Covid-19

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
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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. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 7.13)

Jul 13, 2020
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Today we’ll hear about a plan to release 8,000 prisoners amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in the state, we’ll hear more about what we’ll expect this fire season and we’ll head to Plumas County – to hear what the pandemic has been like for two hotel owners and what they’d like to see from tourists traveling to the area.  

 

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 Monday, July 13, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

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It’s been months since the North State’s last appreciable rain. Grasses and shrubs in the valley and low foothills are already tinder dry. Intense summer is quickly desiccating vegetation higher up. 

As California’s fire season begins in earnest, NSPR’s Marc Albert checked in with Cal Fire Butte County spokesman Rick Carhart about projections that firefighters will be very busy across a wider area than recent years, while COVID-19 idles one of Cal Fire’s key weapons: inmate fire crews. 

With coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continuing their rise in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Monday he is reimposing restrictions on many indoor businesses statewide, effective immediately.

Restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and card rooms must suspend their indoor operations, and bars must close altogether.

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.  

 

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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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