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What you need to know: Dec. 30

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Dec. 30.

Posted: Dec 30, 2020 9:13 AM
Updated: Dec 30, 2020 10:04 AM

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Dec. 30.

Stimulus payments to Americans are on the way, government says

The stimulus checks are in the mail! The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service says coronavirus stimulus payments are expected to hit bank accounts as early as today and drop into mailboxes later this week. $600 for individuals earning less than $75,000 in 2019. Click here to check the status of your stimulus check.

Bernie Sanders vows to hold up defense bill unless Senate votes on $2K stimulus checks

A chance at more relief is setting up a showdown on Capitol Hill. Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is vowing to block a vote to override the president's veto on a key military spending bill, until Senators get to vote on increasing the stimulus checks to $2,000.

Additional resources now available for small businesses

More resources now available to small businesses but you need to act fast to take advantage of the help. The latest California relief grant program has applications open as of this morning but close – Jan. 8. Up to $25,000 is available for businesses with up to 2.5 million dollars in revenue. Click Here to fill out an application.

And happening this morning, there will be a webinar for that grant program. The webinar starts at 11 a.m. and runs the same time every day through Jan. 4. Click Here to view the webinar registration link.

Lockdowns extended in large swath of California amid surge

Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended regional stay-at-home order for the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley regions. Los Angeles County is reporting more than 13,000 new infections a day – that's up from just 12,000 at the beginning of November.

Here's what we know about the new Covid-19 variant found in Colorado

The vaccination debate comes as doctors in Colorado detected the highly contagious mutated coronavirus from the UK. The patient a man in his 20s with no travel history now recovering in isolation. Doctors want to remind people that while that strain of the virus is more contagious – the cases of COVID-19 it produces are not any more severe or deadly.

Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies after battling Covid-19

U.S. Congressman-elect, 41-year-old Luke Letlow, from Louisiana has died after a battle with COVID-19. A spokesman confirmed the news in a statement on Facebook. The republican won a run-off election for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district on Dec. 5. Then 13 days later, announced he had tested positive for COVID-19.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3095814

Reported Deaths: 35549
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles104602114641
San Bernardino2587421561
Riverside2558082739
San Diego2197312222
Orange2178492546
Santa Clara959361158
Kern87240572
Fresno83591968
Sacramento816871128
Alameda69107842
Ventura63413462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43392773
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo33207309
San Francisco29665274
Solano26191108
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25380486
Merced24570316
Sonoma24262242
Kings19588148
Placer17584186
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13585151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10852138
Shasta9750123
Butte9582128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa773145
Lassen519916
San Benito504246
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323874
Mendocino319232
Amador303631
Lake264631
Humboldt245825
Glenn195520
Colusa17969
Calaveras163723
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
Sierra820
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Cloudy
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Oroville
Cloudy
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Hi: 51° Lo: 44°
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Chico
Cloudy
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Hi: 44° Lo: 37°
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Red Bluff
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Hi: 33° Lo: 26°
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Red Bluff
Cloudy
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Hi: 52° Lo: 38°
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Chico
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 55° Lo: 39°
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Light rain and snow is expected in your Friday forecast. We'll be mostly dry and warmer on Saturday. A more substantial system with lower snow levels is in your forecast for Sunday into early Monday. Long range models are showing very wet weather for the middle of next week.
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