Covid-19 Special Program

Tehama County has recorded a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, going from 12 to 28 cases over the last week. 

NSPR's Andre Byik recently spoke with Michelle Schmidt, supervising public health nurse for the Tehama County Health Services Agency, about the spike, as well as recent tests of Corning's wastewater system for the coronavirus, and who should get tested. Andre started the conversation by asking why cases appear to be rising quickly in the county. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 6.17)

Jun 17, 2020

Today, we’re focusing this program on one thing: PG&E’s recent guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of 84 people in the 2018 Camp Fire.  

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For Wednesday, June 17, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUE 6.16)

Jun 16, 2020

Today we’ll hear about a plan in Chico to help businesses qualify for emergency disaster loans. We’ll hear from Debra Moore who is the Managing Editor of Plumas News about the impacts of COVID-19 in Plumas County, which relies heavily on tourism but wants to keep its case numbers down. We'll also learn about mental health resources available in Shasta County during this pandemic.  

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

For Tuesday, June 16, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

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The city of Chico is finalizing a plan to set aside about $400,000 to help more businesses in the city qualify for emergency disaster loans through 3CORE, a nonprofit economic development corporation serving the area. 

NSPR's Andre Byik recently spoke with Chico Assistant City Manager Chris Constantin about the plan, as well as the businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic that could be helped. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 6.15)

Jun 15, 2020
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Today we’ll head to Sutter County to check in with Bi-County Health Officer Dr. Phuong Luu about the increase in COVID-19 cases happening in the area – and we’ll hear from a UC Davis infectious disease expert about guidance and tips on mitigating your risk of contracting the virus in public and during travel in this pandemic. 

 

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

 

For Monday, June 15, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

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Health officials in Sutter and Yuba county say they, and counterparts in three other counties, are trying to find all of about 40 people who attended a birthday party where at least one person in attendance had COVID-19. 

For more on a significant increase in cases there, NSPR’s Marc Albert spoke with Dr. Phuong Luu, health officer for Sutter and Yuba Counties, who said tracing the movements of those potentially exposed hasn’t been easy.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 6.12)

Jun 12, 2020
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Today we’re focusing on wildfire season – we’ll hear from the Director of Cal Fire about predictions for the upcoming season and the interface between firefighting and coronavirus. We’ll also head to the Cal Fire Attack Base in Redding to hear more about how firefighters are trained to contain fires with aerial attack.  

 

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

 

For Friday, June 12, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.  

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THUR 6.11)

Jun 11, 2020
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Today we’ll hear about a new plan in Chico to bolster business during reopening by closing some downtown streets to make more room for outdoor dining and events. We’ll head to Plumas and Sierra counties to hear how tourism is causing a dilemma for businessowners there who want patrons, but not the increased risk of outsiders possibly bringing COVID into their communities. We'll also check in with the County Librarian for Tehama County to hear how libraries there have been engaging with the community throughout the pandemic.

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

For Thursday, June 11, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

Jun 11, 2020
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Fears about the coronavirus pandemic and being socially isolated can significantly affect mental health. Whether you have a mental illness or are just feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed, it’s important to do what you can to support yourself and get professional help when you need it. 

Here’s a list of resources for coping with the pandemic and getting assistance: 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all aspects of life to change, and that includes local government services that help members of the public deal with issues like mental health.

At a time when many are struggling with anxiety, isolation and other mental health challenges, we wanted to find out how local services have adapted and what they’re seeing from clients.

NSPR’s Angel Huracha spoke with Holli Drobny, Mental Health Services Act coordinator and public information officer for Butte County Behavioral Health, and Paige Greene, deputy branch director of Adult Services for the Shasta County Health and Human Services agency, to learn more about how they’ve been operating over the last couple months. 

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