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What you need to know: April 29

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on April 29.

Posted: Apr 29, 2020 8:36 AM

California governor: Schools may reopen as soon as July

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 to host wildfire safety webinars

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.

Several airline industries say passengers must wear masks while flying

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.

Trump to sign order keeping meat processing plants open

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.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 101050

Reported Deaths: 3895
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles487612201
Riverside7139303
San Diego6882249
Orange5646136
San Bernardino4567176
Alameda304993
Santa Clara2688140
San Francisco240840
San Mateo196382
Kern194136
Tulare179679
Santa Barbara160412
Fresno153526
Contra Costa137537
Imperial135224
Sacramento131956
Ventura101732
San Joaquin77133
Kings6983
Stanislaus67028
Sonoma5244
Solano49920
Monterey4298
Marin42014
Merced2737
San Luis Obispo2631
Santa Cruz2052
Yolo20022
Placer1949
Napa1093
Humboldt982
Madera902
El Dorado800
San Benito762
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Del Norte400
Shasta374
Mono351
Yuba281
Mendocino230
Lake190
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Glenn130
Amador100
Siskiyou61
Colusa50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Lassen40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 81°
Oroville
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 81°
Paradise
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 81°
Chester
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 69°
Red Bluff
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 82°
Willows
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 107° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 81°
Today a heat wave continues but tomorrow night rain moves in, lasting into Saturday with much cooler temperatures. We warm up again on Tuesday.
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