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What you need to know: April 2

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on April 2.

Posted: Apr 2, 2020 8:45 AM

The latest: North State COVID-19 confirmed cases

Local cases of the coronavirus are on the rise. Here are the up-to-date numbers of cases in each county in our viewer area. Tehama County Wednesday night confirmed its first case of the coronavirus. And Butte County confirmed another positive case, bringing the total to nine confirmed cases. Shasta County has 7 confirmed cases, Glenn has 2 positive cases, and Trinity and Modoc remain at zero cases.

Butte County schools will resume with distance learning for remainder of school year

"Distance learning" it’s the new normal for Butte County students for the rest of the year. Butte County Superintendent of Schools announced the decision Wednesday. It followed discussions with school district leaders around Butte County. On Tuesday, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction urged school districts across the state end in-person instruction and focus on improving distance learning.

A temporary field hospital could be coming to Redding

Governor Gavin Newsom named Redding as a possible location for a temporary field hospital. Shasta County health representatives say the U.S. army corps of engineers has been looking at possible sites, in order to set up make-shift hospitals. Possible locations include -- the Redding Civic Auditorium, the Shasta County Fairgrounds in Anderson and Shasta College.

IRS: What you need to know about stimulus checks 

Checks from the government relief package should be rolling off the presses and on their way to millions of Americans. Taxpayers can expect anywhere from $1,200 to $2,400, based on their income and filing status. The amounts for eligible Americans are based on the latest tax filing, either 2018 or 2019.

The debate: Should you wear a face mask?

A new debate is brewing among public health experts, “Should we wear face masks?” The Centers for Disease Control says wearing a mask is unnecessary for healthy individuals. However, the U.S. Surgeon General says federal health experts could change that guidance. The surgeon general also adds if people plan on wearing a face covering to not touch their faces and to continue practicing social distancing. This debate comes as the mayor of Los Angeles is taking no chances. He is now urging the city's 4 million residents to wear masks while in public. That recommendation goes against the state's own guidelines which do not require masks. Prioritizing hand washing and social distancing.

A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

The numbers are in and U.S. unemployment claims have hit 6.6 million. Far exceeding a record high set just last week of 3.3 million. A sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. Some economists predict as many as 20 million lost jobs by the end of April.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 103813

Reported Deaths: 3993
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles498602241
Riverside7341313
San Diego7100260
Orange5744142
San Bernardino4914190
Alameda309794
Santa Clara2701140
San Francisco243740
San Mateo202282
Kern200737
Tulare183580
Fresno165832
Santa Barbara163612
Imperial144326
Contra Costa138437
Sacramento134956
Ventura106232
San Joaquin84235
Kings7043
Stanislaus68328
Sonoma5304
Solano50922
Monterey4699
Marin43614
Merced2807
San Luis Obispo2681
Yolo20723
Santa Cruz2062
Placer1969
Napa1113
Humboldt983
Madera942
San Benito852
El Dorado840
Del Norte440
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Shasta374
Mono351
Yuba281
Mendocino250
Lake230
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Glenn140
Amador100
Siskiyou60
Colusa50
Lassen50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
Clear
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Red Bluff
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Willows
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Rain showers and a good chance for thunderstorms are on the way for your Friday night and Saturday forecast. We'll also be much cooler and have gusty South winds this weekend. Some showers are possible early next week, but dry and warmer weather returns for the middle of next week.
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