Happening today at noon, Governor Newsom is set to provide the latest updates on the state's coronavirus response. At his briefing Tuesday, the governor unveiled plans for what the state's reopening could look like. He announced a four-part plan to changes in the stay at home order. Click Here to watch it live at noon.
PG&E will be holding a webinar today on the community wildfire safety program - this will be for customers in Butte, Plumas, and Lassen counties. The event is to share information about PG&E's plans to prevent wildfires and reduce the impacts of public safety power shutoff (PSPS) events. Click Here to sign up.
Butte County pushes for mail-in only ballots for November election
Butte County supervisors voted unanimously to send a letter to the governor supporting mail-in only ballots statewide in the upcoming November general election. The letter says many election poll volunteers and staff members have indicated they would not serve in November because of the virus. Tehama County has proposed a similar plan.
The airline industry is adapting to travel in the age of coronavirus. Jet Blue airways say beginning May 4, all passengers must wear a mask. From check-in through disembarking. Both United and American Airlines are following suit - United reps say masks will be available for passengers - wearing them is encouraged but not mandatory.
US Health Officials warn public of scammers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is warning that scammers are targeting Medicare recipients. Offering virus tests in exchange for personal information. HHS Representatives say be cautious of any unsolicited requests for your Medicare or Medicaid numbers, and be suspicious of unexpected calls or visitors offering tests of supplies.
President Trump is using the defense production act to order meat and poultry plants hit hard by the coronavirus to stay open. More than a dozen plants have closed because of COVID-19 among their workers. The president's order provides more protective gear - but workers fear it's not enough. They want daily testing. One union says 20 employees have died.
Federal Reserve to announce policy update this afternoon
The Federal Reserve wraps up its two-day meeting today. Experts say the fed could provide more details on the moves it made to help the economy and financial markets since the coronavirus pandemic. The fed could also provide clarity on exactly how much damage the virus has done to the economy. Fed chair Jerome Powell is set to hold a virtual press conference this afternoon.