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Keeping kids occupied

With schools shut down to prevent the spread of coronavirus, families have to adjust with the need for sudden childcare.

Posted: Mar 19, 2020 8:44 PM

CHICO, Calif. -- Medical offices and hospitals tend to be busy year-round.

Yet, with the coronavirus causing schools to shut down, another hurdle for a lot of people, is the abrupt issue of childcare.

Michael Osterholm is the Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.

He says one-fourth of the American population has no sick time.

Paradise Medical Group James Logan is a pediatrician. He talked about how his office is helping out parents who need help, but have to stay at home.

“We have an app called PMG Connect, and so we can actually do video visits through apps so parents can load an app from their phone, have it on my iPhone, my iPad and we can actually do a visit and really try to keep the patients out of the ER which I think is not a good place for them.”

Dr. Logan said the app could be a better option as the need for work availability, especially for medical professionals, rises.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 559746

Reported Deaths: 10377
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2085634977
Riverside40452799
Orange39641726
San Bernardino35712546
San Diego32330593
Kern23583171
Fresno17290171
Alameda13213208
San Joaquin12303211
Santa Clara11687204
Sacramento10795161
Tulare10475196
Imperial9693244
Stanislaus9665162
Contra Costa9182139
Ventura814689
San Francisco754867
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6110120
Marin532779
Monterey529335
Merced501264
Kings445356
Solano402940
Sonoma355647
Madera230239
Placer218620
San Luis Obispo209315
Yolo172143
Santa Cruz12386
Butte10958
Napa104610
Sutter9427
El Dorado7291
San Benito7154
Lassen6380
Yuba6004
Mendocino43110
Shasta41810
Colusa3624
Glenn3603
Nevada3221
Humboldt2824
Tehama2761
Lake2202
Amador1642
Mono1541
Tuolumne1522
Calaveras1471
Del Norte990
Siskiyou930
Inyo893
Mariposa612
Plumas340
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
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Chester
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Monday was almost as hot as Sunday for most of northern California as a ridge of high pressure controlled our weather. A cooling trend is coming, but it will only cool to seasonable levels in the short term.
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