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COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 5.20)

May 20, 2020
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This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.

We’re checking in with Plumas County about reopening, testing and, as we get closer to Memorial Day Weekend and summer, looking into one of the top concerns for residents there – tourists visiting and possibly bringing the virus with them.

We’re also focusing on wildfire, checking in with the Redding Fire Department’s Fire Marshal about this year’s predicted fire season and signing up for your county’s emergency alert system.

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On May 13, Plumas County received clearance from the state to move further into Stage Two of reopening the local economy. 

The rural county has confirmed only four total cases of COVID-19 and has reported zero deaths connected with the virus.

NSPR’s Marc Albert spoke with Lori Beatley, health education coordinator for Plumas County’s Public Health Agency, about how the county has been responding to the pandemic. Highlights from their conversation are below.

Mentioned in the interview are mental health resources from Plumas County Behavioral Health, as well as the county's information line: 530-283-6400. 

Listen to the full interview at the top of the page.

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Fire season is coming up quick in the North State. 

NSPR’s Matt Fidler spoke with Redding Fire Department's Fire Marshal, Craig Wittner, about what’s expected for the season and how residents can prepare.

CapRadio

This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.

Some 4.6 million Californians have filed unemployment claims since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. 

The number of claims has overwhelmed the state with a growing backlog and longer wait times for help. Unemployment websites have repeatedly crashed and are ill-equipped for the overload.

And for millions of residents laid off amid the crisis, financial support cannot come soon enough.

Today we’ll hear the latest regional and state news and then we’re focusing on how to file for unemployment, getting as many questions as we can answered from employment expert Jennifer Shaw of Shaw Law Group who was interviewed Tuesday by CapRadio's host of Insight, Beth Ruyak.

From herd immunity to antibody testing to vaccines, there’s a lot of medical science in the news these days as we all keep up with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.

NSPR’s Dave Schlom, host of Blue Dot, recently spoke with Dr. James Zimring, a professor, blood pathologist and author of “What Science Is and How it Really Works,” about some of these concepts, what they mean and why they’re important when it comes to COVID-19.

KRCR News

This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.  

Today we’ll hear from Butte County’s Public Health Director about contact tracing efforts after more than 180 people at a church in Palermo were exposed to COVID-19 during a Mother’s Day in-person church service. We’ll also hear from the district manager of Paradise Irrigation District about what the Governor’s plan to reallocate a $7.3 million grant aimed at helping after the 2018 Camp Fire could mean for the district and its customers.   

On Mother’s Day, a person infected with COVID-19 attended a religious service in Butte County, potentially exposing more than 180 people to the disease. 

On Monday, NSPR’s Andre Byik spoke with Danette York, public health director for Butte County, about the incident and how the county is responding. He also asked about the recent announcement that the county’s health officer, Dr. Andy Miller, will be resigning July 10. Here are highlights from their conversation.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 5.15)

May 15, 2020

This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.

Today we’re focusing on the role of science in this pandemic. We’ll be hearing from James Zimring, a professor, blood pathologist and author of “What Science Is and How it Really Works” he’ll talk to NSPR’s host of Blue Dot Dave Schlom about everything from herd immunity to antibody testing to where we are with a vaccine. 

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As counties throughout the North State continue to move further into Stage Two of reopening, we’ve been checking in to see how plans are progressing.

On Thursday, NSPR’s Marc Albert spoke with Kerri Schuette, spokesperson for Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, about what businesses are being allowed to reopen and what’s being done to ensure safety. Here are highlights from their conversation.

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