Covid-19 Special Program

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 7.10)

Jul 10, 2020
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Today we’re focusing on emergency alerts – as we enter fire season – we’ll hear from five different counties in the North State about the type of alerts they use, how often they’re tested and how you can get signed up.  

 

If you have questions you can submit them through this form or call our message line: 433-9216. 

 

For Friday, July 10, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.  

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 7.9)

Jul 9, 2020
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Today we’ll hear more about how and why a tech CEO in Palo Alto created the unofficial COVID-19 tracker for Butte County. We’ll also learn more about what can be done to better protect those in skilled nursing homes from the coronavirus with Dr. Miriam Nuno, an associate professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UC Davis.  

 

If you have questions for us let us know on our message line at 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.    

 

For Thursday, July 9, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 7.8)

Jul 8, 2020
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Today, we’re digging into the numbers for Butte and Colusa counties – both have shown a significant jump in cases recently. It could lead to a reversal of re-openings if infections and hospitalizations get much higher.

 

Also, with a week of 100+ degree temperatures forecasted, and several small fires springing up over the last week, we’re going to talk with a predictive services meteorologist to see what can glean about the upcoming season.  

 

If you have questions for us let us know on our message line at 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.    

 

For Wednesday, July 8, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

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Colusa County successfully avoided becoming a coronavirus hot spot. But the agricultural county, commuting distance from Sacramento, has seen a sharp spike in recent weeks. 

NSPR's Marc Albert spoke recently with Elizabeth Kelly, Director of Colusa County Health and Human Services, asking first for the top-line numbers and concerns.

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Butte County has seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases over the last several weeks, so what does that mean for local businesses and their ability to stay open during the pandemic? 

NSPR’s Andre Byik recently spoke with Lisa Almaguer, communications manager for Butte County Public Health, about the metrics officials are watching and what the data show about the spread of the virus. Andre first asked Almaguer to share how the county views the recent spike in cases.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUE 7.7)

Jul 7, 2020
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Since it seems like life is now just time between the last disaster and the next one to come, on today’s show, we’ll hear from the Red Cross letting us know what we can all do to prepare for the next disaster. We’ll also hear how the absence of an iconic Northern California music festival is affecting the local life there. 

  

If you have questions for us let us know on our message line at 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.    

For Tuesday, July 7, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

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TyAnna Farmer had her outfit ready for the High Sierra Music Festival this year. Sparkles, glitter, glow sticks, and fishnets. “All the festival works,” she said. 

Farmer will be a senior next year at Plumas Charter School in Quincy. She looks forward to the High Sierra Music Festival every year. 

“High Sierra doesn't even feel like I'm in Quincy, it feels like I'm in a whole other place,” Farmer said. 

But High Sierra was one of dozens of summer events cancelled this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's kept many mountain towns in Northern California normally bustling with tourists quieter than usual this year, especially over the holiday weekend. 

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Would you be prepared in the event of a disaster?

Ken Devol reached out to Nurridin Ziyadinov, executive director of the Red Cross’s Northern California Chapter to find out what the Red Cross does, and what the Red Cross recommends regular people do, to prepare for the unexpected. 

Ken started off by asking, after a disaster like a wildfire where people need to be evacuated, how does the Red Cross pick an evacuation site?

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 7.6)

Jul 6, 2020
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Today we’re going to be checking in with several North State counties as numbers of COVID-19 infections across the state continue to increase. We’ll hear from counties where the increase has been most dramatic. We’re talking with Yuba, Sutter, Butte, Glenn, and Tehama counties.

 

If you have any questions for us, let us know on our message line at 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.  

 

For Monday, July 6, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

County of Glenn

No area of the North State has been hit harder than Glenn County. With officially 122 cases among just more than 28,000 residents, the proportion of people infected is considerably higher than elsewhere. 

Last week, all bars were ordered closed and restaurants were forced to switch back to delivery, or pick up only. For more, NSPR’s Marc Albert reached out to Amy Travis, deputy director of the county’s Office of Emergency Services. 

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