 7.15)

Jul 15, 2020
UC Davis

 


 

Today we’ll hear from UC Davis School of Medicine associate dean Dr. Brad Pollock about what’s working and what isn’t with California’s testing strategy and we’ll hear how to better protect yourself from wildfire smoke this fire season.   

 

If you have questions or comments for us, leave them on our message line 433-9216 or you can also head to mysnpr.org.  

For Wednesday, July 15, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUE 7.14)

Jul 14, 2020
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Today we’ll get an update from Butte County Superintended of Schools Mary Sakuma to learn about the county’s plans for schools and what they’re envisioning learning could look like when the year starts. We’ll also head to Sierra and Plumas counties to look at how some growers and nonprofits there are working to help meet the increased demand for food during the pandemic.  

 

If you have questions or comments for us, leave them on our message line at 433-9216 or you can also head to mysnpr.org.  

 

For Tuesday, July 14, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

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